Installations, videos and projects in public space

by Oliver Ressler


Oliver Ressler is an artist and filmmaker who produces installations, projects in the public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Over the years, he collaborated with the artists Zanny Begg (Sydney), Ines Doujak (Vienna), Martin Krenn (Vienna), Carlos Motta (New York), Gregory Sholette (New York), David Thorne (Los Angeles) and the political scientist Dario Azzellini (Berlin/New York).

Solo-exhibitions and projects

“Gathering around the Wreckage”, Cultural Centre of Belgrade – Podroom Gallery, Belgrade (RS)
“Whosoever Diggeth a Pit Shall Fall in it”, Pro Arts Gallery & Commons, Oakland (US)
The Gallery Apart, Rome (IT)

“A Rising Tide Sinks Ships”, àngels barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
“Fossilized Investments”, Museum Hartberg, Hartberg (AT)
“Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart”, S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice (IT)
“What Is Democracy?”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)

“Catastrophe Bonds”, Bush Art Center Galleries, St. Norbert College, De Pere (US)
“Catastrophe Bonds”, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (US)
“How to Occupy a Shipwreck”, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna (AT)
“Shifting the Center of Things”, Udstillingsstedet Sydhavn Station/Køs – Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Copenhagen (DK)
“Occupy, Resist, Produce”, Herbert Read Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury (UK) {with Dario Azzellini}
“How is the air up there?”, The Agency Gallery, London (UK)

“Occupy, Resist, Produce”, Gallery ROM, Oslo (NO) {with Dario Azzellini}
“Bedtime for Democracy”, The Agency Gallery, London (UK)
“Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart”, OnCurating Project Space, Zurich (CH)

“Everything Under Control”, ar/ge kunst, Bolzano (IT)
“Occupy, Resist, Produce”, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR) {with Dario Azzellini}
“Last Gasp Of Things As They Are”, GPLcontemporary, Vienna (AT)
“Occupy, Resist, Produce”, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb (HR) {with Dario Azzellini}
“Confronting Comfort’s Continent”, Foundation Fabbrica Del Cioccolato, Torre-Blenio (CH)
“Transnational Capitalism Examined: Border as Method”, The Gallery Apart, Rome (IT)
“Transnational Capitalism Examined: Dancing on Systemically Important Graves”, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (IT)
“Property is Theft”, MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (RO)
“Who Throws Whom Overboard?”, SALT Galata, Istanbul (TR)

“Leave it in the Ground”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin (DE)
Museum of Contemporary Art – MSU, media façade, Zagreb (HR)
“We will beg for nothing, we will ask for nothing. We will take, we will occupy”, Centro Andaluz  de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Seville (ES)
“Failed Investments”, Art Agenda Nova, Kraków (PL)
“Stranded”, Artwall Gallery, Prague (CZ)

“The Plundering”, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (AT)
“Political Imaginaries: Making the World Anew”, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk (PL)
“The Visible and the Invisible”, Shedhalle, Zurich (CH)

“The Movement of Ideas” (film retrospective), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (CH)

“After the Crisis is before the Crisis”, Artra Galleria, Milan (IT)
“After the Crisis is before the Crisis”, Basis, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
“Venezuela from Below“, The Cube Project Space, Taipei (RC) {with Dario Azzellini}

“We Have a Situation Here”, Prenninger Gespräche, Deutschfeistritz (AT)
“Resist to Exist”, ANA – Astrid Noack’s Atelier, urban space, Copenhagen (DK)
“Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?”, The Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Kraków (PL)

“What Is Democracy?”, Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum – ACAF, Alexandria (EG)
“What Is Democracy?”, Galerie KUB, Leipzig (DE)
“What Is Democracy?”, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen (UK)

“Što je demokracija?”, Siz Gallery, Rijeka (HR)

Group exhibitions (selected)

5th International Biennial of Casablanca, Casablanca (MA)
“OIL. Beauty and Horror in the Petrol Age”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (DE)

