Marjolijn Dijkman was born in 1978 in Groningen, The Netherlands. She received her BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2001), and held post-graduate positions at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2003) and Janvan Eyck Academy, Maastricht (2006-07).
Her work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions at institutions, including the Sharjah Biennial (2007); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2010); Marrakech Biennial (2012); Museo Tamayo, MexicoCity (2014); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); Shanghai Biennial (2016); Palaisdes Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2017); and, Sydney Biennial (2018), among others.
She currently lives and works in Brussels.
By documenting materials linked to what may become one of the largest lithium mines in the world in Manono in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dijkman comments on the ecological fallout generated from mining this valuable mineral and the toxic electronic waste produced as a result of the rise of green energy.