Marieke Van Wuytswinkel

° Belgium, 1987

Lives and works in Brussels



Marieke Van Wuytswinkel (1987) is an artist who works in a variety of media. With a conceptual approach, Van Wuytswinkel wants to amplify the astonishment of the spectator by creating compositions or settings that generate tranquil poetic images that leave traces and balances on the edge of recognition and alienation.



Her artworks appears as dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, well-known tropes merge, meanings shift, past and present fuse. Time and memory always play a key role. By questioning the concept of movement, she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humour that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous loss.



Her works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By applying a poetic and often metaphorical language, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.



Her works isolate the movements of humans and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound.






Website & CV : http://mariekevanwuytswinkel.com/






2015 : 'Old songs, new songs'

Marieke Van Wuytswinkel & Syunsaku Hishikari (in collaboration with l'USINE galerie, Brussels)










2009-2011 Master Visual art (New Media)/ Royal Academy of Fine Arts/ Ghent BE


2008-2009 Master Visual arts/ LUCA School of Arts/ Ghent BE


2005-2009 BachelorVisual arts option Textile Design/ LUCA School of Arts/ Ghent BE


2011-2013 Specific Teacher Training/ LUCA School of Arts/ Ghent BE


Selections and Prices


2014 - Kunstsalon Sant (Bruges, BE), 'Sculpting Memory' (2013, video), Second Price

2012 - Kunstsalon Sant (Bruges, BE), 'Attempts of Reconstruction' (2011, installation)

2011 - Nominated for Price Horlait Dapsens, 2009 - One Minutes Belgian Open

           ‘A Natural Morning’ (2009, video), Second Price





Duo-/Solo exhibitions


2015  'Old Songs, New Songs' Duo exhibition with Syunsaku Hishikari

           Eva Steynen.Deviations Gallery, Antwerp, BE, May - June 2015


           I want to give you a flower…, Solo Exhibition, SEAS, Knokke-Heist, BE

2014   'Documents of a False Memory', Solo exhibition, 2.04 Gallery, St Petersburg, RU

2013   ' Lab Out', Duo show with ATB Collective, Bains Connective, Brussels, BE

           'In Hindsight', In Collaboration with Jill Vandorpe, Vzw de tweede helft, Turnhout, BE


Group Exhibitions


2014    Kunstsalon Sant, Group show with Sculpting Memory (2013), Bruges, BE

            Moscow Digital Show, Group show with Sculpting Memory (2013), Moscow, RU

            Kronstadt Stories, Group show with 'Sculpting Memory' (2013), St Petersburg, RU

2012    Kunstsalon Sant, Group show with Attempts of Reconstruction (2011), Bruges, BE

            'Vitrine 2012', Group show with Saving Time (2) (2012), Turnhout, BE

2009    'Reproduced', Group exhibition, H.I.S.K, Ghent, BE

            'How It’s Made', Group exhibition, Tilburg, NL

            'Pracht', Group exhibition, Jan Colle Gallery, Ghent, BE


Future Expositions


July 2015 SPAR Group Exposition, With 'A Short Story about a Room' (2014)

                Pushkinskaya 10, St Petersburg, RU





2014      Pushkinskaya 10 Art Residency/ St Petersburg RU

2013      National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)/ St Petersburg (Kronstadt) RU

              Bains Connective/ Brussels BE