Born in 1989 in Maastricht, Netherlands. Lives and works in Maastricht. Graduated with an MA from Toneelacademie in 2017.
Van Gerven showed stage designs at various theatres in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He has worked among others with Dutch collective Het Geluid, as well as with choreographer Ryan Djojokarso and director Zino Wey. Besides designing stage sets for others, he also creates autonomous scenographic installations.
2022 “Litanie van een Terugkeer” De Fabriek, Eindhoven, Netherland
2021 “Limburgse Horizon” Het Geluid, Maastricht, Netherland
2020 “Woyzeck” Staatstheater, Stuttgart, Germany
2018 “Jugend Ohne Gott” Staatstheater, Stuttgart, Germany
2018 “Ein Koerper fuer jetzt und heute” Schauspielhaus, Wien, Austria
Van Gerven works as a scenographer in theatre. In this context, he has designed sets and spaces within various disciplines. Characteristic of his practice is an interest in the essence of the spatial idea. From this essence, He tries to develop meaningful strategies to change this space and create an experiential environment for both the spectator and those on stage. Besides designing stage images for others, he also initiates his own projects, in which he creates performative installations with others.
Litanie van een Terugkeer 2022
Limburgse Horizon 2021
Jugend ohne Gott 2018
Ein koerper fuer jetzt und heute 2018