11 November 2015

Aliki van der Kruijs

Aliki van der Kruijs

Aliki van der Kruijs (Deurne, The Netherlands, 1984) is a Dutch textile designer and artist with an experimental, playful and innovative mind-set. Her fascination for natural phenomena comes back in all of her work, in which nature is material and subject at the same time.

In her projects, Aliki investigates and develops new techniques to communicate a process. Sometimes inspired by ancient techniques like Japanese printing, sometimes as a tribute to nature. By making interventions into existing production processes, Aliki creates new form languages and layers.

After graduating from ArtEZ (Arnhem, The Netherlands) with a BA in Fashion Design in 2007, Aliki worked at the atelier of international jeansbrand G-Star RAW as a concept and material designer. In 2012 she graduated from the Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam) with a MA in Applied Art. Ever since her MA studies, Aliki has been focussing on the use of textile as a medium to communicate, in this way highlighting the relationship between culture and nature.


Photo by Lonneke van der Palen for PROOFFlab Magazine, curated by Makkink&Bey.

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