Exhibition in Belgium

Circus Europe was exhibited in the Residence Palace in Brussels during the final conference of bEUcitizen, The future of EU citizenship, from April 26 April till 28 April 2017.

Exhibition space: patio of the Residence Palace.

A warm welcome by Prof. Sybe de Vries.

During the conference (I).

During the conference (II).
Exhibition in The Netherlands

From 20 September till 11 October 2015 Circus Europe was shown at kunstruimte Wagemans (artspace Wagemans) in Beetsterzwaag.

Gallery at 2:24 p.m.

At 5:11 p.m.

Supporting artist (II): Maarten Vanden Eynde.
Supporting artist (I): Wies Noest.

The opening of the exhibition was on 20 September 2015.

Artists: Machteld van Buren, Wies Noest and Maarten Vanden Eynde.
Speakers: gallerist Fred Wagemans and performing artist Koos Dalstra (Dalstar).
Music: Euterpe fanfare Beetsterzwaag (Youth orchestra).

Youth orchestra playing music about animals. 

Gallerist Fred Wagemans introducing...


Exhibition in Croatia

During the conference Being a citizen in Europe in Zagreb Circus Europe was exhibited at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Zagreb from 29 June till 2 July 2015.

14 collages surrounds us.

and Hanneke van Eijken.
Poets on screen: Ana Brnardić...

The opening  of the exhibition took place on 30 June 2015.

Artist: Machteld van Buren.
Speakers: Prof. Sybe de Vries (Utrecht University), Machteld van Buren, poets Hanneke van Eijken, Peter van Lier and Ana Brnardić.

The Faculty of Political Science.


Prof. Sybe de Vries opens the exhibition.

Machteld van Buren as second speaker.

Opening scenes...

Art matters.

The exhibition was sponsored by Utrecht University:

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor universiteit van utrecht

Exhibition in The Netherlands

Six collages of the series Circus Europe were shown in a group exhibition under the title Beestachtig (Animal-like) in Ars, the exhibition space of Ars Aemula Naturea, the society of drawers and painters in Leiden. The exhibition was held from 2 May till 18 May 2014.

The opening of the exhibition was on 3 May 2014.

Artists: Matilde Zijp, Catharina van Velden and Machteld van Buren.
Speaker: Esther Didden.
Music: Vocal octet Overmatig.

Ars, Leiden's 17th century exhibition space.

Drawing and painting academy.
It's beautiful decorated ceiling.

Singing men and dogs, monkeys listening.

Bears of Machteld van Buren, symbolizing Estonia.

Rats of Catharina van Velden.
Dogs of Matilde Zijp.

Lams of Catharina, horses of Machteld. 

Circus Europe in one view.

Exhibition in Norway

Circus Europe at Arteriet in Kristiansand from 20 September - 13 October 2013:

Welcome everyone.

The opening of the exhibition was on 20 september 2013.

Artist: Machteld van Buren.
Speakers: Irene Ikdal (counsellor for visual art, County Vest-Agder), gallerist Marianne Laukvik, poets Terje Dragseth and Peter van Lier.
Music: Søgne bygdekor and Terje Dragseth.

Gallerist Marianne Laukvik  as a conductor.

Terje Dragseth singing.
Irene Ikdal talking about the cultural situation in Europe.
The two poets: Terje Dragseth and Peter van Lier.

Overall view.

Between the audience.
Poet and artist.

High school project of Circus Europe from 8 October - 14 October 2013: school children talking about the art works and debating about the EU and the position of Norway in Europe.

The first group of children visiting the gallery.
Full house (I).

Full house (II).

On location in Gimle.

Full attention.


On location in Mandal: Terje Dragseth reading his poem about Norway.

and girls.

Interpreting boys...
One of the students gives her opinion.

Over there.

The highschool project of Circus Europe was sponsored by the Norwegian county Vest-Agder:
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor vest agder