Born 1979 in the Netherlands
Currently living and working in Vienna, Austria
Maaijke Middelbeek makes visual art using different media. The artist is strongly captivated by the aura of broken things and materials; using or creating scraps, scratches, cut outs or leftovers, that transform in history, context, appearance or skin, often with a new surface or feel to it, a new sensation when the material or body is being touched. Her collection of tissues and textures draws a line to her background in textile design.
Maaijke Middelbeek studied Fashion and Textile design at AMFI: Amsterdam Fashion Institute (1999 - 2003 - Bachelor). After graduating she worked in different fields of the fashion industry, from print & textile design, styling and production to journalism and copywriting. In 2015 her creative element was calling on her for more autonomous work. The same year she moved from Amsterdam to Vienna, where she found a fruitful base to grow her art and set up exhibitions.
COMING UP - July 5th 2019, Transitionen: Group exhibition with Kunstraum Super Vienna in Antichambre Düsseldorf (Hotel Friends)
Online at Saatchi Art:
From one skin to another - Parallel Vienna Sept. 25th - 30th, 2018. Project Statement with Basement Autonomes Kunstraum - a duo exhibition with artist Christina Boula.
Geschichten aus Schichten – at Format.strk Vienna
May-June 2017. Duo Exhibition with New Media artist Kevin Daryl Ferdinandus.
Zeitzoo Group Exhibition, Vienna, 2016