plant lab


In collaboration with PlantLab Eloi developed a so called 'plant-factory' with cutting edge technology in agriculture to grow locally in the shafts of the old silo. For the jury the combination between the new function and application, it was the price-winning solution of all contributions in the contest.


forest fairytales


Forest Fairytales presents visitors with a world that seems to stand apart from everyday reality and by doing so gives spectators the chance to temporarily escape from everyday life. At the same time, Forest Fairytalesprovides the distance that is sometimes needed to view one’s own life from another perspective or to come to view the world in a different way. 

Curator Guido de Vries’ inspirations for this exhibition were the woods around Apeldoorn, fairytales and the contradictory qualities both the woods and fairytales possess. A forest is not just beautiful, fairylike and enchanting, but it also is a frightening and dangerous place full of dark secrets. A fairytale is more than a story with a happy ending. It tells us about good and bad, light and dark, ugly and beautiful, soft and hard, tension and relaxation.

photography: Christiaan de Bruijne

Forest Fairytales

hotel stories


Hotel Stories is a treasure trove of tales, music, photos, films and objects, allowing visitors to experience the world of hotel. The exhibition was commissioned by Saxion Hospitality Business School and CODA Museum. Studio Koster van Lienen not only designed the exhibition but was also curator of this comprehensive exhibition. An exhibition with great humor, emotion and discomfort. Resulting in a unique and warm cooperation with international artists, hoteliers and photographers.

No door unopened in Hotel Stories, no opportunity untouched. The base elements of this exhibition came from a collection of (intimate) stories of artists who have created pictures, movies, music, lyrics, literature and poetry from their hotel experience. Consider Linda Troeller and her beloved and famed Chelsea Hotel in New York, or the world famous picture of Niko Koster, who captured  John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel. This beautiful black and white photos were released to Hotel Stories.

photography: Christiaan de Bruijne

Hotel Stories

Curator & production ArtEZ finals

Curator &
ArtEZ finals

ArtEZ Institute of the Arts Zwolle chose for an Academy-wide presentation of its graduating students in 2015. As curator and project leader Eloi Koster was asked to take away all boundaries to meet, for the eighty students and the public. 

In dialoque with the nine departments Eloi started with the conviction that meeting is essential. Artists and designers are not only able to look beyond their own discipline, it is their objective in society to play a critical yet unifying role.

Three vacant shops in the heart of the old centre of Zwolle were transformed into exhibition areas totaling 2100 square meters which connected with each other and the public. These finals are the foundation for further cooperation between ArtEZ and the city of Zwolle. Preparation for the finals of 2016 are now in progress.