Yvonne Oerlemans, Artist in distribution, Netherlands, 1945
Yvonne Oerlemans was born in 1945 in Breda, the Netherlands; she currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Vrije Academie in The Hague (1974-79) and at the video workshop, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht in 1983. Since 1982 Oerlemans has created a diverse oeuvre of video art, installations and objects that have been exhibited worldwide; in 1985 she was awarded a prize for her artistic career at the Aarhus International Video Festival & Competition. Yvonne Oerlemans’ early video works are metaphorical and philosophical reflections on the human condition, characterized by a paradoxical sense of humor. The pieces are short, conceptual and compact, often shot with a static camera, usually in studio conditions. Polarity and triangularity are recurring symbolic forms and concepts.