올라프  Erwin Olaf


21세기 네덜란드를 대표하는 사진작가 어윈 올라프는 2019년, 네덜란드 정부로부터 황금사자 기사작위 훈장(a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion)을 수여하는 최고의 영광을 얻었다. 어윈 올라프는 현대 사회에서 마주하는 인종, 신분, 동성애, 종교, 관습 등의 문제들을 아주 날카 로운 미적 직관을 통해 자유롭게 표현하면서 관객들로 하여금 아무런 의문을 제기하지 않았던 일상에 질문을 던지며 인간 본질에 대해 성찰하게 하는 작업을 한다. 한국에서는 21년, 대구 국제 사진 비엔날레와 서울대 미술관 대표 작가로 참여하였고, 2021년 수원 시립미술관에서 대대적인 개인전을 가진 바 있다 


Erwin Olaf, a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, exemplifies Dutch art in the 21st century.  Erwin Olaf freely explores issues of race, status, homosexuality, religion, and customs in modern society through sharp aesthetic intuition. His work asks the audience to reflect on the nature of human beings by asking questions about aspects of daily life that are usually considered to be mundane. In Korea, Olaf has participated as a representative artist at the Daegu International Photography Biennale and Seoul National University Museum of Art for 21 years, and held a large-scale solo exhibition at the Suwon Museum of Art in 2021.


B.1959, Netherlands




Education

1980  

Utrecht School for Journalism, Utrecht, The Netherlands 

       

  


Selected Awards

2019

Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion


2008 

Lucie Awards Erwin Olaf is awarded the Lucie Award for his achievement in advertising.


2006  

International Color Awards Erwin Olaf is awarded the first place, 'Outstanding Achievement', by the International Color Awards, Masters Of Color Photography.


2005  

Photography Annual Award The Hairdresser's, from the series 'Rain', is awarded a Photography Annual Award by the Photo District News.


2004  

Awarded Silver, AOP Separation is awarded Silver by The Association of Photographers in London. 


2003  

Paradise The Club, Merit The Association of Photographers, London The Association of Photographers, London

Grote Paul Erwin Olaf is awarded a special award for the number one ranking the Dutch Top-40 photographers.

Photography District New York Nicorette advertising, New York The Nicorette-series is awarded with 'Gold' by the PDN


2001  

Silver Lion Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival One of the photographs from the Heineken-series is awarded a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising


1999  

Silver Lion Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. One of the pictures of the 1999 Diesel campaign is awarded a Silver Lion at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival in 1999.


1988  

First Prize Young European Photographers Young European Photographers, Deutsche Leasung AG Bad Homburg. The series "Chessmen" is awarded the first prize in the Young European   Photographers selection.




Public Collections 

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga Málaga, Spain

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León León, Spain

HBC Photo Collection New York, USA

Neuflize Vie Collections Paris, France

Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art Luxembourg Luxembourg

Fotomuseo Bogota, Colombia

Koo House Seojong-Myeon, South Korea

Collezione Ettore Molinario Italy

21c Museum USA

Susanne von Meiss Collection Germany

Museum Arnhem Arnhem, The Netherlands

Fnac Collection  Paris, France

Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg

Sir Elton John Collection  UK and USA

Gemeente Museum Den Haag The Hague, The Netherlands

Collezione Ettore Molinario Milan, Italy

Banco Espirito Santo  Lisbon, Portugal

The Franks-Suss Collection  UK

George Eastman Museum  New York, USA

North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh, USA

West Collection Philadelphia, USA

Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany

Groninger Museum  Groningen, The Netherlands

Rabobank  Amsterdam,The Netherlands

Art Progressive Collection  USA

Deutsche Leasing AG  Bad Homburg, Germany

ING Art Collection  The Netherlands

Caldic Collection  The Netherlands

Fondation Francès  Senlis, France

Orefi- Vente-Privee Philadelphia, USA

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Artium Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Randstad Collection The Netherlands

Foto Colectania  Barcelona, Spain

Eye Film Museum  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Centraal Museum  Utrecht, The Netherlands

