Marcel van Eeden

Marcel van Eeden (b. 1965, The Hague) lives in Zurich and The Hague. Studied painting at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague (1989-1993). In his drawings, Van Eeden develops an individual concept of narration. He conducts an intensive investigation of the relationship between the individual picture and the series, as well as the manner in which their interplay can create narrative correlations. Appearing in his works are a succession of semi-fictional protagonists and events, which Van Eeden always places in relation to a broader social context. Select solo exhibitions include CAC, Málaga, Spain (2017); Tel Aviv Museum of Art (2014); GEM, The Hague (2014); and Philara, Düsseldorf (2014); Neue Galerie Gladbeck (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Calgary (2012); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2011); Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (2011); Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (2010); Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2007); Kunsthalle Tübingen (2007); and Draíocht Arts Centre, Dublin (2007). Select group exhibitions include Hamburger Kunsthalle (2017); Manifesta 11, Historical Exhibition, Zürich (2016); Albertina, Vienna (2015); Nottingham Contemporary (2013); Tate St. Ives (2013); GEM, Museum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague (2003); and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela (2003). He also participated at the 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2006). Van Eeden’s work is held public and private collections including Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; De Neederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis. He is represented by Sprüth Magers; Galerie Barbara Seiler; Galerie Zink and Galerie Georg Kargl.

Last updated: 30.03.2017