Teresa van Dongen
Nature and science have always marveled Teresa, for that reason she chose to study biology after she finished
her high school education. This is where she discovered that there are many secrets of nature that remain almost unknown and that great developments in the field of science very often don't make it outside the doors of a laboratory. Next to her scientific education she had never given up on her creative hobbies like scenography (theater stage design), sketching and her interest for interior architecture. This combination of fascinations lead her to apply in 2010, after two years of exact studies, for the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Teresa is a.o. fascinated by light as a translation of energy, the transparency of glass and what it beholds and the physics of movement. She loves to think that it is great to understand the languages of physics, chemistry and biology but that the greater value lies in collaborations with people that can continue to surprise and inspire you with their knowledge.
Teresa van Dongen is an Amsterdam based designer. She was
born on the 18th of April, 1988 in Amsterdam,
where she also grew up.
In June 2014 Teresa van Dongen graduated Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Since her graduation, van Dongen’s work was nominated for several awards. A recent work, “One Luminous Dot”, was awarded with the “Eyes on Talent Award” and was shown during D’Days 2015 in the “Musée des Arts Décoratifs” (Louvre) in Paris. During Dutch Design Week 2015, Teresa van Dongen was awarded with a Dutch Design Award in the category of “Young Designer”.
2021 - 2020
Transnatural, The Unknown Mine Zone, Amsterdam
L'humain qui vient (The human to come),Le Fresnoy, Lille - Tourcoing
The New Green Deal, Snowball - Gluon,Belgium
Nature - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial In collaboration with Cube Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, New York,
Nature - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Campinaterrein, Kanaaldijk-zuid - Hugo van der Goeslaan, Eindhoven, water circularity project in collaboration with Waterschap de Dommel, Waterambassade
Strijp-S, Torenallee 22-04, Eindhoven, Biolume - The consumer friendly bacterial lamp for project Slotlab, Yksi Expo
Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds Design Prijs expositie, Den Bosch Design Museum
MudWell, light installation, powered by the mud in a WOII crater, Oerol Theater festival - Art Route
La fabrique du vivant, Centre Pompidou Paris
Dutch Design Awards calls for future winners and reflects on past winners, Dutch design daily LIVE 15, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
Créative heroes award, Awarded with "Spark of Life".
Keep an eye grant, Awarded to support the development plan
for "Spark of Life"
Dutch design award, Winner in the cathegory of Young Designer.DDA presents and rewards the best in Dutch design each year during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The Young Designer Award is the “special encouragement prize for young talent”.
Eyes on talents award, One Luminous Dot was awarded with the Eyes on Talents Award and was shown during D’Days 2015 in the Musée des Arts Decoratifs (Louvre) in Paris.
Design indaba young designer, Since 2009, Design Indaba has piloted a new programme, the Design Indaba Young Designers Award, aimed at leading international design-led tertiary institutions.
Keep an eye grant nomination, Nominated with “Ambio”. Awarded by the Keep an Eye Foundation.
Melkweg award nomination, Nominated with “Ambio”. Awarded by the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Fontanel finals - Young talent award, 16 young art & design talents are yearly awarded with the young talent award by Fontanel Finals. All the works are published the Fontanel hardcopy.