Marijke van Warmerdam

Nieuwer Amstel , Netherlands

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’s work often involves repetitive and slow processes, seemingly without an impelling force. She works with film, photography, and sculpture. van Warmerdam’s films can be described as contemplations of mundane situations and environments. In contrast to the classic narrative structure of film, that propels the story to a final resolution, van Warmerdam’s interest lies in depicting the present. Thus, her films create looping mediative sequences. Through repeating details of every-day observations the works can be seen as an attempt to break with our linear perception of time.

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.