Jivan van der Ende2 photo Dani Gherca

Jivan van der Ende

Graduation year




In my practice, mostly consisting of performances and installations, I analyse and dissect the symbols of power structures and social constructions. How are (and were) combinations of colour, material and texture associated with these symbols? By questioning their power status, I am decontextualizing their imposed meanings and leaving space to imagine.

My eclectic method is based on endlessly collecting, documenting, combining, re-using and (re)searching. Therefore, my work entails a practice rather than a production of things. The work is not a static artifact but is formed by different conditions: performers, visitors, architectural conditions (and/or costumes) coming together at a specific moment in time.

I aim for an intimate encounter between work and visitor, in which their own intention often influences the meaning of the work. The exhibition space thus becomes a playful platform where it’s possible to both label the experiment as ‘a work’ (and accept the inherent risks) as well as understanding the expectations of a physical and participative audience.

Jivan van der Ende studied fashion design at ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem and moved in 2016 to Belgium, where she obtained her masters in installation art at KASK & Conservatoire in Ghent. In 2020 she initiated and curated the YouTube ArtSpace, an online exhibition platform and showed her first solo-exhibition in LLS Paleis, Antwerpen. In 2021 she was artist in residence at Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee and at M-atelier, Leuven.

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Featured events

The bikeshed will be red, 2022

The bikeshed will be red

04/02/2022 13/02/2022
Factor 44, Antwerpen, BE Exhibition
HISK Open Studios 2022

Open Studios 2022

13/05/2022 16/05/2022
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Gent, BE HISK - Open Studios
Alexandrabertels WIELS artbookfair 2019 10 0a8cdeaed1af8e154ce2a72e24f7a44f

WIELS Art Book Fair 2022

17/09/2022 18/09/2022
WIELS, Brussel, BE Fair
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Being more honest about the process

23/09/2022 30/09/2022
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE HISK - Workshop

Staying in the Gap

20/01/2023 05/02/2023
Société d'Electricité, 1080 Brussel, BE HISK - Exhibition
Schermafbeelding 2023 01 31 om 15 12 36

HISK Edition 2022

HISK, Gabrielle Petitstraat 4-6, Brussel, BE HISK - News
Worldlines 100

Worldlines #1

22/04/2023 - 16:00 20:00
HISK - Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel, BE Happening
Website 1

Open Studios 2023

12/05/2023 15/05/2023
HISK - Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel, BE HISK - Open Studios
The sky itself II 2

The Sky Itself II

18/09/2023 - 19:30 22:00
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten - Vlaanderen, Brussel, BE Performance
Frans Masereel Centrum, 2022
Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, BE HISK - Workshop
Worldlines 100


23/11/2023 17/12/2023
Hoger Instituut Voor Schone Kunsten - Vlaanderen, Gabrielle Petitstraat, Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, België HISK - Laureates Exhibition