Olaf is co-founder of Valley of the Possible, Refugio for Art & Research in the Chilean Andes offering time and space for artistic and scientific research whilst exploring new narratives on the relation between man and the rest of the natural world.
Previously he traveled the Americas for almost 3 years and was owner/founder of TrouwAmsterdam and De School, two of the most wellknown and revered clubs for electronic music and contemporary art in Amsterdam, which both also featured a restaurant. He was creative director at 11, a club, restaurant and art space that laid the foundation for Trouw and De School's later success. Olaf has been active on the board of the arts foundation De Verdieping, which organised several exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with renowned international art institutions such as Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), New Museum (New York, USA) and Beirut (Cairo, Egypt). He has a background in music journalism, event production and studied Audio Engineering at The Insititute for Creative Media (SAE). He is also an international DJ and makes his own podcast called Radio Balthasar.
Listen to a podcast from Pakhuis de Zwijger with Olaf, about his relation to the natural world (in Dutch):