Xandra van der Eijk is a Dutch artist and designer connecting art, ecology, and activism. Graduated from the Interfaculty ArtScience (MA) at the Royal Conservatory, after graduating from Graphic Design (BA) at the Royal Academy of Art, Van der Eijk has developed a distinct research methodology demonstrated in a broad body of work. Incorporating theory, fieldwork, documentation methods and material development in her practice, she re-interprets the landscape from an anti-anthropocentric view. Each of her projects deals with a key ecological issue, and how it is exposed by the passing of time.
Van der Eijks work has been nominated and awarded multiple times and is extensively exhibited throughout the world. Her work extends through lectures, workshops, writings and curating exhibitions. Besides her own practice, Van der Eijk has been advising individual designers and institutions since 2012, including RAUM, Open Set and the Dutch Design Foundation. She has been a member of renowned design collective Dutch Invertuals since 2017.
Van der Eijk is a core tutor at the Masters Institute of Visual Cultures and affiliated researcher in the Biobased Art & Design Research Group, leading the new research pathway Ecology Futures. Her role is to develop the curriculum, build the team and find the right collaboration partners.