Meaning Making, Joseph Tang, Paris, 17.2 – 20.4.2024
Solo exhibtion with a contribution by it is part of an ensemble
Opening Saturday 17th of February, 16 – 19h

Repeat After Me, Barbara Seiler, Zürich, 9.3 – 4.4.2024
Group exhibition with Michiel Ceulers, Marc Nagtzaam, Ilona Stutz, Milva Stutz and Marcel van Eeden
Opening Friday 8th of March, 18 –  20h

How to Look at a Spiral, De Pont, Tilburg, 30.5 – 18.8.2024
Solo exhibition

Marijn van Kreij (Middelrode, 1978) is a visual artist based in Tilburg, a teacher at Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam
and involved in the collective practice of it is part of an ensemble.

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Works on Paper, Klemm's, Berlin, 19.1 – 17.2.2024
Group exhibition with Thomas Arnolds, Gwenneth Boelens, Keltie Ferris, Falk Haberkorn, Fiona Mackay, Alexej Meschtschanow and Renaud Regnery

Woorden Weelde, andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam, 19.1 – 2.3.2024
Group exhibition with Carel Blotkamp, Kim van Norren, Joyce Overheul, Allen Ruppersberg, Rory Pilgrim, Peter Struycken and Jan Vercruysse

Untitled (Ornament, Meander), 2023
Gouache and pencil on paper, 20.2 x 29.7 cm

part 41 (carriers), Klemm's, Berlin, 4.8 – 3.9.2023
A summer project with it is part of an ensemble
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Wörthersee, Wörtersee, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, 5.7 – 22.9.2023
Group exhibition curated by Robin Waart. With works by Patrícia Almeida, Maria Anwander, Daniela Comani, Josef Dabernig, Claire Fontaine, Hermann Gabler, Hermann Gabler, Dora García, Irena Haiduk, Iman Issa, Ana Jotta, John Morgan, Kay Rosen, Hans Schabus, Lena Sieder-Semlitsch, John Stezaker, Mitchell Thar and Robin Waart


An edition of 10 unique silkscreen overprints made during a workperiod at Plaatsmaken for the project Altered Breath is now available at their webshop.


Nirvana, Secondroom, Antwerp, 17.6.2023
Exhibition and presentation of the publication Nirvana with Marc Nagtzaam and lxhxb.
The publication is available through lxhxb.


We Gotta Change, Joseph Tang, Paris, 12.1 – 4.3.2023
Group exhibition with Sean Bluechel, Olivier Foulon & Alexander Lieck, Guillaume Millet, Charlotte Moth, Carlos Reyes & Jo-ey Tang 

Art does not come from thinking, but from responding. Everyone carries a history of contamination; purity is not an option. Beyond all questions of old or new, the human hand is the ever-present tool of human feeling. We must come down to earth from the clouds where we live in vagueness and experience the most real thing there is: material. To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the work and let it go. Repetition is a form of change. Inspired action is destiny.

Sentences found in my notebooks in a specific order (Summer 2022). Words of wisdom by Sister Corita Kent, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Soetsu Yanagi (translation: Bernard Leach), Anni Albers, Lao Tzu (translation: Ursula K. Le Guin), Oblique Strategies (Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt) and Agnes Martin.


The Wiggle of a Worm, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem, 22.7 – 11.9.22 (with Ananda Serné)
Showing work in progress made during a 3-month workperiod at Plaatsmaken as part of Altered Breath, a project on the commons, initiated by Wouter Venema.
Other participants include: Astrid Nobel, Bernice Nauta, Muge Yilmaz, Radna Fabia, Vicky Francken and Dorien de Wit


Abstraction, Class, Education, Hacking, History, Information, Nature, Production, Property, Representation,
Revolt, State, Subject, Surplus, Vector, World, Writings.
Solo exhibition at KLEMM’S, Berlin, 15.1 – 25.2.2022
view documentation

Currently presenting works in two group exhibitions: After Daan van Golden at Parts Project, The Hague, 5.9 – 7.11.2021
and Re:Re:Re: at AG, Ruimte voor nieuwe kunst en media, Utrecht, 11.9 – 9.10.2021

Solo exhibition How to Look Out at Barbara Seiler, Zürich, 15.1 – 27.3.2021

All the tired horses in the sun
How am I supposed to get any ridin' done?
Hmm. (Self portrait, 1970)*


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Solo exhibition Contemporary Presences: Marijn van Kreij at Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 18.9 – 1.11.2020. Curated by Erich Weiss.
view documentation

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Installed a windpiano, a contribution for Unlocked/Reconnected and the exhibition 2020, at Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose, Amsterdam.
The exhibition 2020 runs until September 26.

