Gwen van den Eijnde (born 1981, the Netherlands) creates clothing, costumes and accessories that engage the viewer in an extraordinary fiction.
Gwen van den Eijnde studied with Edith Dekyndt in the Atelier Textile of the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg (2000-05). He participated in Robert Wilson’s WaterMill Program in New York (2006) and was artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart (2008-09) and at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw (2010).
Gwen van den Eijnde received the Audience Award for the best costume design from Luzerner Theater (2010) and worked with costume designer Olivier Bériot, choregrapher Robyn Orlin as well as for Hermès atelier “Petit h”. He travelled to Japan thanks to an Atelier Mondial grant from the Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, to research traditional Japanese textiles and the art of sculpting kimono (2014).
Gwen van den Eijnde was a visiting professor at the Fashion Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and head of Textile Design at HEAR Mulhouse. He currently teaches in the Apparel Design Department at Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, Rhode Island.
In June 2016, Gwen van den Eijnde received the Cultural Prize of the Alexander Clavel Stiftung in Riehen/Basel for his work.
Photography Roselyne Titaud.