Mathijs van Geest is an artist and curator  moving freely between techniques, collaborations and initiatives. 
His projects are often the result of small moments of non-alignment, non-compliance and a certain unwillingness taking place in everyday life.

With a background in graphic design, Mathijs van Geest completed a Master of Fine Art in Bergen, Norway. He co-runs (together with Bjørn Mortensen) the independent publishing platform Apis Press, which has a focus on limited artist books and editions.
Since 2018 Mathijs van Geest is director of Hordaland kunstsenter, a regional art centre in Bergen, Norway.
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Unusual Distances (2016)
A1 poster edition in poster tube, found shoe-heel.
Edition of 10
Exhibition view: Skumringssoner -Seljord

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Eraser (2017)
Digital print on Rag Bright White paper.
70 x 51 cm
Exhibition view: Høstutstillingen (2018)

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Halfsleep (2017) ----> LINK
Video documentation on screen
Duration: 12:45 min. 
Exhibition view: Autumn of the Alphabet, USF Verftet, Bergen

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Autumn of the Alphabet (2017)
Commisioned texts printed on aluminium
- poem by artist Mikko Kuorinki
- article by design critic Kristina Ketola Bore
- short story by writer Victoria Durnak

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Long Sentence In One Breath (2017)
Opened ventilation canal with «Optical Smoke» postcards
Exhibition view: Autumn of the Alphabet, USF Verftet, Bergen

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Architecture Of The Eye (2017)
Digital print on Rag Bright White paper.
45 x 65 cm
Exhibition view: Dust Bather, H Minuscule, Clemont Ferrand, France

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How Far Does The Index Reach? (2017)
Stained Glass + drawing
120x50cm
Exhibition view: Image Drain - Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn

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Was This Smile Perhaps A New Parameter? (2015)
Bronze cast of the artist swim shorts

Currently on display as public commision in Øvre Slottgate, Oslo
Exhibition view: Side Effects II, Ancien Musée de Peinture, Grenoble France

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She Overheard A Conversation (2013)

Casted aluminium.
Edition of  8
18 x 14 x 6 cm
Exhibited in: I-Traces Hotel Philippoz, Ayent, Switzerland

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I´m Between Books Right Now
(2015) 
Set of textured boxes
Edition of 10
(2x ) 13 x 8,5 x 3 cm


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