Marijn van Kreij 1978

Lives in Amsterdam (NL). Works in Amsterdam (NL).
Represented by:

Barbara Seiler

Marijn van Kreij’s exhibitions are comprehensive installations in which each individual work contributes to a web of references. The creative act itself serves as a primary theme within Van Kreij’s practice. The artist exploits the manual nature of his work while questioning notions of authenticity and originality. Van Kreij avoids virtuosity, works relatively quickly, on impulse, and allows mistakes to be present. In his installations the artist tries to enforce an intense, associative way of looking. His work is about these associations and 'copies'. He combines a personal spirit with an analytical and investigative approach. His recent work consist of large paintings on paper using details from Picasso works among others. Not copying the details as closely as possible but using the details as a point of departure.

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Van Kreij received in 2005 the basic price of the Prix de Rome in the area Drawing / Graph. In 2007 he published the book Marijn Van Kreij - Oh Let It Be. Van Kreij's work has already been shown at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, for example, as part of the exhibition 'Drawing Typologies'.


MARIJN VAN KREIJ Born in 1978, Middelrode Lives and works in Amsterdam EDUCATION 2005-06 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL 1999-03 Akademie voor Beeldende Kunst St. Joost, Breda, NL 1996-99 Grafisch Lyceum, Eindhoven, NL SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 Reclining Nude with a Man Playing the Guitar, Hermitage, Amsterdam (with a contribution by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang), NL ABN AMRO kunstprijs, Hermitage Amsterdam Nude in front of a Garden, Klemm's, Berlin Contingence for Beginners, Marijn van Kreij / Nickel van Duijvenboden, Barbara Seiler, Zurich Art Cologne, andriesse eyck galerie, Cologne 2015 Range Anxiety, andriesse eyck galerie Amsterdam Traces, Ming Studios, Idaho 2014 According to Klee the Artist Should Create Like Nature, Barbara Seiler, Zurich 2013 He Who Sings Is Not Always Happy, ANDOR Gallery, London 2012 Riffs and Variations, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam 2011 How to Look Out, Museum De Hallen, Haarlem (cat.) The Passenger, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam (cat.) 2009 The Passenger, ZINGERpresents, London Hey Hey, My My, Kisterim, Budapest We Could Be Looking For The Same Thing, Loraini Alimantiri/Gazonrouge, Athens And Singin’ La, La, La, La, La, La, La, La, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Schaufenster) 2008 Tomorrow is Humourless, Stedelijk Museum Bureau (SMBA), Amsterdam Hey Hey, My My, Liste ’08, Basel Whoo! Alright - Yeah... Uh Huh, Secondroom, Bruxelles 2007 Another Hole Inside The Hole You’re In, Manuela Klerkx, Milan I Can’t See Until I See Your Eyes, ZINGERpresents, Amsterdam 2004 Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch 2003 Playstation/Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016 gerlach en koop, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht 2015 Let Us Meet Inside You, garage rotterdam, Rotterdam 2014 Wolvecampprijs 2014, Hazemeijer, Hengelo Repeat, 38CC, Delft Pointing Elsewhere, CBK Zeeland, Middelburg Hoge Horizon: Breugelland Vroeg 21ste Eeuw, Stedelijk Museum, Lier Beating around the bush – Episode #2, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht Hoge Horizon – Breugelland: vroeg 21ste eeuw, Stedelijk Museum, Lier, BE Voorbij het zichtbare - Selectie uit de eigen collectie, Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, NL Una Exposición Luminosa, Jugada a Tres Bandas, Esther Montoriol, Barcelona Tasten in het Duister, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg 2013 Hey you!, 1646, The Hague (with Jack Segbars and Nickel van Duijvenboden) Social Sound, VHDG, Leeuwarden People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere 2012 A Place No Cars Go, Pou, Barcelona Secret Postcards, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht The Only Rule is Work, Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde, NL Present Forever, FATFORM, Amsterdam (cat.) The Dutch Identity? Half Sugar, Half Sand, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere Picasso Grid, Autocenter, Berlin (with Koen Delaere and Bas van den Hurk) Newseum, Schunck @Pinkpop, Landgraaf A Dutch Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (cat.) A Perfect Day, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam Out of Control, Nest, The Hague 2011 n the Company of Humour, Lokaal 01, Breda Trompe Le Monde, Galerie Transit, Mechelen (B) 25+25, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (D) Drawing In & Outside Writing, Voorkamer, Lier (B) All About Drawing, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam (cat.) Poisson d’Avril, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2011, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam 2010 ARTSCHOOL/UK, Cell Project Space/Whitechapel Gallery, London (cat.) Zweierlei, Austellungsraum Klingental, Basel Meer, Voorkamer, Lier (B) Passanten 2010: Pods, Fundament, Tilburg Seventeen, London Recht voor zijn raap. Stip 2010 en kunst nu, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (cat.) X Artworks In A Straight Line (Seeking The Perfect Sphere), Crisp, London Diary of a Madman, Regina, Moscow 
