Anneè Olofsson’s art has a penetrating quality which makes it unforgettable. With an iconography that carnally and directly comments on the tension between detachedness and affinity, time and aging, she works primarily with analog photography and video, occasionally even sculpture. Olofsson returns repeatedly to her own body as an unrestricted artistic tool. Her parents have had important roles in her stagecraft as well. Bodies become symbols which tell not only of our inscrutability, but of our human limitations as well. In Anneè Olofsson’s space, persons are tightly bound within a compact blackness, and the human presence therein has the power to instill as much life as death into spatiality.
Anneè Olofsson was born in 1966, in Hässleholm, Sweden, and studied at Konsthögskolan in Oslo between 1990 and 1994. An IASPIS stipend brought her to New York in 2001, where she remained until 2005. The list of her solo exhibitions in Sweden is long and includes a quantity of large art institutions. The most extensive being her exhibition at Kulturhuset in Stockholm, in the spring of 2011. There her artistic production filled an entire floor level. Milestones in her international career include exhibitions at the Art Museum of the University of Houston in Texas, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and the Coreana Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea. Her work is included in the collections of Moderna Museet, the Orlando Museum of Art, the MINT Museum of Art in North Carolina, and the Hirschorn Museum in Washington DC, USA.
Anneè Olofsson "Childwold #2", 2011