Master in Eastern European languages ​​and cultures (UGent, Gent)

Master in free visual arts (specialization: drawing, KASK, Gent)

Podcasting (Artevelde Hogeschool, Gent) - 2021

Teacher of Russian language in evening classes (CVO Gent)

Artist at studio Bubus (Oostende)

2021

De Wasbeer en Aleksandr Skorobogatov, debate, streaming, February 11, Organized by Maaike Leyn, CVO Gent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDrAvYRvL_M0

Zombie Fires, Animated visuals by Maaike Leyn and concert with Amalia Vermandere, March 10, organized by Isolde Debuck, Streaming, Felixart Drogenbos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV1-FrJKUf4

Daisies by night (Dag-oogjes in de nacht), March 4 - April 18, with drawings from Malgorzata Maria Olchowska, Steven Baelen, Wim Bouciqué, Johan De Wilde, Birde Vanheersynghels, Maaike Leyn, curated by Maaike Leyn, Ter Posterie, Roeselare https://www.terposterie.be/daisies-by-night-tekeningen

Zombie Fires, festival, with artists: Annouk Thys, Debby Huysmans, Maaike Leyn with text and debate: Tom Hannes, Els Wuyts, Marnix Verplancke, Sander Veraverbeke, with music: Tsubasa Hori, Sarah Yu Zeebroek, Amalia Vermandere, Philip Bosschaerts, organized by Maaike Leyn, July 2-5, Lightroom 35, Gent https://www.zombiefires.be/beeld

Passie-Obsessie, group exhibition with outsider art and Pipilotti Rist, Nobuyoshi Araki, Margriet van Breevoort, Ariana Page Russell, Marijs Boulogne, Kama & Herr Seele, Colin H. Van Eeckhout (AMENRA) & J.M.Massou, Félicien Rops, Laure Forêt, Maaike Leyn, Charlotte Lybeer, Frieke Janssens, Katrien Hofman, Edith Ronse, Sybren Janssens, Lieze De Middeleir, Benny Luyckx, Noortje de Brouwer, Elke Desutter (curator), Oct 9 - Nov 28, cc Sint-Niklaas https://www.ccsint-niklaas.be/podium/17832/cc-sint-niklaas-en-elke-desutter-passie-en-obsessie

Rapsodie in blue, group exhibition with Hans Op De Beeck, Hadassah Emmerich, Hans De Meulenaere en Samyra Moumouh, Hedwig Brouckaert, Johan Creten, Maaike Leyn, Sadie Murdoch, Sarah Yu Zeebroek, Sharon Van Overmeiren, Deogracias Kihalu, Thomas Lerooy en Wim Goes, curator Isolde Debuck, Middelkerke, Oct. 30 - Apr 18 2022, curator Isolde Debuck, Villa les Zéphyrs, Westende https://www.middelkerke.be/nl/evenementen/rhapsody-blue

2020

Memories, May 2 - August 28, solo-exhibition, Adornes-domein, Brugge, https://www.adornes.org/tentoonstellingen/memories-maaike-leyn

Vule Duve, July 5 - August 31, Kunst.en.route, Roeselare

Behind the glass, September, Oostende

Me, myself and I, October 17 - December 15, Black Swan Gallery, Brugge http://blackswangallery.be/exhibition-me-myself-and-i/

2019

Participation in Over land en water, Curated by Sjoerd Osinga, with Anne De Maesschalck (B), Tjibbe Hooghiemstra (N), Christiaan Kuitwaard (N), Maaike Leyn (B), Dave Meijer (N), Piet Moerman (B), Krin Rinsema (N), Bruno Van Dyck (B) en Peter Holvoet-Hanssens (B), Beernem

Participation in “Overkant“, with Tiemke Gauderis, Elke D'haenen, Peter Depelchin, Matthieu Lobelle, Oostende

2018

Participation in “Impact van het hoogst onwaarschijnlijke”, Curated by Els Wuyts, Galerij Black Swan, Brugge

Participation in “Ce qui pèse et ce qui nourrit”, Contemporary Art Biennial, with Elly Strik, Carole Vanderlinden, Sofie Muller, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Hans Op De Beeck, … Curated by Reniere & Depla, Autun (FR)

