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Abel Enklaar

Director New Media Artist Creative Technologist Lecturer

Abel (they/them) is an interdisciplinary director and researcher. Their work incorporates queer and feminist theory, new media technology and movement. Over the last two years they have presented work at Amsterdam Fringe, Athens Digital Arts Festival, MediaBites Amsterdam, Ars Electronica and at the International Symposium for Electronic Arts. Parts of their research have been published by the research group 'Technology Driven Art' (Zuyd Hogeschool) and IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts. Abel is a visiting Lecturer at the ArtEZ University for the Arts, the Netherlands. Where they tutor students on the integration of new media technologies in theatre.


VIDEO DESIGNER, On All Fours, Plateau22, 1 week, 2022
LIGHTING DESIGNER & ASSISTANT PRODUCER, Limburgse Horizon, Het Geluid Maastricht, 3 weeks, 2021
DESIGNER & PERFORMER, Harry in Wonderland - De stokerij Schiedam, De Parade, 4 weeks, 2019
DIRECTOR & PERFORMER, Residents – talentlab 2018, Toneelgroep Maastricht, 2 days, 2018
PERFORMER, Meltdown II: dataism, Winternights festival, 3 days, 2017
PERFORMER, Meltdown I: Neophilus, Amsterdam Fringe Festival, 1 week, 2017
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Weltatem, Het Geluid Maastricht, 1 week, 2016


2019 - 2021 MArch Design for Performance & Interaction – the Bartlett school of Architecture, UCL

2018 - ongoing Master in Theatre - Directing, Institute of Performative Arts, Hogeschool Zuyd

2014 – 2017 Bachelor Interdisciplinary Arts, iArts Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd

2013 – 2014 De Jaargang, Kemna Training.
Acting for television and film, voice acting and performance.

2010 – 2013 Le Pavegnon, opleiding voor theater en televisie.
Acting according to the Viola Spolin method, dance, and mime.




2-5 years

Art forms / Disciplines

  • AR / VR
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Gaming and interactivity
  • Live art
  • Multi-disciplinary / cross art form
  • New technologies / digital
  • Opera
  • Theatre / Live perfomance
  • Visual arts

What I do

  • Devising
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Game design
  • Lighting Design
  • Music - Can Read
  • Music - Plays Instruments
  • Performance Art
  • Performing
  • Physical Theatre / Mime
  • Set Design
  • Site Responsive/Immersive
  • Teaching / Coaching
  • Theatre making
  • Video Design
  • Working within a Community / with community participants
  • Workshopping & Development

Additional Languages

Dutch (native), German(limited working profeciency)