Jacco Olivier

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2014

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2010

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2007

2016

2014

Born 1972 in Goes, The Netherlands
Lives and works in Amsterdam

Jacco Olivier fuses painting and filmmaking by repeatedly reworking paintings in generous casual brush strokes and systematically photographing each development. The various stages are combined into projected animations. The resulting films are enigmatic and experiential - moving in and out of abstraction they reveal the traces and decisions made by the artist in the process of painting. While there is a clear and quite complex process involved in their creation, Olivier does not set a thematic agenda for the works, or for their relationship to one another. The films are instead imagined as windows onto converging, and often elegantly simple, moments of daily life - a bus journey, a swim in the ocean, or a walk through the woods. At this convergence of painting and cinema, however, lies an uneasy tension, a feeling that something is about to happen or has just happened that is unexpected and beyond our control.

EDUCATION

1997-1998 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam 
1991-1996 Hogeschool voor Kunst en Vormgeving, Den Bosch, NL

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2019 Jeanne Oosting Prijs 2019
2012 Residency, Artpace, San Antonio, TX, USA
1998 Buning Brongers Sitchting, ‘Buning Brongers  Prijs’, Amsterdam

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2017
Doing identity, Die Sammlung Reydan Weiss, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
Cosmology in flux, Tarble Arts Center, Charleston, Illinois, USA

2016
Liquid Painting, Liquid Time, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, USA
BOESKY EAST, New York, NY, USA

2015
New Works, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang, Germany

2014
GEM, The Hague, NL
Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

2012
New York City Center, curated by the New Museum, New York, NY
Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, NL
Madison Square Park, presented by the Madison Square Park Conservancy, New York, NY

2011
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Jacco Olivier: Recent Video Works, Berlin, DE
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Centro de Arte de Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES

2010
Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2008
I M ART, Seoul, South Korea

2007
Pilar Parra & Romero, Madrid, ES
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, DE

2005
Im Kabinette: Video Works, Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin, DE 

2004
New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Moving Pictures, November 13 – December 11, 2004 
Moving Pictures, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

2001
Stichting Plus Min, Renesse, Netherlands

2000
Yves Hoffmann Gallery, Paris, FR

COLLECTIONS
Honart Museum, Tehran, Iran
The Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Sammlung Olbricht, Essen Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, USA
Tishman Speyer Collection, New York, USA
The Logan Collection, New York, USA
Vail Calder Foundation, New York, USA
The Margulies Collection, Miami, USA
The Bass Museum of Art, Miami, USA

CATALOGUES

2007 Fantasmagoria: Dibujo en movimiento, Fundacion ICO, Madrid
2005 Most Wanted, Olbricht Collection, Essen, Germany
2003 Fast forward, Media Art Sammlung Goetz, Munchen, Germany
1999 Prix de Rome 1999, Uitgeverij 010, Rotterdam, NL
1999 Junge Szene, Secession, Vienna, Austria
1998 Buning Bongers Prijzen 1998, Buning Bongers Stichting, Amsterdam
1998 Koninklijke subsidie voor de vrije schilderkunst, Amsterdam, NL

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016                        
Keh, Pei-Ru. “Light work: artist Jacco Olivier fuses painting and film to mysterious effect,” Wallpaper* Magazine (January 14, 2016) [online]


2012                        
Calos, Katherine. “InLight 2015 expands to two nights,” Richmond Times–Dispatch (November 11, 2015) [online] Carlson, Jen. “Madison Square Park Gets New Wildlife… With New Art Project,” Gothamist (January 10, 2012)

[online]
Gerecitano, Liz; Mancuso, Anne. “Spare Times for Jan. 6-12: Around Town,” The New York Times (January 5, 2012) [online]
Wyma, Chloe. “27 Questions for Dutch Painter Jacco Olivier,” Blouin Artinfo (January 18, 2012) [online] 2012    “Jacco Olivier’s ‘Painterly Animations’ Bring Madison Square Park to Life,” Arts Observer (January 12, 2012)

[online]

2011                        
Holland, Heather. ”New Mad. Sq. Art exhibit, opening in December, will feature animation,” Town & Village (November 24, 2011)
Johnson, Mary. “Avant Garde Animation to Take Over Madison Square Park,” DNA info November 30, 2011) [online]
Vogel, Carol. “Highliting Influence of Asia Behind Artwork,” The New York Times (November 18, 2011) [online]
Yi, David. “Free & Cheap in New York: Fri., Dec. 30,” New York Daily News (December 30, 2011) [online]
“Jacco Olivier: Sneak Peeking Park Art,” Curbed (December 15, 2011) [online] "Madison Square Park," Art Media Agency (December 1, 2011) [online]
“This week in New York, Mad. Sq. Art: Jacco Olivier, Critics’ pick,” Time Out New York (December 15, 2011) [online]
“Jacco Olivier: Sneak Peeking Park Art,” Curbed, December 15, 2011
Johnson, Mary. “Avant Garde Animation to Take Over Madison Square Park,” DNAinfo.com, November 30, 2011

