Guido van der Werve was born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands in 1977 and currently lives and works in Berlin. Van der Werve pursued studies in industrial design, archaeology, music composition, and Russian language and literature at several universities in the Netherlands before beginning to create his first video documented performances around 2000. Since that time he has created a variety of works, including films, videos, and artist’s books in chronological order from two to seventeen.
Recent showings of his work include solo exhibitions at FuturDome, Milan; the Seattle Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York; High Line, New York; Giuliani Foundation, Rome; De Hallen Haarlem in the Netherlands. Van der Werve’s nummer veertien, home, won the 2013 Golden Calf award in Amsterdam for Best Short Film. The performance of his Requiem, home, written for this film, has been performed internationally several times, including in such cities as Moscow, Rome, and New York. In Spring 2021, there will be a mid-career survey of the artist’s work at the EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, accompanied by a major publication.