Elisa van Joolen (NL)
Elisa van Joolen’s (b. 1983, NL/IT) approach to clothing design is characterised by strategies of intervention and reconfiguration. Elisa's projects often reflect specific social contexts and emphasise collaboration and participation. They expose relational aspects of clothing and subvert processes of value production.
Elisa holds a BA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam (2006), MFA from Parsons in New York City (2012) and was artist-in-resident at Iaspis in Stockholm (2016). She teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
She participated in shows and exhibitions at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Arnhem Fashion Biennial, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, New York Fashion Week, 5th Brazilian Design Biennial in Florianopolis, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, OCAT Art Terminal in Shenzhen and West Bund Art Center in Shanghai.
In addition to running her own studio she is art director of Warehouse, a place for clothes in context in Amsterdam.
Image: installation view “One-to-One (R. Mariz)”, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 2017. Photo: Lotte Stekelenburg