Visual artist Marjolijn Dijkman (Groningen, 1978) makes video installations, photos and site-specific sculptures. In her work, she focuses on the overarching issue of how we, as a human species, relate to the world and the universe around us. Within her practice, she explores the areas of scientific research and she analyzes the mainstream dissemination of images, cultural norms, and the exploitation of natural resources.
What emerges in Dijkman’s practice is a call for a kind of modesty: one that includes embracing the unknown, accepting the existence of alternative knowledge systems and taking the invisible into account. Dijkman’s work is critical and activist, but is expressed in strong and visually poetic language of images.
Dijkman also runs the research-oriented art initiative Enough Room for Space (Brussels) together with Maarten Vanden Eynde.