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Maximum Calm – a drawing exhibition as book published by ha•u•su press and andriesse eyck, Amsterdam is out now. Have a look.
With works by Dan Asher, Jakup Ferri, Hans Hoekstra, Tomoko Kawachi, Joost Krijnen, Rory Pilgrim, Daragh Reeves and Wieske Wester.
Cover image is by Daragh Reeves, Viktorija Watching Breakfast at Tiffany's, 2020

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Solo exhibition The Painter at andriesse eyck, Amsterdam, 7.9 – 12.10.2019
Opening Saturday 7 September, 13 – 19h. At 16h Josh Cheatham and Nickel van Duijvenboden will perform a short recital. Be welcome.
view documentation

Group exhibition Speak, Memory at W139, Amsterdam, 13.9 – 3.11.2019
With: Marie Aly, Gijs Frieling, Meschac Gaba, Eulàlia Garcia Valls, Charles & Ray Eames, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ad de Jong, Job Koelewijn, Aernout Mik, Julika Rudelius and Gayatri Subramanian
Opening Friday 13 September, 20 – 1h

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Produced new weavings based on Gunta Stölzl's 5 Chöre (1928) at the Textiellab for the exhibition
Bauhaus&: Modern Textiles in The Netherlands, Textielmuseum, Tilburg, 25.5 – 3.11.2019

De dolfijn die voor het schip uit zwemt
zwemt net zolang voor het schip uit,
tot er geen sprake meer is van een
dolfijn die voor een schip uit zwemt.*

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Solo exhibition Nude in the Studio at Marres, Maastricht, 30.6 – 9.9.2018. view documentation

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A small exhibition in a bookstore in Tokyo: Nude in the Studio, Post, Tokyo, 26.10 – 11.11.18 

Group exhibition The Line Up, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 22.9–18.11.18

Participated in two consecutive exhibitions at Kunstverein Langenhagen
The Extended View, 15.3–6.5.2018 and The Changing Appearance, 27.5–8.7.2018

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Groupshow Joy in Repetition at Onrust, Amsterdam, 18.2–6.5.2018
With: Again, Bernard Piffaretti,Thomas Raat, Han Schuil, Alan Uglow and Robert Zandvliet




Painting blue windows based on a fragment from Picasso's The Studio (1956), Amsterdam, summer 2017



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Worked together with students of Erasmus University, Rotterdam
for The Studio, a commisioned artwork for the new University Library, 6.2 – 17.2.2017
view documentation


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Exhibition and book Reclining Nude with a Man Playing the Guitar at Hermitage, Amsterdam, 24.11.2016 – 28.5.2017
See also publications

Worked 3 months in Kamiyama, Japan, supported by Kamiyama Artist in Residence, August – November 2016


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Inspiration for Not much is thrown away because there really is no place to throw it, a temporary intervention in
Yona Friedman's Iconostase 180 for Do It With Others at Park, Tilburg, 11.8.2016. view documentation

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Solo exhibition Nude in front of a Garden at KLEMM'S, Berlin, 24.6 – 6.8.2016
See documentation


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Work on view at the exhibition : (curated by gerlach en koop), Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht 15.04.2016 - 27.11.2016
With works by: Dan Asher, Ben Akkerman, Francis Alÿs, Ben d’Armagnac, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, René Daniëls, Ad Dekkers, Jirí George Dokoupil, Rodrigo Hernández, Daan van Golden, Douglas Huebler, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Suchan Kinoshita, Rob van Koningsbruggen, Bart van der Leck, Agnes Martin, Rebecca Morris, Bruce Nauman, Jan Schoonhoven, Richard Serra, Roman Signer, Jan Slothouber en William Graatsma, Société Céramique, Lily van der Stokker, Curdin Tones, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Franz West, Willem de Rooij, Haegue Yang, a.o.

Contingence for Beginners an exhibition with Nickel van Duijvenboden at Barbara Seiler, Zürich, 2.4 – 7.5.2016

Untitled (Paul Klee, Harmony of the Northern Flora, 1927), 2016
Pencil and gouache on paper, 215 x 152cm


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Three collages from the exhibition Range Anxiety at andriesse eyck galerie, Amsterdam, 24.10–5.12.2015. view documentation

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Participation in the group exhibition Zeitraum, Roger Raveelmuseum, Machelen-aan-de-Leie, 26.10.2014–8.3.2015
With: Raoul De Keyser, Roger Raveel, JCJ Vanderheyden, Daan van Golden, Dan van Severen a.o.


Incomplete archive of documented exhibitions (2011– present) can be found here

Texts and reviews
Sources and references

andriesse eyck, Amsterdam
KLEMM'S, Berlin 
Barbara Seiler, Zürich
marijn [at] marijn van kreij [dot] nl