Andi Olsen’s current collaborative project with Lance Olsen, titled There’s No Place Like Time, is a novel you walk through. This multimodal installation takes the form a real retrospective of videos dedicated to the career of an experimental video artist who never existed. An interplay of videos, texts, objects & interventions, the installation explores the relationship between the visual & the verbal as it redefines the page, novel & gallery space, while thematically investigating the problematics of identity construction & historical knowledge.
Another of her ongoing projects, Hideous Beauty, is a Cabinet of Wonders composed of short videos, assemblages, & collage texts exploring the idea of monstrosity & the generative possibilities inherent in the processes of decay.
Olsen’s videos have been exhibited in such venues as Momentum Gallery (Berlin), the American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore) & Greenhouse Berlin (Germany), & have screened at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, Mütter Museum (Philadelphia), Revolving Museum (Lowell), & at literary and artistic events in Banff, Cologne, Munich, Paris, Rouen, Szeged, Warsaw, & across the United States. Her art has been exhibited & published around the country & abroad.
Olsen received her B.A. & M.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia. She taught art history as a part-time lecturer at the Universities of Idaho & Kentucky and Kentucky State University.