Oliver Ressler, born 1970, lives and works in Vienna and produces installations, projects in the public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. His projects have been in solo exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; The Cube Project Space, Taipei; and Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk. Ressler has participated in more than 250 group exhibitions, including the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; MASSMoCA, USA; Itaú Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; and at the biennials in Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Gyumri (2012), Venice (2013), Athens (2013) and Quebec (2014).

A retrospective of his 17 films took place at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève throughout 2013. For the Taipei Biennale 2008, Ressler curated A World Where Many Worlds Fit; and in collaboration with Gregory Sholette the exhibition cycle It’s the Political Economy, Stupid (Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; Pori Art Museum, Finland; Gallery 400, Chicago; and others). In collaboration with Ines Doujak he co-curates Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom for Secession in Vienna throughout 2014. Ressler is currently preparing a cycle of solo exhibitions that will be presented at Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; NBK, Berlin; ar/ge kunst Galleria Museo, Bolzano; and Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Seville between the end of 2014 and 2016.

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