Eva Olthof


Eva Olthof’s (DAI, 2011) work often relies on particular historical contexts she unearths from public archives and libraries. She documents and rearranges the history of specific locations and events through fieldwork, systematic archiving and photographic documentation. In the course of this process of selection, she wilfully submits to coincidence, subjectivity and ambiguity. Once she has fully absorbed these narratives, she translates them into installations, publications and performances.

Olthof lives and works in Rotterdam. There, she has been involved as an educator/researcher/producer in various projects at the Willem de Kooning Academy. Eva Olthof was also artist in residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, CRAC Valparaíso, Chile and at Cemeti Art House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.



Learn more about Eva Olthof’s written MA thesis: Vertical Wandering / an approach to imagining a submerged place

Learn more about Eva Olthof’s DAI publication: I Have Never Seen Volcanoes

Follow Olthof’s ‘life after DAI’ via http://www.evaolthof.nl/