Artist / Designer / Engineer
Eelco Wagenaar, a former product-developer who made a career switch into art.
After graduating in mechanical engineering (B Eng ) in 1999 and working in the field of industrial design/product development for over 5 years in a corporate business a career switch was made. This switch was made because of lack of personal development and creative freedom. The next step was five years of studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (BDes) in Amsterdam (Interaction Design/Unstable Media), followed by another two years of studying at the Dutch Art Institute/MFA ArtEZ in Arnhem (MFA).
Currently holding a position as a part time system engineer to create the space for an autonomous and independent art practice. Next to this taking part in numerous collaborative ventures.
Art combined with a background in technology.
One could say new media or just media art with a focus on the field of interactivity.