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Eva den Heijer‘All Art Derives From Play’ – a quote of Johan Huizinga (Homo Ludens, 1938), which I totally embrace and try to translate in my work as an artist, but also as a perspective in how we can look at art.

Since 2004 I have a practice as a visual artist. In this practice I play and examine inside the two-dimensional domain the way we perceive the world around us and how form and meaning are established. Parallel to this practice, I also design applied games.

In 2013 I graduated with a Master’s degree in Education in Arts at HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht. I got introduced to ‘ludodidactiek’ and graduated with a game ‘Tell your ARTtale’. A game designed to play in museums for Modern, Contemporary and Fine Art. And exactly according to the quote of Johan Huizinga, it is that perspective which is the core of the game.

Currently, next to this practice, I teach at HKU – Bachelor of Visual Art and Design & HKU – Master of Education in Arts, and I give workshops ‘ludodidactiek’ commissioned by HKU Expertise Centre for Education.

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