Maarten Vanden Eynde (1977, BE) is an artist and co-founder of Enough Room for Space. He graduated in 2000 from the free media department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (NL), participated in 2006 in the experimental MSA^ Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles (US) and finished a postgraduate course in 2009 at HISK in Ghent (BE) where he is a regular guest tutor. His practice is embedded in long term research projects that focus on numerous subjects of social and political relevance such as post-industrialism, capitalism and ecology. His work is situated exactly on the borderline between the past and the future; sometimes looking forward to the future of yesterday, sometimes looking back to the history of tomorrow. Currently he is investigating the influence of transatlantic trade of pivotal materials like rubber, oil, ivory, copper, cotton and uranium, on evolution and progress, the creation of nations and other global power structures. Since 2020 he is a PhD candidate at the UiB / University of Bergen in Norway.
09 February 2022