“Refracted Realities”, Videonale 17, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (DE)
“Allotropic”, Showcase_20A, Munich (DE)
“Global National”, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin (DE)
“Bert Theis: Building Philosophy – Cultivating Utopia”, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (LU)
“Rassegna Video – Before we Vanish”, Museo Novecento, Florence (IT)
“Digital Dramatizations: Ecologies from the Future”, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv (BG)
“Get Together and Get Things Done”, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (UK)
“The Skin of Cameras”, Laterna Magica Museum for Visual Knowledge, Copenhagen (DK)
“Part of the Labyrinth”, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Gothenburg (SE)
“Taxed to the Max”, Noorderlicht International Photography Festival 2019, Groningen (NL)
“Ecologies – Lost, Found and Continued”, Screen City Biennial, Stavanger (NO)
IV. Berliner Herbstsalon, Berlin (DE)

“Global Control and Censorship”, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok (PL)
“In Search of Lost Aura“, Regional Gallery of Contemporary Art, Gradisca d’Isonzo (IT)
“For the Love of Air Liquid”, Media Art Research Space – MARC, Antalya (TR)
“Bodies in Alliance”, Teatro Massimo – M Gallery, Cagliari (IT)
“Democracia en obra”, CCK, Buenos Aires (AR)
“City Fabrics”, Open Space, Vienna (AT)
“RESIST! The 1960’s protests, photography and visual legacy”, Centre for Fine Arts – BOZAR, Brussels (BE)
“Resilient Futures”, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)
“Global Control and Censorship”, Gallery of the National Library of Technology, Prague (CZ)
“Operaismo Naturale: Ecology of the Event”, Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv (BG)
“Global Control and Censorship”, RIXC Center for New Media Culture & National Library, Riga (LV)
“Between the Visible and the Invisible”, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (AE)
“The Value of Freedom”, Belvedere 21 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna (AT)
“The Idea of the Avant Garde”, NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol (CY)
“Constructing the World: Art and Economy”, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim (DE)
“Global Control and Censorship”, MODEM – Modern and Contemporary Arts Centre, Debrecen (HU)
“Lost in Europe: in the wake of Britain’s inner emigration”, Open Space, Vienna (AT)
“Neighbours”, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)
“All the Beauty in the World”, angels barcelona, Barcelona (ES)
“Migratory Paths: Traveling by Water, Land and New Terrains”, B4BEL4B Gallery, Oakland (US)

“Artists’ Film International”, Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK)
“Fear of the Unknown”, NTK Gallery, Prague (CZ)
“Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)
“El borde de una herida”, CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid (ES)
“Dreams & Dramas. Law as Literature”, NGBK, Berlin (DE)
“Universal Hospitality 2”, Futura Gallery & Meetfactory, Prague (CZ)
“The Extractive Machine, Neo-colonialisms and environmental resources”, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino (IT)
“El borde de una herida”, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Huesca (ES)
“La Fine del Nuovo” (The End of New), Villa di Toppo Florio, Buttrio (IT)
“Migrations of Fear”, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT); Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv (BG); Koroska Gallery of Fine Arts, Slovenj Gradec (SI)
“Be Aware, Record”, Médiathèque du FMAC, Geneva (CH)
“Global Control and Censorship”, Kunstihoone, Tallinn (EE)
“Fantastic Capitalism”, GPLcontemporary, Vienna (AT)
“Performing the Border”, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (AT)
“The South – An Art of Asking and Listening”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung (TW)
“Antidoron – The EMST Collection”, Documenta 14, Kassel (DE)
Museum of Capitalism, Oakland (US)
“Cultural Hijack: Poetics of Resistance, Poetics of Space”, Archip, Prague (CZ)
“The Future of Borders”, Autostrada Biennale, Prizren (XK) “Tourism”, Jeju Biennale 2017, Jeju (KR)
“Il meglio del meglio”, Gallery of Art, Temple University Rome, Rome (IT)
“Display Praterstern – Wir sind ihr”, public space Praterstern, Vienna (AT)
“Demanding the Impossible at Unexpected Turns”, Open Space, Vienna (AT)
“Dizziness. Navigating the Unknown”, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (PL)
“Scharfstellen_1”, <rotor>, Graz (AT)
“The Kyiv International”, Kyiv Biennial 2017, Kyiv (UA)
“Was tun?!”, Aspekte Galerie, Munich (DE)
“Questioning Democracy. Art, Post Democracy and the Global Shift”, Galerie Knoerle & Baettig Contemporary, Winterthur (CH)
“Leave it in the Ground”, House of Arts, Ústí nad Labem (CZ)
“Desintegriert euch!”, III. Berliner Herbstsalon, Berlin (DE)
“Global Control and Censorship”, Kunsthalle Žilina, Žilina (SK)
“Artists’ Film International 2016 & 2017”, Tromso Kunstforening, Tromsø (NO)

