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Job Koelewijn

Dutch, b. 1962

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Job Koelewijn

Dutch, b. 1962

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Job Koelewijn, who once said that he found painting to be too detached from real life, creates conceptual art that invites the use of hearing and smell to heighten optical experiences. He famously covered a wall in the Palazzo Ca' Zenobio with perfumed baby powder for the Venice Biennale in 2001, and made a device called the Internal Communication Amplifier (1997) that connects a user’s mouth to his or her own ears. Koelewijn is also deeply influenced by text and poetry, particularly Samuel Beckett and Dante, and literary references make material appearances in his installations as pages or book covers.

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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Job Koelewijn, who once said that he found painting to be too detached from real life, creates conceptual art that invites the use of hearing and smell to heighten optical experiences. He famously covered a wall in the Palazzo Ca' Zenobio with perfumed baby powder for the Venice Biennale in 2001, and made a device called the Internal Communication Amplifier (1997) that connects a user’s mouth to his or her own ears. Koelewijn is also deeply influenced by text and poetry, particularly Samuel Beckett and Dante, and literary references make material appearances in his installations as pages or book covers.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Group
Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more