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Ingrid Olson: History Mother, Little Sister

July 22, 2022 - December 23, 2022


July 22, 2022
December 23, 2022
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Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
24 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Join us for next week for a public reception to celebrate the opening of B. Ingrid Olson’s two simultaneous solo exhibitions History Mother and Little Sister each on a separate floor of the Center’s landmark Le Corbusier building

  1. July 22 – December 23, 2022

Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 21, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Level 1 and 3

Free and open to the public 

Learn more about the exhibition and the publication here

Upcoming Public Programs

Artist Talk
Thursday, September 29, 2022
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Theater, Lower Level

  1. Ingrid Olson in conversation with curator Dan Byers and catalogue contributor Leah Pires.

Thursday, November 3, 2022
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Theater, Lower Level

Writer and artist Renee Gladman and poet, translator, and editor Rosmarie Waldrop will share their work.

Both Gladman’s and Waldrop’s writings have had a major influence on Olson’s practice. Their work is featured in the exhibition catalogue.


  1. Ingrid Olson was born in 1987 in Denver, Colorado. She lives and works in Chicago. In addition to her Carpenter Center exhibitions, Olson will open a solo show at Secession, Vienna in June 2022. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Fingered Eyed, i8 Gallery, Reykjavík (2019); Forehead and Brain, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2018); Kiss the architect on the mouth, Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2018); and Klein / Olson, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2017). Selected group exhibitions include Fata Morgana, Jeu de Paume, Paris (2022); The Inconstant World, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2021); Dependent Objects, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2021); New Visions: The Triennial for Photography and New Media, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway (2020); Personal Private Public, Hauser & Wirth, New York (2019); Being: New Photography 2018, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2018); and Lost Without Your Rhythm, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2018).
  2. Ingrid Olson: History Mother, Little Sister will be on view July 22 – December 23, 2022

Generous support for Carpenter Center programing is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Barbara Robinson. Lead support for the publication accompanying History Mother, Little Sister is provided by Girlfriend Fund. Additional support from i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, is gratefully acknowledged.

Image credit: B. Ingrid Olson, Rifted Grid, per fluid, 2021-2022. Inkjet print and UV printed mat board in powder-coated aluminum frame. 24.5 x 16 x 1.25 in.. Courtesy of the artist and i8 Gallery, Reykjavík.