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Saskia Olde Wolbers

SELECTED WORKS BY Saskia Olde Wolbers

Interloper

Interloper

Interloper

Interloper

Interloper

Saskia Olde Wolbers
Interloper

2003

DVD 6 minute loop

Often taking the inspiration for her stories from actual news articles, television documentaries, and urban legends, each of Saskia Olde Wolbers films narrate fictional biographies into complex backgrounds of global politics, neuroses, and contemporary mythology. Loosely based on the real life story of a man who convinced his family he was a doctor for over 20 years, Olde Wolbers’s Placebo and Interloper videos explore the dynamic of relationships, identity construction, and co-dependence.

Set in a hospital after a car crash (a failed murder-suicide attempt), Interloper tells the story of a troubled love affair from the man’s perspective. As he has an out of body experience on the operating table, he narrates his version of events, with fact and fiction unravelling in a chilling stream of consciousness, revealing the horrors of wilful deception, mental illness, self-delusion, and medical experimentation.

Presented in the format of documentaries, Olde Wolbers edits sequential images to support a voice-over. Her work often attains a science-fiction aesthetic, which replicates the surreal quality of dreams. Olde Wolbers doesn’t use computer animation to create her futuristic images, however. Intricately constructing each set by hand – a process which can take years – Olde Wolbers develops each environment in miniature in her studio. In Interloper, the hospital is actually a modified cage submerged inside a fish tank; the lava-like effect was achieved through a similarly lo-fi process, asserting the veritas of film over digital illusion.






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Eddy Ilunga Kamuanga    Alice Könitz    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Saskia Olde Wolbers's BIOGRAPHY

Saskia Olde Wolbers
Born in 1971, Breda, the Netherlands
Lives and works in London, UK



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014
Yes, these Eyes are the Windows, Artangel commission, 87 Hackford Road, London.

2013
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan.
Pareidolia, Ota Fine Arts, Singapore.
Kinemacolor, M Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

2012
Pareidolia, Diana Stigter, Amsterdam.
Pareidolia, Maureen Paley, London

2011
Wiener Secession, Association of Visual Artists, Vienna, Austria (C)
Seven Screens Osram, Munich, Germany (C)

2010
Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany

2008
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. (C)
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada. (C)
Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
New Media Series, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis

2007
Maureen Paley, London.
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal.

2006
The Falling Eye, Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam.

2005
Trailer, South London Gallery, London.
Trailer, AGNSW (Art Gallery of New South Wales).

2004
Maureen Paley / Interim Art, London.
Baloize Prize 2003 SMAK, Gent, Belgium.
Now that part of me has become fiction, Kunsthalle St Gallen (C).

2003
Statements, Art Basel - Galerie Diana Stigter.
Lightbox, Art Now Film & Video Tate Britain.
Now that part of me has become fiction, Museum Het Domein, Sittard The Netherlands (C).
Placebo, Transmission Lower Floor Gallery, Glasgow.
Interloper, Galerie Diana Stigter Amsterdam.

2002
BĂĽro Friedrich Berlin.
Gallerie Laura Pecci Milan.
Gallery Tydehalle, Helsinki.

2000
Mind-set, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (C).
Cosmos, Institut D’Art Contemporain Geneve.
Day-Glo, Gallery Herold, Bremen.

1999
Huis in Park Ostermann-Petersen, Kopenhagen.

1998
Cross Currents Gallery 291, London.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014
Penetrating Surfaces; Apparitions in Digital Space, Ă–sterreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna
A Rhinestone as Big as the Ritz: RCA Film Night Series, Royal College of Art, London
Twixt Two Worlds, Whitechapel Gallery, London, touring to Towner Museum, Eastbourne

2013
Visceral Sensation, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, (C)
Slow Burn, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Wanderlust, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK
Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen , USA
Beyond Tradition, Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland.

2012
Luminale Midwest Bienale, Detroit, Michigan
Open End, Sammlung Goetz at Haus der Kunst Munich
Through an open window, Art contemporain de la Rabo Art Collection, Institut Neerlandais, Paris
Restless, Adelaide International 2012, Adelaide, Australia, (C).

