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van der Linden Mariecke
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Mariecke van der Linden

Visual artist

Mariecke is a visual artist and composer of opera and museum video art installations.
Her oil paintings can be recognized by their rich imagery, supple painterly touch and varied color palette. Mariecke’s inspiration is often autobiographical: her imagination blends with larger universal life events of birth, growing up, illness, death and with the larger life that stretches in between.

This translates into the intimacy of inner space, rooms of imagination, bright fantasy arming itself for a (perceived) malevolent outer world.

Her work is rich in religious, art historical and mythological references, the emotion she manages to put in her painted dreams or fairy tales are of great beauty and great underlying meaning.

Manuela Klerkx


Mariecke van der Linden is a Dutch visual artist and opera composer. She works on music videos as an art director in the field of set design, costumes and styling. Furthermore she makes oil paintings and installations. Van der Linden is known for her portraits of prominent Dutch people such as Eberhard van der Laan, Johan Cruijff en Wubbo Ockels.

Van der Linden was born in 1973 in Ravenstein. At the age of 14, she started to receive artistic coaching from Børge Ring, a Danish musician, artist and Oscar winner from the animation movie Anna en Bella. When she was 17, Van der Linden was accepted to the preliminary program of the Utrechts Conservatorium in Utrecht. Her formal education began in 1991 at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Theo Loevendie where she studied composition.

Her name became more established at the opening of a side wing in the museum Hermitage Amsterdam when her life-sized portraits of notable Amsterdam citizens were revealed. This was accompanied by the mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, revealing his own portrait. The work is now part of the permanent section ‘De Nieuwe Schuttersgalerij’ of the museum.

In cooperation with Museum de Fundatie en Yuri Honing Van der Linden published the art- and storybook Goldbrun, a chapel for Europe with publisher Waanders. The book is on the shared gallery of Van der Linden and Honing Goldbrun and is the basis for their exposition sharing that name. The duo also created Bluebeard and Avalon, two expositions for the Castle of Nijenhuis about art installations and imagination.

Solo exhibitions

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Group exhibitions

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2022: Kasteel Het Nijenhuis – Bluebeard Boudoir Abattoir: Read article
2018: rtv Oost – Mariecke van der Linden en Yuri Honing zijn dé verrassing in Museum de Fundatie: Read article
2018: Museum de Fundatie – Goldbrun: Read article