Olof van Winden
Director and Founder | TodaysArt festival (NLD)
Olof van Winden (Mukumu, Kenya - 1976) is director andfounder of the TodaysArt festival in The Hague. Over the years,under his leadership, TodaysArt has expanded into an internationalnetwork of festivals, projects and collaborations in Japan, South-Korea, Mexico, Russia, the Middle East, Canada, the UnitedStates and many European countries.
In between Van Winden was also the director of Montevideo/Netherlands Media Arts Institute in Amsterdam. He curatedrenowned exhibitions and events, among which the SeoulBiennale (Media City Seoul, 2012), Detroit Electronic MusicFestival (2002/2003) and large scale exhibitions in Moscow incollaboration with the National Centre of Contemporary Arts andthe Moscow Biennale.
His visionary approach and inner urge for a in depth search of newideas are his drive in forming a worldwide platform for facilitatingartists in their creativity and for bringing it as a close and personalexperience to the global audience of all backgrounds, cultures,interests and levels.
Known for his unconventional approach and considered an expertin media art, digital culture, creativity and innovation, Van Windenis regularly invited as a speaker during international conferences, as advisor for creative projects, or as jury member/advisor forcommittees.