Olivia was commissioned to produce The Evil Genius as part of her ongoing comic book series as part of Romantic Detachment (2004)
Olivia also hosted an ‘in conversation’ talk with Ken Russell at Rusland Village Hall disussing the subject of ‘genius’ as part of Cumbriana Proof (2005).
"Historical research is at the core of Olivia Plender's practice. Her works investigate idiosyncratic pockets of forgotten history that sit awkwardly with the way we live now."
2009 Aadieu, Adieu Apa (Goodbye, Goodbye Father), Gasworks, London
2009 Altermodern: Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London
2009 The Malady of Writing, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
2008 Monitor, Art in General, New York, USA
2008 Not Quite How I Remember It, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
2006 Busan Biennial, Busan, South Korea
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