Index: Carsten Schmidt-Olsen
Carsten Schmidt-Olsen was born in Denmark in 1952. He grew up in the town of Hjørring in the north of Denmark, where he still lives and works. From 1974 to 1975 he attended the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, a school for classical drawing. Carsten Schmidt-Olsen sees himself as a concept artist and uses various media such as painting (“robat-painting”), graphic design, photography, video, performance and Mail Art, to which he was introduced by Yoshio Nakajima in 1979. He had his first exhibitions around in Denmark (start 1975), and then also international. Carsten Schmidt-Olsen is a member of the Danish Association of Artists, a member of the Artist Society and of the Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark.
Mail Art- Projects
1980 – Christmas Correspondence, with Jørgen Christensen
1981 – Bodies of Artist
1982 – “Hjoerring Annual Filmfestiwald 82″, with Niels Lomholt & Steen Moeller Rasmussen
1982 – Selfexamination, Commonpress 48
1983 – “Falling Annual Livingroom Video Festspiel 83″, with Niels Lomholt
1984 – Thou Art 84, Performance & Mail Art with Mogens Otto Nielsen
1986 – “Oestvendsyssel Film & Video Festival 1986″, with Mogens Otto Nielsen
2000 – Bellevue-Tower-Project, Mail Art in Internet Stedet 3
Charlotte Greve. Danish Artists in the International Mail Art Network. http://septentrio.uit.no/index.php/nordlit/article/view/1759/1641
Dorothea Eimert, Internationale Biennale Der Papierkunst 1990, Braus 90.
Carsten Schmidt-Olsen / Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, ”TEST”, Cd-rom katalog, 2000
Slavko Kacunko, Closed Circuit Videoinstallationen. Ein Leitfaden zur Geschichte und Theorie der Medienkunst, 2004.
Arbejdermuseet / Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum „Industriens billeder“, 2007.
Kunsten,“72-12, The story of KUNSTEN’s collection”, The artmuseum’s 40th anniversary, 2012.
Theis Valloe Madsen, Nye tanker ud af kaos, Kunsten NU, 2012. http://www.kunsten.nu/artikler/artikel.php?tilstaedevaerelse+og+eller+fravaerelse+carsten+schmidt+olsen+kunsthal+nord