2010                        
Whitaker, Blake. "Blaffer Art Gallery: First Take: Jacco Olivier," Houston Press, May 13, 2010
Weiner, Emily. "Critic's Pick: Jacco Olivier," Artforum, March 23, 2010
Johnson, Ken. "Jacco Olivier," The New York Times, March 12, 2010

2008                        
Lax, Thomas J. "Images in Motion," Artkrush, February 20, 2008, http://www.artkrush.com/current/#feature

2007                        
Independent, Jacco Olivier, Peter Chapman, 19 January 2007
Independent on Sunday, Moving pictures from the Netherlands, Charles Darwent, 14 January 2007

2005                        
Art in America, by P.C. Smith, May
Artnews, by Joseph Jacobs, February

2003                        
London Evening Standard, “New Dutch mastery to celebrate a rebirth”, Nick Hackworth
Metro London, “The rijks way to see art”, Fisun Guner

Time Out, London, Martin Coomer

2001                        
PZC, “Olivier zit tussen abstract en figuratief” Margreet van den Broek 1998     De Volkskrant, “Open studio’s Rijksakademie”

1998                        
NRC Handelsblad, “Open dagen voor jonge kunstenaars”, Sandra Smallenburg De Volkskrant, Verbeelding gevoed door ontheemding”, Sacha Bronwasser
Trouw, “Vrije Figuratie zet de toon”, Robbert Roos

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019
Virtuoos! Israels tot Armando, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Jacco Olivier / Ronald Zuurmond, Vincent van Gogh Huis, Zundert, The Netherlands
Een Schitterende Afzondering, Fort bij Asperen, Acquoy, The Netherlands
Jeanne Oosting Prijs 2019, De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Jacco Olivier, Maryland Hall Arts Center, Annapolis, MD, USA
Stilte, The Ketelfactory, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Healing Light, 14 februari tot en met 19 mei, LUMC Leiden, The Netherlands
The Greatest Longing, The Act of Painting, BOHUSLÄNS MUSEUM, Uddevalla, Sweden

2018
De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

2017
Nieuwe Streken, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, NL

2015
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: About Painting in the MUSAC Collection, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León, León, Spain
El Inconsciente Pictórico (The Pictorial Unconscious), Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
InLight, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, USA

La Biennale di Venezia, Azerbaijan Pavilion, Vita Vitale, Venice, Italy
Buitengaats, Jacco olivier, Ronald Zuurmond, Ketelfactory Schiedam, NL
Out There #2-outdoor videoprojections- Rotterdam, NL
Jacco Olivier en Benjamin Li, Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk, NL
Vita Vitale, Azerbaijan Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, IT
Metamorphosen, ovidius in de hedendaagse kunst. Rijksmuseum Twente, Enschede, NL
Move on, 100 jaar animatie kunst,Kade Kunsthal in Amersfoort, Amersfoort, NL
Laureaten Buning Bongers prijs, Museum Henriette Polak, NL

2014
Cycle, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, NL

2013
The House of the Seven Gables, University Galleries, Illinois State University College of Fine Arts, Normal, IL, USA
Afterlife: Jacco Olivier & Jennifer West, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

2012
Artpace, Jacco Olivier, Leslie Hewitt and Mike Osbourne, curated by Sarah Lewis, San Antonio, TX, USA
CHORUS, selección de vídeos de la colección de Martin Z. Margulies, Fundación Foto Colectania, Barcelona, ES
What’s Up? De jongste schilderkunst in Nederland, Dordrechts Museum, Dordrechts, NL 
Stichting Kunstfort, Luid Land, Vijfhuizen, NL

2011
6 x Rijksakademie Alumni, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
New World Center in collaboration with Artprojx, Revolution, Art Video at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL, USA
Ogilvy & Mather, curated by Jun Lee, New York, NY
Visual Museum, Saitama, Japan
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland
Peace Starts with Me, World Peace Festival, Berlin, DE

2010
Humanimal, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH, USA
In the Company of Alice , Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
SITE Santa Fe 8th Biennial: The Dissolve, Santa Fe, NMUSA

