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Wendelien van Oldenborgh

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Wendelien van Olderborgh uses the cinematic format as a methodology for production and as the basic language for various forms of presentation. Her work often involves public shoots that capture interactions between individuals in locations that invoke political and historical themes. In the process, she collaborates with participants to guide the work to its final outcome. Recently, her practice has been informed by research on the subjects of colonialism and cultural difference, social struggle and modernity—issues embedded in the structures of our environment. Van Oldenborgh has exhibited in the Venice, Cuenca, São Paulo, and Istanbul biennials, and her work is represented in museum collections throughout Europe. She is a winner of the Heineken Prize for Art, and since 2015 she has been a member of the Akademie van Kunsten in the Netherlands.

Born 1962, Rotterdam, Netherlands; lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Berlin, Germany