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is an independent curator and researcher in the field of contemporary art with a special focus on network cultures. Her research explores topics such as systems, productivity, memes, artistic strategies, archiving, and knowledge production and materialises in the form of exhibitions, discursive programs, talks, and essays.

Marijn has curated programs and exhibitions for IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture, Art Central Rotterdam XL, The Wrong Biennale, and CIVA Festival. Her essays have been published by Mister Motley, rekto:verso, the Institute of Network Cultures, Archined, and VIEW Journal. Additionally, she has delivered talks at V2_Lab for the Unstable Media, the RE:SOURCE Media Arts Histories conference, the Young Curators Academy, and iMAL.

She holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Excellence Master’s degree in Media Arts Cultures, awarded by the University for Continuing Education Krems (AT), Aalborg University (DK), and The University of Łódź (PL).

Beurstraverse An ounce of information is worth a pound of data
(Art Central Rotterdam XL)

Group exhibition in collaboration with 25+ art spaces (Rotterdam, NL, 02–11.02.2024)

Exhibition view Beurstraverse. Works by Tonio de Roover, Douglas Coupland, Sarah van der Lijn, Ruben Mols, and Tools for Action.

Once the financial heart of Rotterdam and now a commercial centre, the Beurstraverse is a node in a network. The exhibition builds on this context and examines the economic, transportation, and information systems that converge there. The stock exchange with buyers and sellers, global trade driven by supply and demand, and the Internet with its users, servers, and websites – these interconnected systems are characterized by complexity. Like gears in a machine, the works in the exhibition collectively explore feedback, control, and errors in a time defined by interconnectivity and rapid technological change. Do we control our systems, or do they control us?

With works by Marco Barbier, Douglas Coupland, Rolf den Dunnen & Saminte Ekeland, Ruud Goedhart, Aletta de Jong, Kamagurka, Alban Karsten, Tom K Kemp, Carlijn Kingma, Sjoerd Knibbeler, Anna Lange, Johannes Langkamp, Sarah van der Lijn, Bas Losekoot, Ruben Mols, Anna Moreno, Jelmer Noordeman, Niels Post, Tonio de Roover, Jan Ros, Alan Smart, Johannes Steendam, Tools for Action, Giuditta Vendrame, Hans Wilschut

Art Central Rotterdam XL is is initiated by Muriel Mager, Kiki Petratou and Erika Vati in order to promote synergies and cooperation within the cultural ecosystem of Rotterdam. The programme is a collaboration with 25+ Rotterdam-based galeries, artist-run spaces, and art institutions: Galerie Atelier Herenplaats, Kunstinstituut Melly, Eye Love You Art, Nieuw Charlois, H(a)L Het Archief, Christian Ouwens Galerie, Frank Taal Galerie, Huidenclub, Gallery Untitled, ROOF-A, ZERP Galerie, Studio Seine, PHOEBUS Rotterdam, Contour Gallery, CHAxARTxRTM, JOEY RAMONE, Murals Inc., NL=US Art, WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery, Contempo Galerie, PrintRoom, Neck Of The Woods, Garage Rotterdam, TENT, OMI Rotterdam

The exhibition was kindly supported by CBK Rotterdam, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Gemeente Rotterdam, Van Cappellen Stichting, Van der Mandele Stichting, and Volkskracht.

Silencio Profundo (2009), Anna Lange. Courtesy of ZERP Galerie. Photo: Bas Czerwinski

Subdivide and Restructure II (2024), Jelmer Noordeman. Courtesy of Murals Inc. Photo: Bas Czerwinski

Exhibiton view Beurstraverse. Works by Giuditta Vendrame, Hans Wilschut, and Alban Karsten. Photo: Bas Czerwinski

Exhibition view Beurstraverse, work by Anna Moreno. Courtesy of JOEY RAMONE. Photo: Bas Czerwinski

Recommendations (2021), Alban Karsten. Courtesy of Frank Taal Galerie. Photo: Bas Czerwinski

3 Future Scenarios for The Waterworks of Money (2023), Carlijn Kingma. Courtesy of Untitled Gallery. Photo: Bas Czerwinski

On Spam, Comment Spam # 182 (2024), Niels Post. Courtesy of NL=US Art. Photo: Bas Czerwinski