Mischa Rakier
about Mischa Rakier (b. 1970, Delft) is a Dutch artist and writer who currently lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the first half of the 1990s Mischa Rakier studied visual arts at the Hoge School voor de Kunsten Arnhem and the Myndlysta-og-Handídaskólidad in Reykjavik, Iceland. He participated in a two-year working period at De Ateliers followed by a study in Art History (and minor Philosophy of Arts and Culture) at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In his drawings, spatial works and site-specific installations Mischa Rakier researches different modes of interaction with cultural phenomena, often in relation to a specific local context. Many of his works deal with the act of mediatisation and different ways or models of presentation. His work is exhibited nationally and internationally and is part of various government, corporate and private collections. In 2010 Mischa Rakier was 1st Prize winner of the Vermeulen Brauckman Art Prize. One of his more recent public art works - a war memorial commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam and the 4 en 5 mei comité - is situated near the Gelderlandplein in the Gijsbrecht van Aemstelpark, Buitenveldert, Amsterdam.
Mischa Rakier©2016