Yvonne Dröge Wendel is concerned with the relationship between people and objects, and the quest for challenging new ways of relating to things. She sets up experimental encounters and aims to capture what it is that objects actually do. Dröge Wendel original focus was familiar, everyday objects, and in 1992 she married Wendel, a decorative cabinet, whose name she officially bears. Later she began to use objects that were more neutral in their significance, objects with fewer or with no readily identifiable characteristics. Active participation by the user is central to her recent work, creating objects and scenarios that await the meanings that they will acquire in the perception of the viewers. She also works on commissions for public space, and is an advisor for art in public space at Stroom -Centre for Art and Architecture in The Hague.
Yvonne Dröge Wendel lives and works in Amsterdam.