(b. 1961 in Lüchow, Germany)


Rainer Oldendorf is a sculptor.

He works with various media, including film, photography, teaching, the spoken work and text.


"(Oldendorf) uses architecture, light, photography, film and video in a work that proposes a reflection on his own personal, social and political history in the context of the places where it is produced and in relation to the people who have worked on a common project. In that way he involves both the community that takes him in and the spectator, in an exercise that shifts the public space to the private one, the real space to a fictitious one, between photography and film." -Nuria Enguita Mayo


Recent solo shows include CAC Brétigny, Centre d'art contemporain, Brétigny, France (2007), Erna Hecey Gallery (2006), and Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona (2000).

Parts of Marco 1-14, an ongoing film since 1994 - named after the main actor, the artist's alter ego - were screened at the Pompidou Center, Paris, in 2008.