Gaasbeek Castle Lennik, Belgium

Blue Collection  Switzerland

Arad Collection  London, UK

Inelcom Collection  Spain

Coff Collection  Spain

The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse Miami, USA

Celio  Paris, France

Rosenblum Collection Paris, France

Salsali Private Museum Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ministry of Foreign Affairs  The Hague, The Netherlands

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art New York, USA

Radboud University Medical Centre Collection Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Generali Art Collection  Diemen, The Netherlands

Ars Fundum Madrid, Spain

Wittenstein AG Igersheim, Germany

Museum de Lakenhal Leiden, The Netherlands

Collezione Lanfranchi  Milan, Italy

Fonds National d'Art Contemporain Paris, France

Van Vlissingen Collection Switzerland

Wiyu Wahono Collection Indonesia

The Pushkin Museum  Moscow, Russia

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art Saint- Petersburg, Russia

Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA

Seavest Collection United States of America    




Selected Solo Exhbitions

2021

Kunsthalle München, Munich, Germany, First German solo museum show     

Suwon Museum of Art, Suwon, South Korea, Suwon Museum of Art     

Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, USA, April Fool 2020 & Im Wald, 2020     

Danysz Gallery, Shanghai, China, Solo Exhibition at Danysz Gallery     

Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City, Mexico, Solo exhibition Patricia Conde Galería     

Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, First solo exhibition at Ron Mandos Gallery     



2020

Izzy Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 'Trilogy' Solo gallery exhibition     

K.O.N.G. gallery, SEOUL, KOREA, Post Covid 19, part 2 - Erwin Olaf, April Fool     

Paci Contemporary, Brescia, Italy, Paci Contemporary

Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris, France, Erwin Olaf - April Fool


2019 

K.O.N.G. gallery, SEOUL, KOREA

Palm Springs, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

12 x Erwin Olaf, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Erwin Olaf, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Erwin Olaf, Fotomuseum Den Haag

Parallel: Erwin Olaf, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai

Parallel: Erwin Olaf, Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha, Hunan, China

40 Years of Erwin Olaf, Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris


2018

Harmony of Dissonances. Obsession for Perfection., Erarta Museum, Saint Petersburg Tensão (Tension)

Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo


2017 

Human & Nature, Gallery Kong, Seoul


2016 

Cell of Emotions, Centro de Arte Contemporáno de Málaga, Spain

Four Series, National Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, Gallery Kong, Seoul, South Korea

Homage to Louis Gallait, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow


2015 

Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion, Museo Castagnino, Rosario, Argentina

Retrospective, Fundação Oriente, Macau, China

Waiting, Museum Arnhem, The Netherlands


2014 

Erwin Olaf: Breakfast in America, Museum of New Art, Detroit

Erwin Olaf: Karussell, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, Hungary

Erwin Olaf: The Empire of Illusion, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

Choreography of Emotions, Muzeum Narodowew Gdańsk, Poland


2013 

Emotions: Installations till 2012, La Sucrière, Lyon, France


2012 

Regressive, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (now Museum Arnhem), The Netherlands

Exquisite Corpses, Gaasbeek Castle, Gaasbeek, Belgium


2011 

Erwin Olaf: Captured Senses, CerModern, Ankara, Turkey


2010 

Dusk and Dawn, Hermitage Amsterdam

Vite Private, Fondazione FORMA, Milan

A Journey to Excellence, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


2009 

Erwin Olaf: Moving Targets, Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

Darts of Pleasure, Domus Artium 2002 (DA2), Salamanca, Spain

Photographie & Video: Rain, Hope, Grief, Fall et d’autres Oeuvres, Institut Néerlandais, Paris

EyeCandy: 1984–2009, Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium


2008 

Still Living: Structure, Surface and Expression, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Rain Hope Grief and Fall, Fotomuseum Den Haag Erwin Olaf, Space E6, Shenzhen, China


2005 

Elegance and Perversity, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

Fashion and Style in Photography 2005, Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Imitation of Life, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy

Moving Targets, MonteVideo (now Netherlands Media Art Institute), Amsterdam