Netherlands, 2021


Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn (1980) and Ralph Nauta (1978) founded studio Drift in 2007. With a multidisciplinary team of 64, they work on experiential sculptures, installations and performances. Drift manifests the phenomena and hidden properties of nature with the use of technology, in order to learn from the Earth’s underlying mechanisms and to re-establish our connection to it. The artists raise questions about what life is and explore a positive scenario for the future.

Among the national and international exhibitions in which they participated are “Graduation 2005” (2005), at Design Academy Eindhoven, the Netherlands; “Death or Alive”, Museum of Arts and Design (2010), New York; “The Obsidian Project” (2016), at Seattle Art Fair, PACE Gallery; and “About Nature, Technology and Humankind” (2020), at Carpenters Workshop Gallery, San Francisco.

Received the awards “Art prize 2006”, 1st Prize Stichting ArtiPart; “Dutch Design Awards” (2015); and “Deezen Awards: Designer of the Year” (2019), winner with the work "Franchise Freedom". Their works are part of important collections such as Victoria and Albert museum London; San Francisco MOMA; and Atlanta High Museum of Art, USA.

Source: Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

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