Max de Waard

"Max de Waard (Lelystad, 1992) has dedicated himself to the creation of digital universes through sound, video, objects and images, presenting an intriguing and fragmented commentary on concepts such as mindfulness and the pursuit of truths in online communities. His subject and raw materials are the images, social codes and subcultures of the internet. De Waard makes a poetic inventory of the (digital) origin and credibility of images and other source material such as software, viruses and sound. A central theme in his work is the multitude of ways in which man tries to nourish his soul and spirituality, in order to survive in a society in which our constant online presence has become almost invisible."


Exhibitions & Events


7/2017 Foam x Patty Morgan internetcafé, Group Exhibition, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles (FR)


2016 ARW(D), Three Exhibitions in Five Acts, Solo Exhibition, Stroom, The Hague (NL)


2017 Foam x Patty Morgan internetcafé, Group Exhibition, Foam, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Make Being Radical Again by Tereza Ruller, The One Minutes, Screening, Multiple locations (NL)

2017 Stroom School, Desktop Performance, Stroom, The Hague (NL)

2016 Troglodyte, Solo Presentation , PIP Den Haag, The Hague (NL)

2016 Burning Out (But Not Dying), Visual Performance, Extrapool, Nijmegen (NL)

2016 Sub-marine Jungle The 6th, Online Group Exhibition (NL)

2016 Video Art Night #1 Hoogtij, Screening, Moose Space, The Hague (NL)

2016 Fauna #2, Group Exhibition, Hoop, The Hague (NL)

2016 Patty Morgan Radio, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)

2015 Best of Graduates 2015, Group Exhibition , Gallery Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

2015 Graduation Festival 2015, End exam, KABK, The Hague (NL)

2015 One Nest Stand #20, Group Exhibition , Could Be, NEST, The Hague (NL)

2015 Quote me if I’m wrong, Pre-end exam Group Exhibition, Spaces, The Hague (NL)

2014 Go back to start, Self-organized Group Exhibition, Boekhorststraat, The Hague (NL)

2013 Salon, Objects partaking in the apocalypse, Online exhibition, Mister Motley (NL)

2013 Uitgelicht #27, Screening, Filmhuis, The Hague (NL)

2013 Matters in the Dark, Group Exhibition, Tent, Rotterdam (NL)

Commissioned work

2015 Subbacultcha Magazine Issue 02 - Images for OPN feature Online Magazine

2016 Subbacultcha x WTWTA festival guide 2016 - Subbacultcha x WTWTA

Awards, Nominations & Grants

2017 Stroom Pro Invest Grant (Stroom The Hague)

2015 KABK Stroom Invest Award (Stroom The Hague)

2015 Nominee Fine Art Department Prize (KABK The Hague)


2017 Vice Creators, Met onze systeembeheerder naar een internetcafé vol gekke internetkunst

2016 Jegens&Tevens, Een kijkje achter de schermen bij Max de Waard

2016 Vice Creators - Patty Morgan presents: Max de Waard

2015 Ron Mandos – Best of Graduates – NO RULES IN SPACE, Monshouwer editions

2015 Ron Mandos; Best of Graduates, Lost Painters

2015 Eindexpo KABK Den Haag, Mister Motley

2015 Eindexamenexpositie, KABK Den Haag, Lost Painters


2012 – 2015 Fine Art, Royal Academy Of Art (KABK), The Hague, NL

2011 – 2012 Fine Art, Artez, Zwolle, NL

2010 – 2011 Pre study, Artez, Zwolle, NL