Oliver Ressler

Oliver Ressler, born in Knittelfeld, Austria, in 1970, lives and works in Vienna. He studied from 1989 to 1995 at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. Oliver Ressler is an artist who carries out projects on various socio-political themes. Since 1994 he has been concerned with exhibitions, site specific projects and videos on issues such as racism, economic globalization, sustainable development, genetic engineering and forms of resistance.
Among his solo-exhibitions and projects are "Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies", Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana (SI), 2003; "European Corrections Corporation", container-installation in urban space {with M. Krenn}, Wels/Graz (A), 2003; "This is what democracy looks like!", Plattform, Berlin (G), 2002; "Border Crossing Services", Kunstraum Lüneburg (G), direct mailing in Styria at the EU-border (A) {with M. Krenn}, 2001; "Sustainable Propaganda", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (G), 2000; "The global 500", Truck - Centre for Contemporary Art, Calgary (CAN), 2000; Galerie Stadtpark, Krems (A), 1999; "anti Gene Worlds", Forum Stadtpark, Graz (A), 1998.
Ressler has taken part in group exhibitions such as "Banquete", Centre of Contemporary Art Palau de la Virreina of Barcelona (E), Conde Duque Cultural Centre, Madrid (E), 2003; "Attack!", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (A), 2003; "Empire/State: Artists Engaging Globalization", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (USA) {with D. Thorne}, 2002; "Exchange & Transform", Kunstverein München, Munich (G), 2002; Videonale 9, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (G), 2001; <hers>, Steirischer Herbst, Graz (A), 2000. He has also taken part in many video festivals and video presentations in Europe and America, and received numerous prizes and scholarships.