ČELEM K UMĚNÍ #6 / The journey

3. 4. AT 16.30 / HOUSE OF ARTS / Lecture in English


A strong passion for travelling inspired his graduation project ‚A Pile of Suitcases‘, but for Maarten every new project feels like a journey into uncharted territory. Maarten is known for the highly evocative, poetic and playful touch he gives his objects. He uses his work to tell stories, to stir people’s emotions, to inspire their imagination and to make them wonder. He continuously explores new materials and investigates production techniques and crafts. The emotional aspect of objects is equally important as the functional, and he has remarkable attention to detail. He likes to use materials in unconventional ways, and his objects never cease to surprise. This lecture will give a look behind the scenes of how his projects came about. 


Maarten De Ceulaer (°1983, Belgium) first studied Interior Design at the Sint-Lukas Hogeschool in Brussels. Attracted by conceptual and artistic design, he continued his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven. His graduation project ‚A Pile of Suitcases‘ was picked up by Nilufar gallery. He has won several awards, among which the Belgian Young Designer award in 2007 and the Henry Van De Velde award for Young Talent 2013, and in 2012 Fendi and Design Miami commissioned him to do a big installation in Miami. Besides Gallery Nilufar, he also worked with Victor Hunt Gallery in Brussels, Galerie Du Passage in Paris, and companies such as CC Tapis, Modular, Budri and Deknudt Mirrors.  His work is held in private and public collections, and has been exhibited in museums, festivals, biennials and fairs worldwide.