Marjan Laaper 1971, graduated from WDKA’s Fine Arts Department in 1994. She was educated at the Maryland College of Art, Baltimore, USA and the Rijksakademie Amsterdam, NL. She received grants to work in the USA, Japan and China.
She specializes in large-scale video projections, installations and Public Art Commissions. Simple everyday phenomena are being presented within a poetic, sometimes even philosophical framework. General human experiences, human thinking, nature, and the experience of everyday life are starting points in her work. Often there is a tension between contradictory subjects and symbols like beauty and danger, the immaterial and the transitory trust and alarm. The lifecycles of humans and nature plays an important role in her video-work and installations. The work does not give clear answers, but shows recognizable elements that generate questions.
Her work was shown in Museums and Art Centers internationally:
Tender pixel Gallery, London; MK Gallery, Berlin and Rotterdam; Louise Blouin Foundation, London; Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Performing Arts Centre, Sydney; Carriageworks, Sydney; The Body Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand; Arco Madrid, Spain; Museum Schiedam, NL; Frac Marseille, France; Photo, England; Zeithaus Museum Wolfsburg, Germany; Miart, Milan Art Fair, Italy; Art Forum Berlin, Germany. Three Shadows photography art center Xiamen, China.