“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati (US)
“1884 to 1915 – An Artistic Position“, National Art Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek (NA)
“Climate Changes Everything 2”, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna (AT)
“Fear of the Unknown”, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava (SK)
“Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom”, MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (PL)
“A Sense of History”, Nordstern Videokunstzentrum, Gelsenkirchen (DE)
“Hors Pistes – The Art of Revolt”, Centre Pompidou, Málaga (ES)
“Persecuted, Robbed, Expelled – Artistic Works on Repression in Vienna and Graz during the Nazi Era”, <rotor>, Graz (AT)
“Labour Day Assembly”, Festival of work, contemporary art and theory, Rijeka (HR)
“Hors Pistes – L’art de la Révolte”, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
“Bread and Roses“, The Agency Gallery, London (UK)
“Universal Hospitality”, Into the City/Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (AT)
“Border Imag(e)naries”, àngels Barcelona/ LOOP Video Art Fair & Festival, Barcelona (ES)
“… was haben wir dann heute?”, Kunst im öffentl. Raum Niederösterreich, Schallaburg (AT)
“If All Relationships Were to Reach Equilibrium, Then This Building Would Dissolve”, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough (UK)
“Start Cooking … Recipe Will Follow”, Impulse Theater Festival 2016, Düsseldorf/Cologne/ Mülheim (DE)
“Cash – from Symbol and Dream to Hard Core Reality”, Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara (RU)
“anti:modern”, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg (AT)
“To Bee Or Not 2 B”, Punkt Ø – Gallery F 15, Moss (NO)
“Our Mind Into a Brezel”, Kunstverein Neuhausen, Neuhausen (DE)
“Gemischte Gefühle – KLASSE KUNST V”, Landesgalerie Linz, Linz (AT)
“55 years – looking forward”, GPLcontemporary, Vienna (AT)
“What Next: The Crash”, Expositieruimte 38CC, Delft (NL)

“Waterscapes: The Politics of Water”, Pohang City Museum of Art, Pohang (KR)
“subversiv – Raum für Alternativen”, GrazMuseum, Graz (AT)
“Cobra 1.7”, 71a Gallery, London (UK)
“Life’s Finest Values”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)
“1 HECTARE – Art and Participatory Exhibition”, Gleisdreieck Park, Potsdam (DE)
“Welten im Widerspruch – Zonen der Globalisierung”, Galerie im Taxispalais, Galerie des Landes Tirol, Innsbruck (AT)
“Test Exposure”, WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw (PL)
“Hotel Metropole. Giving Memory a Future”, Into the City/Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (AT)
“Body Politics”, àngels Barcelona/ LOOP Video Art Fair & Festival, Barcelona (ES)
“Recent Acquisitions”, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (AT)
“Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom”, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE)
“Facts & Fiction”, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich (DE)
“Be-Diversity”, Muse Museum Trento, Trento (IT)
“Mature and Angry”, Week of Contemporary Art – Center for Contemporary Art, Plovdiv (BG)
“Self-managed interest community”, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade (RS)
7th Grolsch ArtBoom Festival, Krakow (PL)
“Global Control and Censorship”, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)
“Avoiding Eye Contact”, Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb (HR)
“Land – Natural, Gendered”, Nandan Gallery, Santiniketan (IN)
“Shame on You!”, Gallery of Contemporary Arts Celje, Celje (SI)
“Omonoia”, Athens Biennale, Athens (GR) “Long live labour”, Pogon, Zagreb (HR)

