Hermen Maat develops his artwork in collaboration with Karen Lancel (as Lancelmaat) where they create "meeting places" in public spaces.
Hermen Maat designs interactive installations and situations
using different new media. In this context he researches
the relation between individual identity and social context.
His installations are based on the tension between the recognition
and definition of boundaries of an own identity and the
sharing of a collective space; the encounter with the other
and where this boundary becomes fluid again.
Maat studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, and
Jan van Eijck Academy Maastricht.
He is professor of Media Art at the Minerva Academie Groningen, HKU Utrecht.