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Rogier Arents (Gouda/NL, 1987) is a designer and graphic artist based in Rotterdam. In 2012 he graduated from the Man & Well Being Department at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Arents is fascinated by the transfer of knowledge and the meaning of the image within scientific disciplines. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, he seeks artistic ways to embed newly-developed technologies within society.

Working across a wide range of media including graphic art, design and interactive installation, Arents aims to bridge the gap between science and the public. He has developed a variety of projects where scientific knowledge is translated into a visual language that is more accessible to the public. For example, the project Secret Signals: a short movie that uses machine-made drawings to illustrate the discovery of a plant defense system by the Botany department at UvA.

Currently Arents is developing innovative methods of visualisation by applying graphic and interactive research methods to analogue and digital techniques. He enriches his research by collaborating with nature- and computer scientists. These collaborations result in projects like Heart Calligraphy, in which new biometric technologies are merged with traditional Chinese calligraphy to create abstract portraits depicting subconscious processes of the human body.


Studio Rogier Arents
1e Pijnackerstraat 38
3036 GJ Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)624971381

Solo exhibitions:


A Sequence of Operations (in commission of New Window) 
DAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany

A Sequence of Operations (in commission of New Window) 
SBK, Breda, The Netherlands

Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Selection of group exhibitions:

Heart Calligraphy & Heart Bloom (in collaboration with Bin Yu)
Wanted Design NYC, NYCxDesign, New York City, United States of America

Chalk Line (in commission of BKKC)
Atelier Murals, BKKC, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Heart Calligraphy (in collaboration with Bin Yu)
TEI 16 Conference: Arts Track, TU/e, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Heart Bloom (in collaboration with Bin Yu)
Global Grad Show, Dubai Design Week, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Heart Calligraphy (in collaboration with Bin Yu)
In No Particular Order, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

A Sequence of Operations (in commision of New Window)
One Window #1, Graphic Design Festival Breda, SBK, Breda, The Netherlands

Phone Home Inc. (in collaboration with Mats Horbach)
Beam me up!, Cosmodrome, Genk, Belgium

Phone Home Inc. (in collaboration with Mats Horbach)
BIO50, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Zomerdromen, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Color Collision (in collaboration with Kirstie van Noort)
Starting Something, Beijing Design Week, Beijing, China

Secret Signals & Color Collision (in collaboration with Kirstie van Noort)
Topophilia, Designeast 04, Osaka, Japan

Vector Projector
On the Edge, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Color Collision (in collaboration with Kirstie van Noort)
Transform, Dutch Invertuals, Salone del Mobile, Milaan, Italy

Secret Signals
Linkin Process, Design Academy Eindhoven, Salone del Mobile, Milan, Italy

Rijksstudio award: Winner 2014
Rijksmuse: Make-up line (in collaboration with Asnate Bockis)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Design Matters #5: Vormgeven of Vorm Nemen
Secret Signals, A life typeface
22-04-2013, Pakhuis de zwijger, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Graphic Design Festival Breda
Secret Signals
19-10-2012, Waalse kerk, Breda, The Netherlands

Artist in Residence at Grafisch Atelier Daglicht, 2015

Design Every Life
BIO 50, 3, 2, 1 ... TEST, Phone Home Inc., 2014

ID View: Vol. 21 (China)
Salon del Mobile, Color Collision, 2013

Damn Magazine
Dutch Invertuals, Conflict, Color Collision, 2013

Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Catalogue
Secret Signals, 2012