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Marieke Van de Ven

MA work


This collection of tailor made vases is influenced by the juxtaposition of historical and archetypical ornamental elements. A re-appropriation of the Ancient Greek vessel, in combination with the costume construction of an 18th century sleeve. Using embroidery, print, basketry, and pattern construction, the ornamental pieces are a re-thinking of the ready made, to form a framework of ideas. Incoherent elements warp together in the search for incongruity between the familiar and the unfamiliar.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2019



  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion Design, ArtEZ Academy of the Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2015
  • Experience

  • Design/installation intern, Henrik Vibskov, Copenhagen, 2017; Design intern/assistant, Jakob Schlaepfer, St Gallen Switzerland, 2016; Design intern menswear/womenswear, John Galliano, Paris, 2014; Martan, print design collaboration, 2016 Dec
  • Exhibitions

  • Table Manners, Chalton Gallery, London, 2018; Seams, Hockney Gallery, London, 2018; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London 2018–2019; The Filler project, stichting Sign, organising workshop, Groningen, 2017; Modefabriek, Rai, Amsterdam, 2015; ArtEZ finals, artez, Arnhem, 2015; Fashion Biennale Moba exhibition Hurray, Arnhem, 2013; De dood leeft, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, 2011
  • Awards

  • Royal Ruyi x RCA, scarf competition, 2019; Young Talent Award, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, 2018