Joep Beving & Maarten Vos

Nick Verstand (1984) is a contemporary artist exploring human behaviour and perception through spatial audiovisual compositions. His autonomous installations and live performances investigate the materialization of internal emotional processes and are created through collaborative design processes aimed at breaking down social boundaries. The resulting intuitive experiences, co-creations of artist and audience, generate a hypnotizing environment for the subconscious mind.

Nick has exhibited and performed at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Dutch Design Week, SXSW (USA) and Design Society (CHN) and collaborated with Fatima Yamaha, Joep Beving and Suzanne Ciani. Dezeen recently selected his project AURA as one of the top 10 art installations of 2017, alongside artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor.

selected exhibitions & live performances

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL)

SXSW (Texas, USA)

Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, NL)

Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, NL)

FRAME Lab (Amsterdam, NL)

Design Society (Shenzhen, CHN)

Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam, NL)

REC Festival (Rotterdam, NL) - with Suzanne Ciani

Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam, NL)

Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavik, ISL)

FORMS (Toronto, CAN)

Kassel Documentary Film Festival (Kassel, DE)

Club 11 (Amsterdam, NL)

Reykjavik Art Museum (Reykjavik, ISL)

DGTL Festival (Amsterdam, NL)

Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, NL)

TEDx (Delft, NL)

ADAF (Athens, GR)

Trouw (Amsterdam, NL)

Amsterdam Dance Event (NL)

Lehrter Siebzehn Gallery (Berlin, DE)

MTA (Beijing, CHN)

European Union Summit (private event)

Leeds Digital Festival - Lumen Prize (Leeds, UK)

Gabriel Rolt Gallery (Amsterdam, NL)

Museumnacht Amsterdam (NL)

EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam, NL)


selected awards

Lumen Prize, category 3D/Sculpture

HKU Award Entrepreneurship


selected collaborations

Fatima Yamaha

Suzanne Ciani

Joep Beving

Children of the Light


Salvador Breed

VPRO Medialab

Maarten Vos

Nikki Hock

Ramsey Nasr


selected publications

Dezeen - Dezeen's top 10 installations of 2017

FRAME - Hightlights of Dutch Design Week 2017

Elephant - Hyper-Sensory Future

Dezeen - AURA installation translates emotions into beams of light

Resident Advisor (UK)

Design Society (CHN)

Mister Motley (NL)

Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)

BBC Radio (UK)

FRAME Magazine (print)


The Chicago Tribune (USA)

Creators Project (USA, CHN, NL, DE)

Engadget (USA)

Trendtablet (FR)

RTL Late Night (NL)

National Post (CAN)

The Berlin Agenda (DE)


3FM (NL)



selected presentations

SXSW (Texas, USA) - Linking Art & Science Through Technology

Netherlands Film Festival (Utrecht, NL) - Visualising Beyond The Mind

Fiber Festival (NL) - EEG Interfaces In Contemporary Art

MTA (Beijing, CHN) - Discovering Interfaces Between Art, Technology and Sound

MU Artspace (Eindhoven, NL) - Materialising The Internet

FORMS (Toronto, CAN) - AI In Art Is Metaphor

RTL Late Night (NL) - Muziek Maken Met Je Emoties 

HKU (NL) - Realising Multidisciplinary Art Projects

Blink YoungBlood Award (NL) - head of jury

Amsterdam Dance Event (NL) - Sound Lab

Pakhuis de Zwijger (NL) - AVATAR


design and website

Agency Agency

ESPER is a series of works researching human perception though spatial audiovisual compositions. Using materialised laser light and a 4DSOUND system, the installation transforms its surrounding into a meditative environment for quiet contemplation. The organically modulating light, synchronous to the spatially animating sound, creates a hypnotising environment for the subconscious mind, calming the senses.

RGB laser, hazer, 4DSOUND, NAP custom software

in collaboration with
Boris Acket
Salvador Breed

photography by
Ewout Huibers

past exhibitions
FRAME Lab (Gashouder, Amsterdam, NL)

upcoming exhibitions
Xi'an (CHN)
Art Central (Hong Kong)