MARCEL VAN EEDEN

Bio.

Born in 1965 Marcel van Eeden’s magnum opus is to make a drawing a day based on sources that precede the year of his birth. Using imagery culled from an array of historical material - illustrations from old books, topographical atlases, films, art history, newspaper clippings, photo archives, magazines such as Life, Paris Match and others - van Eeden has set himself the task of drawing a vast visual diary of a world he never knew. He begins a new drawing by starting in the top left corner and ending at the bottom right. In between emerges a bewildering range of images: explosions, trains, streetscapes, abstractions, accidents, sex acts, divers, diagrams, botanical specimens, on and on. That none of the imagery reflects the era of their maker suggests that his legacy will be a project that immortalizes his absence as much as it did his presence. In selecting more than one hundred of these drawings to be included in the 4th Berlin Biennale (2006) one of the curators, Massimilano Gioni, wrote that van Eeden’s “visual universe in fact seems affected by a radical form of iconophilia, an unstoppable urge to consume images and at the same time, by doing so, save them from oblivion.”  Van Eeden’s project has been compared to the conceptual strategies of On Kawara and to the vast compendium of images compiled in Gerhard Richter’s Atlas.

Marcel van Eeden’s drawings have been widely exhibited.

CV.

born in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1965
lives and works in The Hague

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006

Najaar 2006 Kunstverein Hannover (solo), Germany

2005

Gesehene Worte, Kunsthaus Langenthal (CH)

Clint Roenisch Gallery Toronto

2004

Galerie Zink & Gegner, Munich

2003

„Retrospective, Dibujos 1993-2003“, Centro Galego de Arte

Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

„Retrospective, Tekeningen 1993-2003“, GEM Museum voor actuele kunst, the Hague
Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam

Galerie Maurits van de Laar, the Hague

2002

Galerie van den Berge, Goes, Belgium

Galerie Maurits van de Laar, the Hague

2001

Galerie Michael Zink, Munich

Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam*

2000

Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands

1999

Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam

1998

Galerie Maurits van de Laar, the Hague

1997

Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam

1996

Galerie Maurits van de Laar, the Hague

Kunstraum Koeln-Deutz, Cologne

1995

Wetering Galerie, Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1994

Galerie Maurits van de Laar, the Hague

Galerie van den Berge, Goes, Belgium

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005/06

Into Drawing, Hedendaagse Nederlandse Tekeningen/ Contemporary Dutch Drawings, o.a. Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (Ierland/Ireland), vanaf 25 september 2005: Apeldoorns Museum/ CODA, Institut Néerlandais, Parijs (Frankrijk/France), Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'Arte, Florence (Italie/Italy), Stiftung Schloss Moyland, Bedberg-Hau (Duitsland/Germany)

2003

„Tekenen des tijds“, KW14, Den Bosch, the Netherlands

2002

„In your time“, Percy Miller Gallery, London

2001

„Verliefd op het onderwerp“, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss, the Netherlands

„De collectie uitgetekend“, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen,the Netherlands

2000

„Nieuwe Oogst“, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherland

1999

„A Palid House“, W139, Amsterdam

„Moderne Kunst“, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen,the Netherlands

„Armando verzamelt“, Vishal, Haarlem, the Netherlands

1998

„Historie en Afstand“, Haags Historisch Museum, the Hague

1997

„De Bruiloftsreportage“, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, the Netherlands

1996

„Contouren“, Comanderie van Sint Jan, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

1995

„Stadscollectie 1995“, Haags Gemeentemuseum, the Hague

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