Edwin van der Heide is a Dutch artist and researcher, focusing on sound, space and interaction. He extends composition and musical language in spatial, interactive and interdisciplinary directions. His body of work comprises installations, performances and environments, in which the audience is challenged to actively explore, interact with and relate to the work.
Edwin van der Heide has internationally exhibited his work at renowned museums and festivals including S.M.A.K. (Ghent, Belgium), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), V2_'s Dutch Electronic Art Festival (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), the NTT InterCommunication Center (Tokyo, Japan), the National Art Museum of China (Beijing, China), Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), Sonar (Barcelona, Spain), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taipei, Taiwan), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, USA), FILE (Brazil) and Sonambiente (Berlin, Germany).
Besides working as an independent artist, Edwin van der Heide is also a part-time assistant professor at Leiden University (LIACS / Media Technology M.Sc. program) and head of the Spatial Interaction Lab at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. He was the Edgard Varèse guest professor at the Technische Universität Berlin in 2009 and won the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2009 for his oeuvre.
Edwin van der Heide's installations are distributed by V2_Agency.