Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta founded the studio DRIFT in 2007. With a multidisciplinary team of 65, they work on experiential sculptures, installations, and performances.
DRIFT manifests nature’s phenomena and hidden properties using technology to learn from the Earth’s underlying mechanisms and re-establish our connection. With both depth and simplicity, DRIFT’s artworks illuminate parallels between man-made and natural structures through deconstructive, interactive, and innovative processes. The artists raise fundamental questions about life and explore a positive scenario for the future.
All individual artworks can transform spaces. The confined parameters of a museum or a gallery do not always do justice to a body of work; rather, it often comes to its potential in the public sphere or through architecture. DRIFT brings people, space, and nature on the same frequency, uniting audiences with experiences that inspire a reconnection to our planet.
DRIFT has realized numerous exhibitions and projects around the world. Their work has been exhibited at Biennale di Venezia (2015, 2022); The Shed (2021); Pace Gallery (2021), The Stedelijk Museum (2018); Victoria & Albert Museum (2009, 2015); Met Museum (2010); amongst others. Their work is held in the permanent collections of the LACMA; Rijksmuseum; SFMOMA; Stedelijk Museum; and Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2017, DRIFT was awarded Dezeen Designer of the Year.