Elmo Vermijs (Tilburg, 1982) works on the interface of art, design, architecture, and landscape. He researches the relationship between space, (waste) materials, and regenerative processes, in order to generate new perspectives on the use of material in contemporary society. He does so by investigating the myriad of relationships between the uses and production of (waste) materials, and their historical, political, and environmental contexts. In his working process, Vermijs collaborates with local parties and integrates material research with new environmental insights. In his works -often supplemented by publications, workshops, and conversations- visitors are invited to physically interact with both the space and materials as a catalyst to reflect on a range of social issues and to find new ways of relating to the (natural) environment.

Elmo Vermijs received his BFA with honors in Architectural Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (NL).

His works have been shown at, amongst others, at the IJsselbiënnale, Deventer (NL); Zone2Source, Amsterdam (NL), Ichihara Art Mix, Ichihara (JP); RE_NATURE, Den Bosch (NL), Aomori Contemporary Art Center, Aomori (JP); European Cultural Capital, Plovdiv (BG); Oerol Festival, Terschelling (NL); European Land art route, Sint-Oedenrode (NL).

Vermijs has been a resident at Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan, he was a research fellow at the lectorate LAPS of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL), and several of his projects have been selected for, or awarded with, the Vredeman de Vries Prijs and the Doen Material Award. He received grants from the Regieorgaan SIA, Vriendenloterij Fonds, Stimulerings Fonds, Amarte Fonds, Mondriaan Fonds, and the Dutch Embassy in Japan, amongst others. He has been invited by various educational institutions in the Netherlands for lectures or workshops, amongst others; Basic Year and Architectural Design Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL); the Department of Landscape Design of the TU, Delft (NL); Hout and Meubileringscollege, Amsterdam (NL); Wadden Academy, Leeuwarden (NL); KnowhowShow Academy, Plovdiv (BG); Springtij Forum, Terschelling (NL); Matsusimo Academy in Tokyo (JP); University San Gregorio, Portoviejo (ECU), amongst others.

Elmo Vermijs lives and works in Amsterdam.