Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot (1982, NL) makes, performs and composes for comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations which explore this principle in new ways. Her work often has a reference to media inventions from the past, with which she aims to excite a multi-sensorial and phenomenological experience in light, sound, movement and space.
Mariska obtained her BA in graphic design in Arnhem (2000-2005) and received her masters diploma at the ArtScience interfaculty in 2012. In 2009/2010 Mariska received a Startstipendium from Fonds BKVB. She won the BNG Workspace12 Project Prize in 2012, in 2014 she won the O68 Price for German/Dutch artists and in 2016 she received Creatives Industries Talent development grant.
Mariska de Groot has presented her work at several national and international events like STEIM (NL), Fiber (NL), Resonate (RS), Ars Electronica (A), Atonal (DE), CTM (DE), Oddstream Festival (NL), Todays Art (NL), Shiny Toys (DE), NCCA Moscow [RUS], NCCA Arsenal (RUS), Centras (LI), Glow (NL), Lab30 (DE), NK Berlin (DE), STRP (NL), IFFR (NL), Worm (NL), Atelier Nord (NO), Mirage Festival (FR), Nederlands Film Festival (NL), EYE Filminstituut Amsterdam (NL), STUK (BE), KIKK (BE).