Charles Olsen

Charles Olsen

Madrid, Spain

About Charles Olsen

Artist, poet, musician and video-creative, Charles was born in Nelson, New Zealand 1969, moving to England in 1981 and to Spain in 2003 where he currently lives.


BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Middlesex University, London, 1994


Collaborative Māori language poetry film NOHO MAI premieres at the Wairoa Māori Film Festival (New Zealand) in October and is selected for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, and the 8th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Festival, Cork, in November 2020.

Charles has contributed essays to the book 'The Poetics of Poetry Film', Bristol: Intellect Books, S. Tremlett (ed) – published on 15 October 2020.

In 2018 he was awarded the III Antonio Machado Poetry Residency of Segovia and Soria.

In 2020, together with Lilián Pallares, he has received an Arts Residency at the Matadero Madrid Centre for Creative Arts.


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