German artist Olaf Nicolai (°1962, Halle/Saale) lives and works in Berlin. After studying German language and literature at the universities of Leipzig, Vienna, and Budapest, he obtained his doctorate in 1992. He studied applied arts at the Technical College in Schneeberg, Saxony. In 2018 a solo exhibition travelled to three locations; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. In 2019 Nicolai took part in museum exhibitions in Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Neues Museum in Nuremberg, and Lipsius-Bau in Dresden. In 2018 he was awarded the Wilhelm-Loth-Prize by the city of Darmstadt, for which Mathildenhöhe honoured him with a solo exhibition in 2020. His artworks were also on display at Documenta in Kassel (1997, 2017) and at the Venice Biennale (2001, 2005) , 2015).
40 kunstenaars uit 18 landen brengen 60 kunstwerken op 16 binnen- en buitenlocaties naar Kortrijk.