The solo exhibition Digging up the Future (Gravend Naar De Toekomst) is the third iteration of Vanden Eynde’s retrospective exhibitions. An extensive selection of works from the past 20 years will be shown in Museum Eicas, including 13 new works. In this exhibition he examines the relationship between the economic and technological unbridled growth story from the early 20th century until today and its impact on the earth. Visit the exhibition at the Museum Eicas (European Institute for Contemporary Art and Science) in Deventer, The Netherlands. Open until 15th of October.

Maarten Vanden Eynde's installation at Ijssel Biennale 2023, Grandtonen

Jump on yer bike and experience the international outdoor exhibition IJssel Biennale 2023 which features artworks from 27 artistst along the Ijssel, a cycle route of over 100 kilometres. This year's title is 'Grondtonen' and the exhibition focuses on the relationship between man and landscape. Maarten Vanden Eynde’s installation can be seen in the park “Het Engelse Werk” in Zwolle. Open until 17th September.

Maarten vande Eynde, Memory of Man (2022)

Maarten Vanden Eynde is also one of the participating artists in the international group exhibition Elefsina Mon Amour, which is the flagship contemporary art event of 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture. The Exhibition aims to reveal “beauty in the harshest landscape and political struggle in the most apparently serene view,” inspired by the book Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics (2008). The exhibition is located at the “Old Oil Mill Factory” in Elefsina, Greece. Open until 30th September.

Maarten Vanden Eynde, Future Flora: Fungurume II (2022)

Seeds of Memory is another group exhibition in which the seven artists, including Maarten Vanden Eynde, use traces of the past to tell stories. They depict memories and histories that may have taken place or have been invented and arrange facts into a new story. The stories unfold in imaginative works in which landscapes, animals, materials and objects are the starting point: from the artificial division of the animal kingdom to an invented city, and from the long history of a noble Frisian estate to traces in the landscape. Location: Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Open until 3rd of March 2024. Open until 3rd of March 2024.

Maarten vanden Eynde, Horror Vacui (2016)

Through the creations of 38 Belgian and foreign artists, the exhibition En Regard evokes the diverse preoccupations of contemporary visual artists and highlights the challenges of two public collections: works from the collection of the Musée d’Ixelles in dialogue with pieces from the collection of the Province of Namur. “The works respond to each other through conceptual, stylistic and historical comparisons, resonating with each other, they bring out various themes and questions: the political dimension, the heritage of the pictorial tradition, the impact of popular culture, the domestic space…” Location: Le Delta, Namur, Belgium. Open until 13th of August.

Maarten Vanden Eynde is a part of the Artistic Research project ‘Matter, Gesture, Soul’ (2020-2024) as a PhD candidate at the University of Bergen, Norway.