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- Founder Atelier Mats

- Editor in chief Blank Space Magazine

- Member of the board Vereniging Sectie-C




We Feel Fine, Sectie-C, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Found in Translation, Sectie-C, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Interstices, Centre National de la Danse, Pantin, France

Art = Artis, ARTIS, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Density, Yksi Expo, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Looking at Soft Data, Sectie-C, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Dating Dutch Design, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Form&Seek London Design Festival, Old Truman Brewery, London, England

Wunderkammer, BKKC, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Festival Designkwartier, the Hague, the Netherlands

Night of the nerds, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

STRP Biennial 2017, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


SOFT DATA, Sectie-C, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

The Value of Numbers, BLANCCOLLECTIVE, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Symbiosis, Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, France

Festival Designkwartier, the Hague, the Netherlands

WATER.WAR, Budafabriek, Kortrijk, Belgium

Object Rotterdam 2016, SS Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Change of State, Sectie-C, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Beyond food and design, C-mine, Genk, Belgium

Springsnow festival, Amstelkerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Design uit het land van de aardappeleters, Noordbrabants museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands


Bright day, Zuiveringshal Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Nothing Machines, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Feeling Blue, NulZes, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

BIO 50, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia


It's all in the air, Z33 House for contemporary art, Hasselt, Belgium

New messages from NL, The Korea Foundation, Seoul, Korea

Work Wise, Yksi Expo, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Linking Process, Design Academy Eindhoven, Milan, Italy

The invasion, Lambrate, Milan, Italy


Graduation show 2012, Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Dutch Design graduates, De Machinekamer, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Rechargeables, Strijp-S, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Who cares? Design cares, Yksi Expo, Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Herinner me, Krabbedans, Eindhoven, the Netherlands



Design Academy Eindhoven

Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam

KABK Den Haag



Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Provincie Noord Brabant

EYE Filmmuseum

Form & Seek

De Kunstbalie

Genmab BV

Pink, Jongeren Partij voor de dieren

Kuperus & Gardenier

Provincie Limburg, Belgium

Kettal furniture


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In the design practice of Mats Horbach, he researches how humankind gives shape to our way of communication. In Horbach’s design philosophy society does not only design content, but we also carefully design the way this content is presented, facilitated, perceived and shared. The current technotope that we inhabit creates enormous potential for our inter-human communication, but the speed of the technological development prevents us to ask how these developments affect us as human beings. That question is the fundament of all Horbach’s projects.


Throughout his projects, Horbach developed an investigative design method based on empathy and scientific knowledge. His design research is a collection of personal experiences of people derived from interviews and observations mirrored to scientific articles to create an understanding how theory is experienced in practice. His research results in clear installations that allow the audience to experience the information for themselves. With his work Horbach humanizes abstract systems.



Photography: Hanneke Wetzer