School of Theater Visiting Artist: Gwen van den Eijnde

School of Theater Visiting Artist: Gwen van den Eijnde

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Part of the XDP Seminar Speaker Series.

About Gwen van den Eijnde

Gwen van den Eijnde is a Franco-Dutch artist and a costume designer. He is currently an associate professor and interim head of apparel design at RISD. He trained at the Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg, France with Belgian artist Edith Dekyndt and has since has developed an original body of work of experimental costume-led performances that were shown in residencies and exhibitions in Stuttgart, Warsaw, and Basel. He was involved in numerous collaborative projects with visual artists, dancers, and choreographers from the emerging and established dance and theater scene.

An avid researcher, he was also involved in designing objects that revisit the heritage of fashion houses such as Hermès and Tiffany & Co. His broad research interests include costume, posture, embroidery, and Baroque opera as a complete interdisciplinary fusion of the arts. While on sabbatical Gwen researched traditional embroidery techniques in Italy and designed the costumes for two French operas produced by the Boston Early Music Festival that were shown in Boston, Miami, and at the Morgan Library in New York City in 2022. More info.