Nicoline van Harskamp is an Amsterdam based artist whose work considers acts of language and communication in relation to ideology and solidarity through video, installation, and scripted performance. She is a Professor for Performative Art at the University of Fine Arts in Münster. In her work on the social politics of language and speech she has collaborated with exhibition and research partners such as BAK Utrecht, CCAC Cordoba, Waterside Contemporary London, Archive Kabinet Berlin and the Free University of Amsterdam. Her film works and performances have been shown at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Manifesta 9 in Genk, Performa 11 New York, and Tate Modern, London, among others. Her most recent performative work My Name is Language/Mein Name ist Sprache, commissioned by the steirsicher herbst, Graz, and Project Arts Centre, Dublin, celebrates the personal name as a word in language, that can be translated and creolized like any other.