Oliver Ressler
Oliver Ressler was born in 1970, lives and works in Vienna. Ressler is an artist who carries out projects on various socio-political themes. Since 1994 he has been concerned with theme specific exhibitions, projects
in public space and videos on issues such as racism, migration, genetic engineering, economics, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Recent solo-exhibitions and projects are Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies (Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana, 2003; Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, 2004), European Corrections Corporation (container-installation in Wels, Graz and Munich, 2003/2004, with Martin Krenn) and Boom! (with David Thorne, since 2001).
Ressler has taken part in group exhibitions such as fly utopia!, Transmediale 04, Berlin; The Interventionists, MASS MoCA ­ Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Emoção Art.ficial II, Itaucultural Institute, São Paulo; Banquete, Centre of Contemporary Art Palau de la Virreina of Barcelona; Conde Duque, Cultural Centre, Madrid; Attack!, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Empire/State: Artists Engaging Globalization, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Exchange & Transform, Kunstverein München, Munich; , Steirischer Herbst, Graz. He has also taken part in many video festivals in Europe and North America. In 2002 his video This is what democracy looks like! won the 1. prize of the International Media Art Award of the ZKM.