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Bibi is a Kiwi artist, sculptor and writer living in Amsterdam. Her sensory multimedia works often combine recycled materials with technology, digital elements, sound and movement to achieve combined sensory effects, invite heightened interactivity and play.  

Bibi is fascinated with elemental change, shifting perspectives and inviting the audience to become part of her work. She frequently collaborates with engineers, musicians, performers, sustainable designers, researchers and grassroots communities to create accessible, experimental work and foster unexpected/unusual relationships between audience and art.  

After graduating from Creative Media (major) and New Media Journalism in Auckland, New Zealand, Bibi spent 15 years as a Creative Director and Copywriter for NGOs, charities, and agencies. She has won multiple awards for her conceptual work and writing, and creates pieces at various festivals and events. Bibi currently studies Fine Arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy and works in Amsterdam.



2023 Burning Man NL Decompression Open Call, Radion
2023 Art Jump Grant 

2023 Silver Lovie Award & Peoples' Choice - Toblerone Poetry

2022 Burning Man Honorarium Art Grant 
2022 Living Labs Art Award
2022 Burning Man NL Grant 
2021 Amsterdam Fonds voor Kunst Grant 
2020 Crowdiate Finalist -  J.P. Wiser's Innovation Challenge
2020 Crowdiate Honourable Mention - Innovation Challenge
2018 Final Selection - WPP Creative Challenge

2017 Winner Bike to the Future Awards, Auckland Transport Cycling Project
2014 Colmar Brunton Impact Award - Building Materials
2014 Channel Silver & Bronze NZDM Awards - Concept, Scripting, Animation
2014 Industry Silver & Bronze NZDM Awards - Blind Foundation

2013 Finalist Atlantis International Short Story Competition
2009 Directory (in book) Best New Ideas in DM
2008 Silver Axis

2008 Bronze Axis
2007 Leader, Echo

2007 Merit, OneShow

Press / Publications

2023 Roboat, Roboat Heart: Roboat is set to deliver a unique...

2023 The Verge: Iconic chocolate launches perfect valentine's gift 
2022 Reno Gazette, Burner Art: A Sneak Peek 
2022 Marineterrein: Bibi Bliekendaal wins open call 
2022 Energy Junkies: In the context of Marineterrein’s Living Art Lab...
2022 Burning Man Journal: The sweet melody of people-powered art
2022 Marineterrein: Enormous music box opening
2022 Oost Online: Music Box, art in action

2022 The Big Idea: Questions that deserve answers...

2020 FWA Awards: Stellar AR work...

2014 StopPress: July’s Ad Impact Award winner

2014 Campaign Brief: Linea Weatherboard house battles...

2013 Atlantis Short Story ContestTop ten...

2010 Campaign Brief: ‘gettingUthru’ by Rapp NZ wins a Midas...

2009 Best DM News: Ambient/Guerilla Marketing

2009 Digital Marketing News: ‘gettingUthru’ by Rapp New Zealand...

2008 Campaign Brief: NZ win big at Echoes

2008 Global Best Ads Creative Rankings: Best ads rankings works...

2008 Ads of the World: The Clio Awards Fatso DVD Player...

2007 The One Show: Innovation in advertising...

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