Marijke Cobbenhagen

Researcher, initiator and educator
Marijke Cobbenhagen

As a researcher, initiator and educator in the field of art and beyond Marijke Cobbenhagen considers herself a Designer of Dialogue.

Driven by a fascination for the representation and perception of art and its context, she is co-founder and director of the public laboratory for fundamental creativity The Grey Space in the Middle. She has been an educator at several academies over the years, among which are the Royal Academy of the Arts The Hague, The California College of Arts in San Francisco, OTIS College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and currently the HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht of which she is interim Course Leader of the Graphic Design department.

Be it in printed matter, a lecture, a symposium, a curriculum or masterclass, her main focus lies on inverting formats that create an exhilarating space to share art, knowledge and experiments.