Participation in “On the move”, Blanco, projectruimte Nucleo, Gent

Participation in “4+4”, Curated by Tuur Delodder, Kunstacademie Tielt

2017

All at sea, with: Sonia Aniceto, Koen Fillet, Chris Vanderschaeghe, Tom Woestenborghs, Edith Ronse, Els Vos, Lisa Wilkens, organized by CAPS, Oostende

2016

Trans-people. State of insecurity, Yermilov Centre, Charkov (UKR)

B.A.D. fair, Eskimo-fabriek, Gent

Maaike Leyn, Isidoor Godderis & Sven Verhaeghe, in De Directeurswoning, organized by CC De Spil, Roeselare

Mir Trud May, with: Debby Huysmans, Caroline Coolen, Natalia Drobot, Alexander Vilkin & Vika Begalska, Oostende

Teken aan de wand, with: Stijn Bastianen, Julie Booms, Lisa Wilkens, Ruimte 34, curator: Paul Poesmans, Antwerpen

Participation in “Sentimos”, Galerij S&H Debuck, Gent

Participation in “Drawing Room”, PAK, organized by Frank Demarest, Gistel

2015

d.art 2015, Artenova, Mechelen

We all dance to a mysterious tune, Solo exhibition in Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

Participation in “The quest of power”, organized by Tania Antoshina, 6th Moscow Biennale, Moscow (RU)

Participation in “Transpeople and the state of insecurity”, organized by Vika Begalska, Charkov (UKR)

Participation in “Who is who”, Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

2014

Participation in “De dweil als alibi”, De Directeurswoning, organized by CC De Spil, Roeselare

Participation with 5 other artists to “Autour du dessin”, La Chataigneraie, Centre wallon d’art contemporain, Flémalle

Solo exhibition, “Entre Chien et Loup”, CC Gildhof, organized by Frederik Van Laere, Tielt

Participation in the “Drawing Room”, Pak, organized by Frank Demarest, Gistel

Residence in Cité des Arts, Paris (F)

Exhibition with Olga Jurgenson, “We are made of dust”, New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge (U.K.)

Open studio’s, Leopolskazerne, Gent

Useum, Gent

2013

Solo exhibition in CC De Ververij, organized by Jan Leconte, Ronse

Group exhibition “Prestige II”, Jean-Baptiste Guinardstraat, University of Gent, Gent

Paradise II, group-exhibition at Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

Curator of Echange (with 27 artists), project selected for Poppositions, Brass, Brussels

Participation in Art Transfo, curator: Hugo Brutin, Zwevegem

Participation in “The Big draw”, Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

Participation and organization of “Cosmos on earth and in the sky” with Russian and Belgian artists, Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

There are stories of coincidence…”, group-exhibition, organized by Nucleo, curators: Mieke Mels and Laura Herman, Gent

Selected for the big drawing price, Ronse

2012

Obtained diploma of master in the free arts, School of Arts, Kask, Gent

After barking”, Solo exhibition in Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

Open studio’s, Leopoldskazerne, organized by Nucleo, Gent

Group exhibition “Prestige I”, Elisabethbegijnhof, Gent

Participation in “V5, Cosmos as Presence”, organized by Archi Galentz, Berlin (D)

Participation in Happy House, organized by Sofie Teugels, Gent

Paradise, group-exhibition at Galerie S&H De Buck, introduction by Jan Hoet, Gent

Participation in Art Gent with Galerie S&H de Buck, Gent

2011

Group-exhibition with ten students from KASK, Kunstakademie Muenster (D)

Solo exhibition, Back in time, Gent

Solo exhibition in Loods 22, accrochage by Hans Theys, Gent

Exhibition with Annouk Thys and Debby Huysmans in Cheburechnaya Druzhba, Moscow (RU)

Summer exhibition in Galerie S&H De Buck, Gent

Curator of Free Spaces, with work from Vika Begalska, Dimitri Kawarga, Debby Huysmans, Annouk Thys and Maaike Leyn, selected as parallel program of the Moscow Biennale, gallery Agency.Art Ru, Moscow (RU)

Group exhibition “De Connectie”, curated by Alan Quireyns and Frederik De Preester, Gent