2009
Remote Viewing: The Best of Loop The Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA, USA
Travels to Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES
Giganticism, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, USA
Single Channels, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2008
Stultifer Navis: The Ship of Fools, Porta Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, IT
Landscapes for Frankenstein, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Alba Art Show, Palazzo dell'Esposizioni, Alba, IT

2007
Fantasmagoria: Dibujo en movimiento, Fundacion ICO, Madrid, ES 
Titled/Untitled, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland 

2006
See into Liquid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, USA
Version Animée, Centre Pour l’image Contemporaine, Geneva, SE

2005
Roaming Memories, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, DE 
Video Program, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
U_MOVE, Galleria Comunale, Monfalcone, IT
Prague Biennale 2, Prague, CZ
The Wonderful Fund on Tour, Le Musee de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco

2004
Jacco Olivier, Kate Ford, Helen Baron Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Ireland
Latest Paintings, Lia Rumma Gallerie, Milan, IT
Extended Painting, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
10 years Rijksakademie, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

2003
Seeing Other People, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Amsterdamse visite, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
Meet me again, Room, Rotterdam, NL

SELECTED PRESS
2016

Keh, Pei-Ru. “Light work: artist Jacco Olivier fuses painting and film to mysterious effect,” Wallpaper* Magazine (January 14, 2016) [online] 
Gossman, Dan. “A paint fetish in video,” NUVO (10 February, 2016)

2012
Calos, Katherine. “InLight 2015 expands to two nights,” Richmond Times–Dispatch (November 11, 2015) [online] Carlson, Jen. “Madison Square Park Gets New Wildlife… With New Art Project,” Gothamist (January 10, 2012) [online] Gerecitano, Liz; Mancuso, Anne. “Spare Times for Jan. 6-12: Around Town,” The New York Times (January 5, 2012) [online] 
Wyma, Chloe. “27 Questions for Dutch Painter Jacco Olivier,” Blouin Artinfo (January 18, 2012) [online] 
“Jacco Olivier’s ‘Painterly Animations’ Bring Madison Square Park to Life,” Arts Observer (January 12, 2012) [online]

2011
Holland, Heather. ”New Mad. Sq. Art exhibit, opening in December, will feature animation,” Town & Village (November 24, 2011) 
Johnson, Mary. “Avant Garde Animation to Take Over Madison Square Park,” DNA info November 30, 2011) [online] 
Vogel, Carol. “Highliting Influence of Asia Behind Artwork,” The New York Times (November 18, 2011) [online] 
Yi, David. “Free & Cheap in New York: Fri., Dec. 30,” New York Daily News (December 30, 2011) [online] 
“Jacco Olivier: Sneak Peeking Park Art,” Curbed (December 15, 2011) [online] 
"Madison Square Park," Art Media Agency (December 1, 2011) [online] 
“This week in New York, Mad. Sq. Art: Jacco Olivier, Critics’ pick,” Time Out New York (December 15, 2011) [online] “Jacco Olivier: Sneak Peeking Park Art,” Curbed, December 15, 2011 Johnson, Mary. “Avant Garde Animation to Take Over Madison Square Park,” DNAinfo.com, (November 30, 2011)

2010
Whitaker, Blake. "Blaffer Art Gallery: First Take: Jacco Olivier," Houston Press, May 13, 2010 
Weiner, Emily. "Critic's Pick: Jacco Olivier," Artforum, March 23, 2010 
Johnson, Ken. "Jacco Olivier," The New York Times, March 12, 2010

2008
Lax, Thomas J. "Images in Motion," Artkrush, February 20, 2008, http://www.artkrush.com/current/#feature

2007
Independent, Jacco Olivier, Peter Chapman, 19 January 2007 
Independent on Sunday, Moving pictures from the Netherlands, Charles Darwent, 14 January 2007

2005
Art in America, by P.C. Smith, May 
Artnews, by Joseph Jacobs, February

2003
London Evening Standard, “New Dutch mastery to celebrate a rebirth”, Nick Hackworth 
Metro London, “The rijks way to see art”, Fisun Guner 
Time Out, London, Martin Coomer

2001
PZC, “Olivier zit tussen abstract en figuratief” Margreet van den Broek

1998
De Volkskrant, “Open studio’s Rijksakademie” 
NRC Handelsblad, “Open dagen voor jonge kunstenaars”, Sandra Smallenburg 
De Volkskrant, Verbeelding gevoed door ontheemding”, Sacha Bronwasser 
Trouw, “Vrije Figuratie zet de toon”, Robbert Roos