Marjet Zwaans lives and works in Amsterdam


also active as Collectief Un Prati a Patu (CUPP Collective) with Razia Barsatie


Artist Marjet Zwaans (Groningen, NL - 1988) studies and plays with elements from the Rethinking

Economics movement for pluralism in economic education. Zwaans translates abstract concepts and

models into spatial installations, workshops, and performances. Her recent works originate from

Ecological Economics, a transdisciplinary field of study, focusing on the economy as a subsystem of a

larger local and global ecosystem. It sets limits to the physical growth of the economy. Can we tune in

to collectives to produce less, consume less, repair more and take care of more? Interdependence is

reflected in all her works, which often spring from infectious enthusiasm in divergent collaborations.


2019 - 2020 / Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2019 / Waag | technology & society, Amsterdam

2021 / supported by Mondriaan Fund

2021 / supported by AFK for a collaborative project with David Habets

2021 / Nomination Theodora Niemeijer Prize, as duo Razia Barsatie Marjet Zwaans

2019 / Stipend Prince Bernhard Culture Fund

2016-2017 / Stipend for emerging artists (WJT), Mondriaan Fund


2014-2015 / Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Msc. Cultural Economics

2013 / Universidad de Chile Santiago, Exchange semester

2009-2013 / Academie Minerva Groningen, Bsc. Fine Art

2007-2011 / Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Bsc. Economics and Business Economics




2019 / Lichen liken, Hot House (by Kent Chan) within Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2017 / plurality of right here right now, Membrane x Stellwerk @ documenta 14, Kassel, Germany

2017 / RELATIVELY DELINEATING to trace / to depict / to describe / to outline, Galerie David de Boer, Amsterdam

2015-2016 / Born of concentration, The talent room RAM foundation, Rotterdam

2013 / CUBO - NO TAN BLANCO, Galería Banco Negro, Santiago, Chile


Group (selection)

2020 / 3 July - 23 August / Unfair 20, Amsterdam

2020 / Open Studios, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht

2020 / The Wall at the End of the Rainbow (curated by Natasha Marie Llorens) / Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht 

2019 / Far-off Nearby, Nieuw-Dakota, Amsterdam

2018 / Tembe fu libi, Moengo Triennial, Moengo, Suriname 

2018 / Prospects and Concepts, ART Rotterdam

2015 / Meer dan een foto, de Vishal, Haarlem

2014 / Undo Space, duo show met Anne Kolbe, Galerie Het Langhuis, Zwolle

2013 / Art Olive Jong Talent 2013, Amsterdam

2013 / Inside Out - Outside In IV, Museum Belvédère, Heereveen

2012/ In Search of... (deel 3), Galerie Waalkens Finsterwolde