Margi Geerlinks’ work is concerned with the ways the human species creates an identity for themselves, and the forces that seem to govern this process. She takes four of the Ten Commandments and digitally imprints them on children. She portrays the ageing process by commenting on the ways modern society tries to slow that same process down. The directness of these images may come across as quite blunt, but every visible detail is there to warn us not to jump to conclusions. The children may bear these condemning moral codes on their chests, their pose and actions display a very human insecurity.

Being deeply physical, her art confronts us with the many things that literally mold our beings into shape. Displaying the effects of science, religion, morality and time, Geerlinks photographs are a timeless testament of the human condition. Taking the body as a canvas she tries to show both the current identity of the person photographed and the things that make her become someone else. She seems to categorize the different stages of a human life by representing them symbolically, but at the same time she makes us question the necessity of an age divided society.

Margi Geerlinks
Kampen, The Netherlands 1970

Meer informatie:


Master Program, Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Constantijn Huygens, Kampen, The Netherlands
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Margi’s work has been acquired for the following collections:
The Sir Elton John Photography Collection – London, United Kingdom
The Caldic Collection, Museum Voorlinden, Wassenenaar, The Netherlands
The Sanders Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherland
The Rabo Art Collection, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Art Collection Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Podesta Collection at National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, United States


Volkskrant Magazine, portfolio ‘project Ma’, Hugo Borst
De Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2013
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Do or Die, Teutloff meets Wallraf, Wallraf museum, Cologne, Germany
Do or Die, Teutloff meets Wallraf, Wallraf museum, Cologne, Germany
I promise to love you, Caldic collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Beyond re production Mothering, Berlin, Germany
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Documentary, ‘The Body as an Offering’, Bernar Hébert, Canada
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AVRO radio, ‘1 op de middag/cultuurblok’, project Longstories
RTBF, Bruxelles, ‘Taxi’, 27/09/2002, Belgium
Channel Arte TV, ‘Vibration – Photo virtuelle’, 07/12/2001, France
VPRO Television, ‘De Plantage’, 25/03/201, The Netherlands
TELEAC/NOT, ‘Digitale kunst: nieuwe media, nieuwe mogelijkheden’, 07/03/2001, The Netherlands

Teaching ExperienceExhibtions

Group Exhibitions
Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Muzeum Lazienki-Krolewskie, Poland
Art Rotterdam, booth 010 Cokkie Snoei
Rasa: Me You Us, travelling in Belgium
Rasa: Me You Us, travelling in Belgium
Rasa: Me You Us, travelling in Belgium
‘En plein Air’, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, USA
Do or Die, Teutloff meets Wallraf, Wallraf museum, Cologne, Germany
Beyond Re/Production Mothering, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Rasa, Mooi, Belgium
Skin, The Wellcome Trust, London, England
Rotterdamse school, CBK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
La Gitane, CBK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
MO studio presentatie, Art Rotterdam TORCH gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Projects & Commissions

Hugo Borst, Ma; weekly photo column AD Magazine
Hugo Borst, Ma; weekly photo column AD Magazine, from September 2014
Unive, image commission (continued), Office Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Gemeente Rotterdam, ‘Thuis in Rotterdam West’, image campaign
Gemeente Rotterdam, Museum night: flyer campaign with self developed cards: ‘What makes you happy?’
Celgene, 5th anniversary magazine ‘ROOD’, makeup, art direction and photography
Project ‘Thuis in Rotterdam West’, book and educational project, pop-up shop, photography, composition and …
‘Geschonden Getroffen’, composition booklet icm Hugo Borst
‘Ouder en Wijzer’, project commissioned by Celgene Nederland, art direction, composition and photography
Unive, image commission (continued), Offices Arnhem and Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Hugo Borst, book ‘Waarom ik zo van Sparta hou’, design & art direction
Hugo Borst, speciale edition ‘Waarom ik zo van Sparta hou’, design & art direction
Beeld cahier, photography commission ‘Moerkerkestraat Rotterdam’