“Subterfuge”, The Gallery Apart, Rome (IT)
“Places of Transition”, Freiraum Quartier 21, Vienna (AT)
“”, Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, Castelló (ES)
“Democracies possibilities and impossibilities”, Kala-Bhavan, Santiniketan (IN), Art Konsult, Delhi (IN)
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, Galerija Nova, Zagreb (HR)
“Fragile Hands (after Marker)”, University of Applied Arts/Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna (AT)
“The Occidental Accident”, 5th Biennale of Marrakech, Marrakech (MA)
Helsinki Photography Biennial, Helsinki (FI)
“Playgrounds”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)
“The Sunken Living Room”, Franklin Street Works, Stamford (US)
“Disobedience Archive (The Park)”, SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul (TR)
“Resistance”, Manif d’art 7 – The Québec City biennial, Québec (CA)
“The Rebel City”, ADN Platform, Barcelona (ES)
“Face to Face with the Monument”, Chto Delat @ Into the City/Wiener Festwochen, Vienna (AT)
“Fields”, RIxc @ Arsenal/National Art Museum, Riga (LV)
“An Ocean of Possibilities”, Noorderlicht Festival 2014, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (NL)
“Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom”, Secession, Vienna (AT)
“Die große Illusion”, Steinbrener/Dempf & Huber, Vienna (AT)
“An Ocean of Possibilities”, ArtScience Museum, Singapore (SG)
“Waterscapes: The Politics of Water”, Gumho Museum of Art, Seoul (KR)
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol (CY)
“Pozor! Kalte Grenze”, Kunstsammlung des Landes Oberösterreich, Linz (AT)
“We are Here Because You Were/Are (T)here”, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna (AT)

“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, Pori Art Museum, Pori (FI)
“Without Reality There Is No Utopia”, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (US)
“I would prefer not to”, bureau publik, Copenhagen (DK)
“Disobedience Archive (The Republic)”, Castello di Rivoli, Torino (IT)
“Anti Anti”, The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (IL)
“ReCoCo – Life Under Representational Regimes”, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Bat Yam (IL)
“Economics in Art”, MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (PL)
“People Have the Power”, Casa Encendida Madrid, Madrid (ES)
“To Have and Have Not”, HALLE 14, Leipzig; ACC Galerie, Weimar (DE)
“Glocal Tales”, Motel B, Brescia (IT)
“Till tomorrow! Ideologies of city planning and the tactics of dwelling”, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk (PL)
“Maldives Pavilion”, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice (IT)
“Off Side – Video Pamphlet Review”, La Rada/Locarno Film Festival, Locarno (CH)
“Have the wanderers of yesterday become today’s bag packers?”, Shiryaevo Biennale/Victoria Gallery, Samara (RU)
Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF, Lofoten (NO)
“Survival Kit 5”, International Contemporary Arts Festival, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga (LV)
“Idiopolis – Dialectics between Subject and Society”, Frontviews Temporary/Remap4, Athens (GR)
“Liquid Assets. In the Aftermaths of the Transformation of Capital”, Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade (RS)
Art Sheffield 2013, Sheffield (UK)
“Agora”, 4th Athens Biennale, Athens (GR)
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, Gallery 400/Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago (US)
“Symbolic Landscape”, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA (US)
“Général Bordure”, Le Quartier, Centre d’art Contemporain de Quimper, Quimper (FR)
“Unstable Territory. Borders and identity in contemporary art”, Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (IT)
“Smuggling Anthologies”, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (HR)
“MOBILITÄT Teil 3 – Geld”, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna (AT)
“Once upon a time… The Collection until Now”, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
“global aCtIVISm”, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)
“Glocal Tales”, Chan Contemporary Art Association, Genova (IT)
“Under Pressure”, Museum der Moderne – Rupertinum, Salzburg (AT)

