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Esther Maij is a socio-autonomous fine artist reevaluating the relationships between nature and people through an autobiographical lens.

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Esther Maij, photo by Eric van Straaten, November 2023

Exhibitions, Performances and Workshops

2023, Making Silly Faces, Buitenplaats, Rotterdam

2023, Decaying Thoughts, Re/Generation, Schiedam

2023, Urban Mycorrhizae, Re/Generation, Schiedam

2023, A Call For Care, GRAW at Buitenplaats, Rotterdam

2023, Human Mycelium, WDKA Graduation Show, Rotterdam

2023, WDKA x Codarts Collab Day' Hillevliet, Rotterdam

2023 Mapping The 'Invisible Lives of Trees, Eilandatelier, Buitenplaats, Rotterdam

2022 Rhizomatic Being, New Earth Exhibition, Buitenplaats, Rotterdam

2022 Grow in the Dark, Installation, Julianapark, Schiedam

2022 Breaking the Surface, Performance, Bergen Gallery Taxi, Bergen, Norway


2021 Wet Feet Will Kill You, Performance, Worm, Rotterdam

2021 Grow in the Dark, Installation, Sint-Janskerk, Schiedam

2021 Washing Trapped Air, Performance WDKA x Codarts, Codarts Theatre, Rotterdam

2021 1,5 Meter Cube, Photoseries, Alexander Shopping Center, Rotterdam

2019 Face Me, Face Series, Red Floor Gallery WDKA, Rotterdam


2019-2023 Graduated cum laude from Fine Arts Bachelor at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

2022 Six-month Performance Exchange at KMD Academy, Bergen, Norway

2012-2019 VWO at Wolfert Lyceum, Bergschenhoek

Work experience

2023- Assistant Director for theatre maker Arie Snel, Amsterdam

2023 Verhuur administration - Buitenplaats Brienenoord Eiland, Rotterdam

2021- Catering and Hosting Buitenplaats Brienenoord Eiland, Rotterdam

2021- Volunteer Organisor at Jodocus Jeugdfestival, Bergschenhoek

2021 Volunteer at Food waste initiative Groente Zonder Grenzen, Rotterdam





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