Keck uses a variety of mediums to estrange people from the ‘commonplace’ narratives that her subjects portray. She relishes in loud colours, juxtaposing ideas, jumbling associations and subverting expectations. The materiality and aesthetics of her work commemorate the theatre of human experience, whilst echoing her fascination with popular culture, intimacy and contemporary story-telling.”
Keck’s solo exhibitions in Cape Town included; False Priest at Commune. 1 (Cape town: 2014), Selfie Fulfilling Prophecy at David Krut Projects (Johannesburg: 2016), and The Lure at Chandler House (Cape Town: 2018). Keck has attended two international art residences; The Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, USA: 2016) and The Frans Masereel Centrum (Antwerp, Belgium: 2017). She has exhibited internationally with No Man’s Art Gallery in Tehran and The Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, USA. Her work has been featured at art fairs such as Cape Town Art Fair (Cape Town, South Africa), Joburg Art Fair (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Turbine Art Fair (Johannesburg, South Africa).
Olivié Keck’s work is featured in the Zeitz MOCAA exhibition, The Main Complaint.