Trudi Van Der Elsen (b. Meyel, Netherlands, 1956) graduated from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, with an MA in Fine Arts. Elsen’s art practice involves painting, drawing, installation work, live art, photo and video work. Inspired by geology and archeology, her work engages with the human relationship to landscape. Using the human body as a marker and as a resonator she connects and reminds herself of her relationship to the land. She questions the division of nature and culture and is concerned with the alienation of place and time. Trudi is based in County Clare, Ireland, and exhibits her work internationally. In 2014 she received a Bursary from Clare County Council for a two week residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakkerig. In 2015 she participated in a residency with GUAC in Aras Eanna, Inis Oirr and in the exhibition 'Dwellling in Time' in the Red Couch Space, Ennistymon. From 2009 -2016, she was the curator / co-ordinator of the Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon, Co. Clare, Ireland.