Working as a painter and constructor of architectural installations Mie Olise works with narratives relating to place and desolate structures. Olise has travelled to places in different states of disrepair, like a Russian abandoned ghost town by the Arctic Circle, to research, collect stories and later subjectively develop particular layers of the found truths.
Working on the ”The Silent Station”, Olise went on a two-way journey from the island of Mors, she grew up at in Denmark; to Newfoundland in the footsteps of the character, Espen Arnakke and to Holland in the quest of tracking down the ship of the same name. The collected stories found on this journey has been a generator for the projects in the current show. Concept determines the media in her practice.
After graduating her MFA from Central St. Martins, London in 2007 Olise has been traveling to residencies from Iceland, Berlin, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture to The ISCP in New York.
Olise has exhibited widely in the US and Europe. Solo shows include Honor Fraser in LA, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, DK; SNYK, Skive Museum of Art, DK; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston(TX), Duve Berlin.
Olise has exhibited at the 10th Istanbul Biennale, the Liverpool Biennale, Athens Video Art festival, Damascus Video Art festival, the Whistable Biennale and Y Gallery in New York. She has been awarded with grants from the Danish Art Council.
Olise is currently working on a solo exhibition at Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure in Venezuela, which will travel further on.
Mie Olise additionally holds an MA in Architecture(2001).