Xandra van der Eijk is a Dutch artist connecting art, ecology and activism. With a specific interest in the influence of the technosphere on evolutionary processes, her projects explore the networked lives of nonhuman actants. Having developed a distinct artistic-scientific methodology, her work aims to decentralize the anthropogenic perspective by re-interpreting a landscape through its materiality.
Van der Eijk’s work has been awarded multiple times and is extensively exhibited throughout the world. Her work extends through lecturing, writing, and curating. She is developing and leading MA Ecology Futures at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures (St. Joost School of Art & Design, NL) and is a researcher in the connected Biobased Art and Design Research Group (Centre of Applied Art, Research & Technology, NL) innovating ecocritical discourse and biotech methods in education. She is an associated researcher at Critical Media Lab (FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, CH) co-leading the discussion group “Planetary Ecologies” addressing critical environmentalisms and intersectional metabolics.