Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Wendelien van Oldenborgh was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1962. From 1982 to 1986 she studied at Goldsmiths College in London, Great Britain. She was then a visiting student at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France from 1989 to 1990. After graduating, she lived in Belgium and Germany for several years. From 2001 to 2003 she received a scholarship from the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany. In 2007 she was a visiting scholar at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo, Brazil. From 2009 to 2010, she was a visiting professor of art and communicative practice at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 2011 she was awarded the Hendrik Chabot Prize and in 2014 the prestigious Dr.-A.-H.-Heineken Prize for Art. In 2014, she participated in the DAAD Berlin Artists' Program. Since 2015 she is a member of the Akademie van Kunsten (Academy of Arts, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences). Since 2015 she is a member of the Akademie van Kunsten (Academy of Arts, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences). She teaches at the Royal Academie of Art The Hague, The Netherlands.
Solo exhibitions dedicated to her among others, 2022 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan, 2021 Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland, 2020 Fabra i Coats, Barcelona, Spain, 2019-2021 CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain, 1999 FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France, 2008 MuHKA, Antwerp and 2008 Tent, Rotterdam, Netherlands. She has participated in numerous major international and group exhibitions, including 2021 Sonsbeek 20-24, Arnhem, The Netherlands; 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago, USA; 2019 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany; 2019 Singapore Biennial, Singapore; 2016 Aichi Triennial Aichi, Japan and 2015 Kiev Biennial, Ukraine. In 2009, she participated in the 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey; in 2010, the 29th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil; and in 2011, the 54th Biennale di Venezia, Italy. In 2017, she represented the Netherlands at the 57th Biennale di Venezia. Wendelien van Oldenborgh lives and works in Rotterdam.
In her installations, slide projections and videos, Van Oldenborgh explores political, social and cultural relations in our society and their effects. She develops scripts collectively with the participants on topics she chooses.read more read less