Marijke van Warmerdam

Nieuwer Amstel , Netherlands
1959

Marijke van Warmerdam was born in 1959 in Nieuwer Amstel, Netherlands. She lives and works in Amsterdam and Karlsruhe. van Warmerdam is a regular advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and holds a professorship at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe.

van Warmerdam is internationally renowned for her short films, photographs and sculpture, which together form a consistent body of work. With a light touch, her work combines a deceptively naive approach to the act of seeing with straightforward strategies, such as dramatic shifts of scale, reflection, rhythmic repetition or surprising juxtapositions which urge us to look with our eyes wide open and think twice about our surroundings.

van Warmerdam first gained global acclaim for her contribution to the 1995 Venice Biennale with her looped short-films. Since then, she has exhibited extensively internationally and is represented in collections such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Sammlung Hoffman, Berlin; The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Photo: Lee Jong Min / ACC Gwangju, KR.