2011
Monanism, Museum of Old and New Art , Tasmania, (C).
John Kaldor Family Collection, AGNSW, Sidney, Australia, (C).
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Caixa Forum, Barcelona / Madrid, Hirshhorn exhibition touring exhibition

2010
In What We Trust, Art Miami (C)
For Real, video art in public space, Hasselt / Maastricht
Dying in spite of the miraculous, Gertrude Contemporary
Melbourne International Arts Festival
A Bluebird in My Head, National Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe
Deception of the Eye, Special Effects in Contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany ( C )

2009
Manipulating Reality, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florence, Italy ( C )
Heaven, 2nd Athens Bienal, Athens ( C )
Automated Cities, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (C)
Stressed Spaces, KW14, s’Hertogenbosch (C)
Virtuoze Zinsbegoochelingen, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

2008
Four Thursday Nights: Creative Imagination, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen.
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Part I: “Dreams”, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (C).

2007
Genesis: Life at the end of the information age, Centraal Museum, Utrecht.
Love and Politics, in a minor key, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul.
Stop, Look and Listen, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York.

2006
Visibilities: Between Facts and Fictions, Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg.

2005
The Plain of Heaven, The High Line, organised by Creative Time, New York, (C).
The British Art Show 6, Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition. (C).
Two by two, FOR AIDS AND ART, Sotheby’s auction, 2005 (C).

2004
Into My World / Recent British Sculpture, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut (C).
WonderHolland. Mercati di Traiano, Rome (C).
Real World Theatre - encapsulated in life, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh (C).
Becks Futures, ICA, London (C).
Another Zero, L’Arte Enterprize Museum, Bergamo (C).
Bloom Govett-Brewster Contemporary Art Museum, New Zealand (C).
Vis/Vitalis, Centraal Musem, Utrecht.

2003
Displaced, Armand Hammer Museum Los Angeles (C).
Fast Forward, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, ZKM, Karlsruhe (C).
Shine, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (C).
Turbulence, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnehm (C).
Anti-Pure, Kunsthalle St Gallen / Ursula Blicke Stiftung (C).
Models en Mavericks, Museum Het Domein Sittard,
Nano, Gallerie Fraich Attitude, Paris (C).
Wonderland, Artspace, Auckland.

2002
Reality Check, British Council touring video show Slovenia, Prague, London, Zagreb, Cracow, Riga (C).
20202, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam
Prix de Rome Award film & video Montevideo, Amsterdam (C)

2001
Casino SMAK, Gent, Belgium
Tirana Biennial National Gallery of Albania UK (C)
New Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Nuove Scene dall'Olanda, Museo Castello di Rivoli, Italy screening
Echt Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zurich
Insider Trading, Mandeville Hotel London

2000
Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival screening
In Your Dreams, FA1 gallery London
El mes de holanda, Museum of contemporary Art Buenos Aires screening
Soft City Word Image, Sound House London
Include me out, Provost Space London
I’m Really Sorry, Gallery Luciano Inga-Pin Milan
Nowhere Fast, Century Gallery London

1999
New Work, UK Chisenhale gallery London (installation with Sigalit Landau)
Remote Sensing, The Living Art Museum Reykjavik
Coffee Time, Crowbar London - Bookshow
Day-Glo, Veemvloer / World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam (C)
Huis in Park Ostermann-Petersen, Kopenhagen
Passion, Gasworks London
Cave, Sali Gia London
Videarte , Mexico City - screening
Festival do Fim Lisbon - screening
Impakt Festival Utrecht - screening
Homebrew: visions, optics and eye-rotics, Lux Centre, London - screening

1998
Pandemonium, festival of the moving image, Lux Centre, London
Light, De Vaalserberg, Rotterdam - screening
Pandemonium, festival of the moving image, Lux Centre, London
Videonale 8 Bonnerkunstverein Internationaal Video Festival, Germany
Adhocracy, Gallery Herold, Bremen
Home Case Study, Skuc Gallery, Ljublijana, Slovenia
Ladies Smoking, St Pancras, London
20 years of digging, De Begane Grond, Utrecht
Huis in Park Ostermann-Petersen, Amsterdam

1997
Travel Light, Birmingham Art Trust
World Wide Video Fest Volksbuhne, Berlin International Video Festival
First Base Award, ACAVA, London
Curatorial Projects (selection committee)

2009
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London

2006
Blink, Gasworks, London.