Visual artist Mariëlle Videler (NL, 1970) works across media, creating installations, drawings, objects, videos and performances. Based on the belief that all organisms have equal value, she creates a pathway through the textures of the world. She explores a new, intensive way of feeling, perceiving and acting. Identifying herself with a traveler who makes physical, but above all imaginary journeys. For the past ten years she has done intensive research into the knowledge, ideology and craft of indigenous cultures such as the Colombian Kogi and the Inuit of Greenland. Her work is a sensory search for consciousness and physicality.
Mariëlle Videler studied at the Academy for Visual Arts, Tilburg, and the Fine Arts Department of the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited at artist initiatives, galleries, museums and festivals around the world, such as Today Art Museum, Beijing, International Sinop Biennial (Turkey), MASP and Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil, FLORA ars+natura in Bogota, Institut Néerlandais, Paris. Mariëlle Videler is represented by Lumen Travo Gallery in Amsterdam and supported by the Dutch Mondrian Fund. She was the founder and artistic director of the Amsterdam based initiative Performance Lab from 2004 to 2012, a collective research lab for performance art.