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Olivia Erlanger

Born in 1990, New City, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States, New York City, United States


Influenced by 1990s TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files, Olivia Erlanger is interested in combining the backdrop of middle-class Americana and the American Dream with elements of the uncanny and the supernatural. In her 2020 installation, ‘Ida! Ida! Ida!’ Erlanger depicts mermaid tails protruding from washing machines in a neon-lit laundromat. For her, this location is a microcosm for the economic and socio-political forces that clash in the everyday, from the housing crisi...Read more