“Enacting Populism – Inside and Outside a Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Kadist Foundation, Paris (FR)
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (US)
“Violence – Double Spread: From Private to the Public to the Life Systems”, Nandan Gallery, Santiniketan (IN)
“ – Sistema Fallido”, NYM_lab, Valencia (ES)
“After the Future”, eva International – Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick City (IE)
“Undergo. The Parallels”, GeoAIR, public space, Tbilisi (GE)
“Occupy Everything”, Regionale 12, St. Lambrecht (AT)
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid”, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)
“Disobedience Archive (The Parliament)”, Bildmuseet, Umeå (SE)
“Everything Falls Apart, Part II”, Artspace Sydney, Sydney (AU)
“Kopf oder Zahl”, Biennale Bern, Bern (CH)
Gyumri Biennale, Gyumri (AM)
“Violence-Double Spread”, School of Arts and Aesthetics, New Delhi (IN)
“Urban Territories”, 0gms Gallery, Sofia (BG)
“The Pythagoras’ (un)costant”, Tirana Architecture Week, Tirana (AL)
“Revolution Happened Because Everybody Refused to Go Home”, bureau publik, Copenhagen (DK)
“Occupy Everything”, GrazMuseum, Graz (AT)
“Co- Re-Creating Spaces”, CentralTrak, Dallas (US)
“Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives”, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (CZ)

“If you see something, say something”, Gallery A4, Sydney (AU)
“Nothing for us. Everything for everyone!”, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna (AT)
“The Country of the Endangered Body”, Trafo Gallery, Budapest (HU)
“After Neurath: Like Sailors on the Open Sea”, Stroom, The Hague (NL)
Moscow Biennial, Moscow (RUS)
“Free Radicals”, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon (IL)
“Cities from Below”, Teseco Foundation for Contemporary Art, Pisa (IT)
“Public Views”, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (SK)
“WORKafFAIR”, Udstillingsstedet rum46, Aarhus (DK)
“Suitcase Illuminated#5”, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (SI); Mac/Val – Musee d’art Contemporain du Val de Marne, Paris (FR)
“New Economy”, Artists Space, New York (US)
“Außen vor / On the outside”, ACC Galerie, Weimar (DE)
“Retracing Territories”, Fri-Art – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Fribourg (CH)
“transRobota”, 7th Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Museum, Szczecin (PL)
“Work Fiction”, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (DE)
“Reality Crossings”, 2. International Photo Festival Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg 2007 (DE)
“Forms of Resistance. Artists and the desire for a social change”, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
“Land of Human Rights: Raise the Voice Here and Now”, <rotor>, Graz (AT)
“Why do you resist?”, Center for Contemporary Central European Art, Ústí nad Labem (CZ); Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT)

“Capital (It Fails Us Now)”, Kunstihoone, Tallinn (EE)
“Colonialism without Colonies?”, Shedhalle, Zurich (CH)
“The People’s Choice”, Isola Art Center, Milan (IT)
“Now to battle! Now to arms!”, remapping Mozart, Vienna (AT)
“Not Sheep – New Urban Enclosures and Commons”, Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver (CA)
“World Unlimited”, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem (NL)
“”, Museum Arbeitswelt, Steyr (AT)
“Self-Education”, Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (RUS)
“Traurig sicher, im Training”, Grazer Kunstverein / Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)
“Strategic Questions”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)
“The Shadow Cabinet”, De Appel, Amsterdam (NL)
“The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society”, Second International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville (ES)
“Crime and Punishment”, Kunstihoone, Tallinn (EE)
“Street Signs and Solar Ovens”, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles (US)
“GenderTopia”, TekniKunst 06 – Contemporary Technology Festival, Melbourne (AU)
“for example S, F, N, G, L, B, C – A Matter of Demarcation”, Shedhalle, Zurich (CH)
“A Life Less Glamorous”, O3ONE, Belgrade (RS)

