OLIVIA HERNAIZ

BIO

Olivia Hernaïz
Born in Brussels in 1985. Lives and works in Brussels.

Olivia Hernaïz is a Belgian-Spanish artist who first studied law in Belgium and Argentina. While practising as a copyright lawyer, she completed a BFA at La Cambre, ENSAV in Brussels. In 2016, she obtained an MFA at Goldsmiths University of London. Winner of the award ‘Art Contest’ supported by Boghossian Foundation in 2016, she is currently in residence at HISK in Gand. Her recent exhibitions include : ‘Inside Out’, Fine Art Museum of Belgium, Brussels (2020), ‘To Thomas’, Bourges (2020), ‘All About You’, The Koppel Project, London (2019), ‘Push Your Luck’, Island, Brussels (2019), Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2018); ‘As Long as the Sun Follows its Course’, Ixelles Museum, Brussels (2017).

ABOUT THE GAME

Dialogue is at the core practice of Olivia Hernaïz. Her projects are so many excuses to engage conversations with others. Approaching the underrepresentation of women and gender minorities in the contemporary art world, the board game « Art & My Career » depicts different careers in the western art world.

From artist to museum director, how do women manage to find a place in this world? The game « Art & My Career » invites us to put ourselves in their shoes in order to better understand their work conditions and their struggle.

The game addresses women as well as any person concerned by the pervasive patriarchy in the ecosystem formed by the art world. A collective discussion will be held after the game session. It willallow all players to share their experience. The game sessions and discussion will be led by mediators as well as the artist.