Martijn Nekoui graduated in 2012 with his graduation project MOAM. The MOAM platform offers the opportunity for young creative talents to be coached by iconic names from the Dutch creative industry.
Martijn is passionate about the creations of new projects and wants to deliver art and culture to a broad audience. Through his enthusiasm, creativity and analytical ability Martijn has made MOAM into a well-known company within the Dutch creative industry.
The divers events – from catwalk shows to pop-up exhibitions and from readings to talkshows- are all based on the same notion; sharing the characteristics of young talents, multi-disciplinary fields and Dutch heritage. The combination of the right projects and suited partners and participants can create a phenomenal effect.
The main project of Martijn is MOAM collective. This project is based on the collaboration of a group of young designers to create a haute couture collection. MOAM collective worked together with for example Rijksmuseum, Doutzen Kroes, Jan Taminiau and Mart Visser. MOAM generated national publicity through its collaboration with HEMA. In this project a group of young designers worked together on a limited edition collection, which was sold in over 250 stores. The sweater with the iconic HEMA ‘rookworst’ was a real eye catcher and a must-have in The Netherlands. The sweater was sold-out within three minutes! For this project MOAM worked together with Frans Molenaar, Claes Iversen and Linda.magazine.
Besides the MOAM collective project, Martijn organized exhibitions at FOAM and EYE. In these exhibitions young talent, with different disciplines, were the leading factors. The multi-disciplinary aspects made the exhibitions new and fresh. Other parties, like Modefabriek and VondelCS, asked Martijn to curate their exhibition because of his qualities.
Martijn also gives lectures on different academies throughout the Netherlands and has taken part in jury panels. He writes columns for Vogue, LINDA Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. Since May 2016, he writes a weekly column for het Parool, called Jong Amsterdam.