“Wayward Economy”, Main Trend Gallery, Taipei (TW)
“Disobedience”, An ongoing video library, Play-gallery / Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin (DE), SAPS – Sala Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City (MX)
“The Corporate World”, Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto (CA)
“Double Check”, Camera Austria, Graz (AT)
“RISK – Creative Action in Political Culture”, CCA Glasgow (UK)
“The Need to Document”, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel (CH)
“Making Things Public – Atmospheres of Democracy”, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)
“Off Grid”, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (CA)
“Re-Act”, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen (DK)
“Xenopolis”, Rathausgalerie München, Munich (DE)
Prague Biennale 2, Prague (CZ)
“Critical Societies”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)
“Police”, Landesgalerie Linz am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz (AT)
“It’s the only life I know”, poster project, Insertspace, Birmingham (UK)
“9th international Festival of Video/Arte/Electrónica”, Miroquesada Garland Gallery, Lima (PE)
“Next Door”, Barents Art Triennial, Kirkenes (NO)
“After the Fact”, Berlin Photography Festival, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (DE)
“From mini-FM to hacktivists: a guide to art and activism”, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth (NZ)
“Global Tour – Art, travel and beyond”, W139, Amsterdam (NL)

“fly utopia!”, Transmediale.04 – International Media Art Festival, Berlin (DE)
“Open House”, O.K – Center for Contemporary Art, Linz (AT)
“Entering EU”, Kunstenaarsinitiatief Paraplufabriek, Nijmegen (NL)
“The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere”, MASS MoCA – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (US)
“Sparwasser HQ at Platform”, Platform Garanti Contemp. Art Center, Istanbul (TR)
“Borderline cases”, Galerija SKC, Belgrade (RS)
“Health and Safety”, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk (PL)
“permanent produktiv”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)
“Emoção Art.ficial II – Divergências Tecnológicas”, Itaú Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo (BR)
“Detox 04. Crossover Jam Culture”, Sorlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand (NO)
“Instruction for Action”, Kunsthalle Wien, permanent installation at Karlsplatz, Vienna (AT)
“Double Check – Re-Framing Space in Photography”, Gallery of Contemp. Art, Celje (SI)
“There Must Be an Alternative”, Forum Stadtpark / Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)
“Minority Report: Challenging Intolerance in Contemporary Denmark”, Aarhus Festival of Contemporary Art 2004, Aarhus (DK)
“Quicksand in De Pijp”, SKOR, urban space, Amsterdam (NL)
“Phonorama. Eine Ausstellung zum Medium Stimme”, ZKM, Karlsruhe (DE)
“American Visions and Revisions”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)
“Marx Update”, Ojo Atómico, Madrid (ES)

“Banquete”, Centre of Contemporary Art Palau de la Virreina of Barcelona (ES); Conde Duque Cultural Centre, Madrid (ES)
“re: Leviathan”, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (DE)
A Space, Inner Space, Toronto (CA)
Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin (DE)
“Attack! – Art and War in the Media Age”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT)
“real* utopia”, <rotor> & Cultural Capital Graz 2003, urban space in Graz (AT)
“The bourgeois show – social structures in urban space”, Dunkers Kulturhus, urban space Helsingborg (SE)
“Wo alles wahr ist, auch das Gegenteil”, Minoriten-Galerien, Graz (AT)
“There is no Alternative”, Forde – espace d’art contemporain, Geneva (CH)
“Higher truth 2”, Büro Friedrich, Berlin (DE) Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles (US)

Film festivals and film presentations

“Non-textual Utopias”, MACBA, Barcelona (ES)
“Open Academy”, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (BE)
2nd Chambal International Film Festival, Mumbai (IN)
“The Street. Where the World is Made”, MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (IT)
8th Kyiv International Short Film Festival – KISFF, Kyiv (UA)
“Let’s organise our future!”, Biennale Warszawa, Warsaw (PL)
“Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons”, Suoja/ Shelter Festival, Helsinki (FI)

