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Alex van Warmerdam (1952)

Alex van Warmerdam (born in 1952) pursued his education at the Graphic School and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He is currently engaged in the fields of scriptwriting, acting, design, and directing for both theater and film. His notable achievements include winning the Golden Calf for Best Director twice, for Abel (1986) and The Northerners (1992), and the Golden Calf for Best Screenplay thrice, for Ober (2006), The Last Days of Emma Blank (2009), and Borgman (2013). Additionally, he has received numerous awards at international film festivals. In 2016, Alex, along with his brother Marc, was honored with the Golden Calf for Film Culture.

Regarding his directorial work in film and theater, van Warmerdam has established a strong international reputation. However, it is less well-known that he is also a fantastic all-round artist. is now offering the monograph from 2010 that was published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.