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Olivia Plender
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Olivia Plender

Olivia Plender (b. 1977, the United Kingdom) is a Berlin-based artist. Her work is characterized by historical research and comprises videos, installations, comics and performances. In her recent work, she has addressed the issues of early 20th century spiritualism and social movements, as well as the questions arising from contemporary knowledge economy values. She has exhibited in solo shows, such as Rise Early, Be Industrious, which toured the United Kingdom to MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (2012); Arnolfini, Bristol; and Adieu Adieu Apa, Gasworks, London (2009); Information, Education, Entertainment, Marabou Parken, Stockholm (2007). Her work has been exhibited in group shows: Newspeak: British Art Now, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2011); Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2010); Altermodern: Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2009). Plender was also the co-editor of Untitled Magazine between 2002 and 2008.