Work

The Performance Bar

2017

On a regular base I do different performances at the Performance Bar. Most of these performances are created within a day. By limiting myself in time I’m forced to...

Cat House

2017

I built a house for my cat Fien (she’s a German cat). It’s a two-storey house, covered with mosaic on the outside. The ground floor contains an exhibition with...

Studio Kunst

2016

Studio Kunst is a (mobile) television studio made out of a transformed picnic table (with Mondriaan colours) led by Maarten Bel (guest) and Florian Borstlap (presenter). The tv studio...

Bel’s Kitchen

2016

In an interactive workshop inspired by television programmes such as Masterchef and Heel Holland Bakt artist Maarten Bel playfully connects making art to cooking. The participants take part in...

Untitled (Bellamy Cabinets)

2016

The Bellamy Project consists of 12 cabinets (windows) on different locations in the Old West of Amsterdam. The general theme was supposed to be the collective memory of the...

Maarton

2016

From an old rain barrel I did various 1 on 1 performances that lasted approximately 3 minutes each. The barrel functioned as my stage, along with various props. The...

Te!Tu!Tattoo!

2016

Te’Tu’Tattoo is an interactive mobile installation that was developed in collaboration with Ko de Kok. We use a converted stretcher as a base to provide people with contemporary tattoos....

Cabinets

2016

Maarten Bel’s work is inspired by his daily activities. He observes and collects impressions, situations and objects. The resulting personal archive is ‘digested’ by the artist and re-emerges in...

Anonymous Drawings

2016

I have collected paper used by anonymous customers in stationers to test pens, markers, paint and other drawing equipment. This paper contains drawings of various shapes, lines, colours and...

Vakantiefilm

2016

The idea to make a movie about my holiday came to mind when I was thinking about the moments where I am most productive. I realized that these moments...

Books (book)

2015

The book ‘Books’ contains a selection of pages from different handmade books that were made on a regular base between September 2011 and December 2015. The book is for...

Books (table)

2015

To launch my new book ‘Books’ I built a table where I showed the new book as well the original copies.

Kunstautomaat (art machine)

2015

I bought different vending machines on the online marketplace ‘Markplaats’ which I turned into art machines. For only € 2,- you get a small handmade artwork.

Body Tour

2015

The body tour is a tour of my body. Starting from the tip of my nose and ending at my big toe. During the trip I tell small stories...

Miniworld

2015

Miniworld Rotterdam is an indoor miniature world of the Dutch landscapes. I illegally installed a miniature human being that I purchased from the Miniworld shop, with a sign that...

Bus Tour

2015

The bus tour is a sightseeing through the city of Breda with a tour bus. I’m the tour guide during the trip. I talk about the city, the history,...

Gonglisamalatork

Gonglisamalatork

2015

Discreetly located in a rustic tree house and set within a (US-based) green backyard, SPRING is a platform to launch and observe ephemeral art. The only audience we had...

Workshop Post Bezorgen

Post Bezorgen

2015

I was asked to give a workshop to a group of high school students on the weekend. Because the workshop was on a Saturday, and I usually work as...

Jacuzzi

2015

The Jacuzzi is a comfortable stage for observation. The work arose throughout the question to lead a performance night. During the evening I did a live report while sitting...

80 jaar Tuinderslust

2015

Tuinderslust is an allotment association in which I am a member. During their 80th anniversary I offered to make a video documentation of the event.

Cafe Bel (mobile)

2014

Cafe Bel Mobiel is a mobile version of Cafe Bel. It allows me to transport the bar around public space and walk to different locations. People can take part...

Cafe Bel

2014

Café Bel is a temporary bar where different worlds come together in one installation. As a visitor you can face various of things during the opening hours of the...

Books (mobile)

2014

The collection of books are brought together in a portable library which I can carry with me in order to exhibit and present the publication for different art fairs...

The World's World

The World’s World

2013

For this project I asked people from all over the globe to draw a map of the world from memory. I received results from mountain people who drew each...

Performances Cafe de Bel

2013

Starting in the summer of 2013 I did a serie of performances in a local bar in the North of Rotterdam. Later these pieces inspired me to build my...

Noah’s Ark: N.O.A.H.

2013

During the first show We Called It Lion lots of thought about came across my mind. I uninstalled the story of Noah and showed an installation called N.O.A.H. with...

Noah’s Ark: We Called It Lion

2013

“…we called it lion…” a 2000 years old chronological overview of images of Noah’s Ark. Over the centuries there was consistent readjustment of knowledge as the ark grew with...

And It All Went On

2012

You are in an airplane, flying over the ocean. Looking at the world passing underneath the countless waves seem to stand still. Until you descend and the waves suddenly...

Display Case

2011

For my project in the display case of Innercity, I did research on the routine of traveling people in the train station. I played a game with the volatility...