Mie Olise works
as a sculptor, painter and film/soundmaker. Her installations are
often site-specific and include video + sound. Her large scale paintings
are in close relation with the built structures, which all build
on her investigations of narratives – often relating to “place”.
Olise has developed
a particular blend of architecture, art and psychology. She works
with narratives relating to the architecture of space, abandoned
places and desolate structures. Olise travels to places in different
states of disrepair, like a Russian abandoned ghost town by the
Arctic Circle, to research, collect stories and later subjectively
develop particular layers of the found truths. Concept determines
the media in her practice.
At the moment
Mie is working on two major museum shows: at Kunsthallen Nikolaj,
The Contemporary Art Centre Copenhagen for March 2012 and Museo
de Arte Acarigua-Araure in Venezuela for 2013.
a MFA (distinction),from Central St. Martins, London in 2007, Olise
was awarded residencies at Skowhegan and The ISCP in New York. She
additionally holds an MA in Architecture.
Solo shows include Honor Fraser Gallery, LA; SNYK, Skive New Museum
of Art, DK; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX and Duve Berlin.
Athens Video Art Festival 2011, 10th Istanbul Biennale, The Liverpool
Biennale 08, Damascus Video Art Festival 2011, Fonlad Video Arts
Festival 2011 and The Whistable Biennale 2010(UK).
As a graduate Mie Olise was a finalist in the Saatchi competition
“4 New Sensations” in London as well as the Celeste
In this preparation
for the Kunsthallen Nikolaj show, she is granted a 3 month residency
The Danish Art Councils Workshops in Copenhagen from december 2011.