 'As We Know...', Phoebus, Rotterdam (with Piet Dirkx and Marc Nagtzaam) Arrivals and Departures, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (IT) Die Reliktion / Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg (with Remco Torenbosch) The Destroyed Room, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin / Whatspace, Tilburg 2009 You Can Tell A Cowboy By The Horse He Rides, Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zürich B-sides and Rarities, Lokaal 01, Breda Towing The Line, Drawing Space, White Box Ltd, New York Unknown Territories, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere Het Gesnoeide Matisseboompje, Kunst over Kunst, Museum Jan Cunen, Oss (cat.) I Was Looking Back To See If You Were Looking Back..., Re-Map2, Athens Today is OK, Manuela Klerkx, Milan Remain In Light, W139, Amsterdam Faux Frères, In Situ Gallery, Aalst Hey Hey, My My, Museum Tongerlohuys, Roosendaal (with Pere Llobera) (cat.) 2008 A Meeting Between The Tragic and The Funny, Hessenhuis, Antwerpen, From Cobra to Contemporary, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Work The Room, GON, Istanbul (with Mürüvvet Türkyılmaz) Standpunten, Centraal Museum, Utrecht Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, W139, Amsterdam Endless Lowlands, Breaking Up, BINZ 39, Zürich / KLEMM’S, Berlin 2007 Billytown, Den Haag (with Navid Nuur) The Present Order Is The Disorder of The Future, Museum De Hallen, Haarlem Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam (cat.) Paulo Post Futurum, Lokaal 01, Breda KölnShow2, European Kunsthalle, Cologne (cat.) Comfort/Discomfort, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch Arcipelago Olanda, Fieromilanocity/MiArt, Milan (cat.) Those Quaint Moments of Distress, Montana, Berlin I Want To Believe, Eva Presenhuber, Zürich You can’t put your arms around a memory…, Galerie 48/SBK, Breda (with Wies Arts and Bas van Loon) Cover Up, KOP, Breda 2006 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (cat.) Rijksakademie at Parts, Parts, Xiamen Mooi toch..., NBKS, Breda Still wet, Gebouw F, Breda / Gist, Brummen 2005 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (cat.) Salon VIII, NBKS, Breda 2004 Present Tense, Playstation/Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam Achterland en Achterdocht, Lokaal 01, Breda Prix de Rome Drawing/Graphics, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam Noordbrabants Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch Match!, Galerie Willy Schoots, Eindhoven / NBKS, Breda 2003 Nieuw Licht 2, Theaterfestival Boulevard, ‘s-Hertogenbosch Eindexamententoonstelling, AKV St. Joost, Breda CURATORIAL AND COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS 2012 The Only Rule is Work, Galerie Waalkens, Finsterwolde Participating artists: Douglas Huebler, Graham Hudson, WJM Kok, Klara Lidén, Dennis Oppenheim, Karl Pelgrom and Insituut voor Creatief Werk, Maarten Sleeuwits and Jennifer West 2011 The Passenger, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam Works by Gwenneth Boelens, René Daniëls, Maria Eichhorn, Daan van Golden, Richar¬d Hamilton, Bas van den Hurk, Henri Jacobs, Michael Landy, Oliver Laric, Sol Lewitt, Ann Lislegaard, Christian Marclay, Duane Michals, Jan van de Pavert, A.R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Yutaka Sone, Christopher Williams and Ian Wilson 2008 Tomorrow is Humourless, Museumnacht 2008, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam (SMBA) Video’s and performances by Yasser Ballemans, David Blandy, Aleksandra Domanovic, Fifi Hengsten, Meiro Koizumi, Torsten Lauschmann, Seth Price, Pipiloti Rist, Bas Schevers and Jennifer West RESIDENCIES 2010 ARTSCHOOL/UK, Cell Project Space/Whitechapel Gallery, London PRIZES 2013 Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst Nomination Van Bommel Van Dam Prijs 2011 Nomination Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2011 Nomination Illy Prize 2008 De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2006 Uriot-prize, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 2005 Salonprijs, Nieuwe Brabantse Kunst Stichting 2004 Prix de Rome, basic prize