Marijke van Warmerdam (1959, Nieuwer Amstel, NL) is internationally renowned for her short films, photographs and sculptures, forming an extraordinarily consistent body of work. She first arose international attention at the Dutch pavilion of the Venice Biennial 1995 with her looped short-films, a medium, which involved a characteristic amendment of the film projector.
In her work she portrays minute moments of life, manipulating them with simple, usually mechanic techniques such as repetition, mirroring or shifts in focus. Van Warmerdam creates an abstraction, a timeless, nearly still moment. In a recent collaboration she made four videos for music by Louis Andriessen, which were shown at the Teatro Elfo Puccini, Naples, the Teatro Palladium, Rome, the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam and La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid.
Marijke van Warmerdam's work has featured in numerous important international exhibitions, including the Galleri Riis, Oslo (2017),
MAMCO (Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva (2014), Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf (2014), Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2014), Museum Schepenhuis, Mechelen (2014), Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona (2013), Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (2013), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011), Teatro Elfo Puccini, Milan (2010), Carnegie Hall, New York (2010), Berlin, Kwangju and Venice Biennials (2001, 1998, 1995) and many other.