Olof Olsson

  • Artist

Olof Olsson, a Dutch-Swedish-Danish artist, makes spoken performances in the border regions of lectures, speeches, comedy, talk shows and question-and-answer sessions. He calls himself a product of the emerging 1960s charter tourism: his Dutch mother and Swedish father met during holidays in Mallorca. As a young man, Olsson experimented with journalism, photography and pirate radio. He later studied languages, philosophy and translation theory, before eventually attending art school – first at Konstfack in Stockholm and later at The Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen. He graduated in 2002. After having dabbled with conceptual art for fifteen years, Olsson started to perform in 2007.