Tutor Marjolijn Dijkman AKV|St.Joost Masters

Marjolijn Dijkman

1978, The Netherlands

Started teaching in Fine Art in 2008

Education and Work Experience

Marjolijn Dijkman graduated from the Free Media department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2001, finished a postgraduate course at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam in 2003, and was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht from 2006 to 2007.

Dijkman’s practice includes different aspects that are closely interconnected: ongoing projects that are carried out internationally, works developed in relation to specific contexts or interests, and initiatives such as Enough Room for Space.

Ranging from photographic archives and films to landscape interventions and sculptural works, her practice concerns itself with futurology, history, museology, human geography and ecology, among other subjects. The works can be seen as a form of science fiction: they are partly based on facts, but brought into the realm of fiction and speculation. Her work often mixes aspects from popular culture and science, makes connections through time and culture, and tries to open up a public debate around the topics they address.

In 2005 Dijkman founded Enough Room for Space (ERforS) together with Maarten Van den Eynde. Currently based in Brussels, Belgium, ERforS is an interdependent art organisation that initiates experimental research projects and exhibitions. ERforS tries to act as freely as possible, always putting the context and the idea before the medium, and thereby challenging the barriers between different disciplines (artistic, scientific or activist).