“Global Exchange”, Transmediale, Berlin (DE)
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (AT)
EMAF 2018 – European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (DE)
DFK New Wave, Kolkata (IN)
Nordic Labor Film Festival – NLFF, Malmö (SE)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (MK)
3rd Inca Imperial International Film Festival, Lima (PE)
The 2018 Brazilian International Labour Film Festival, São Paulo (BR)
CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival, Torino (IT)
2nd Buddha International Film Festival, Pune, Maharashtra (IN)
“Politics of Dissonance”, official collateral event of Manifesta 12, Palermo (IT)
BIFED 2018 International Competition, Bozcaada (TR)
Szczecin European Film Festival 2018, Szczecin (PL)
Creative Time Summit, Miami (US)
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester (UK)
Watch Docs. Human Rights in Film International Film Festival, Warsaw (PL)
1st Kaaryat International Film Festival of India, Jaipur (IN)

Document Human Rights Film Festival 2017, Glasgow (UK)
Independent Film Center UnionDocs, Brooklyn, New York (US)
Szczecin European Film Festival, Szczecin (PL)
CAMP – Center for Art on Migration Politics, Copenhagen (DK)
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (AT)
Transeuropa – A Festival of Arts, Politics and Culture, Matadero, Madrid (ES)
Dokubazaar documentary film days, Ljubljana (SI)
“Artists’ Film International”, n.b.k. Video-Forum, Berlin (DE)
“Tunnel Below / Skyjacking Above: Deconstructing the Border”, NGBK, Berlin (DE)
“Arctic Film Focus: Beyond Horizons”, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh (UK)

“Disruptive Film: Everyday Resistance to Power”, REDCAT, Los Angeles (US)
Human Rights Film Festival, Zagreb (HR)
Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo (JP)
MUMOK cinema, Vienna (AT)
“Video in Progress 6: We Are All People After All”, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)
“Utopia Productions”, RiMaflow, Trezzano sul Naviglio/ Milan (IT)
Ephemeropteræ 2016 – Sommer Performance Reihe, TBA21, Vienna (AT)
La Casa Invisible, Málaga (ES)
“Dialogues on degrowth: Good life, consumption & transformation”, Lunds Konsthall, Lund (SE)
“Between myth and fright”, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern – IVAM, Valencia (ES)
“Migration World Cinema”, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (NL)
“Decarbonized Futures: Narrating Low Carbon Societies”, Lorentz Center, Leiden (NL)

OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (ID)
Athens International Film Festival, Athens (UK)
“Beyond Horizons”, Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestival, Tromsø (NO)
“Beyond Horizons”, Atelier Nord ANX, Oslo (NO)
“Artists’ Cinema”, MSU – Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (HR)
Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Cologne (DE)
“Videos on Stage: Ruins & Wounds”, ArtInternational 2015, Istanbul (TR)
“Transnational Capitalism Examined”, Medienwerkstatt Wien, Vienna (AT)
Dunedin fringe / lower civic centre space, Dunedin (NZ)
SOLIKON, Wandelwoche und Kongress Solidarische Ökonomie & Transformation, Berlin (DE)
Platforma, Bucharest (RO)
6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (UK)

“Specters. A cinè-politics of haunting”, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (ES)
“Artist Film Premieres”, Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)
EMAF 2014 – 27th European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (DE)
“Silent University”, Le 116 – Centre d’art contemporain, Montreuil (FR)
“ZOOM 2014”, Werkstattkino, Munich (DE)
“ZOOM 2014”, Ljubljana International Short Film Festival 2014, Ljubljana (SI)
“The Occidental Accident”, One Nest stand #17, Den Haag (NL)
“Filmnacht Oliver Ressler”, Lentos Kunstmuseum / Crossing Europe, Linz (AT)
Maribor Documentary Film Festival, Maribor (SI)
Slovene Film Festival, Portorož (SI)
“Learning from… Caracas”, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal (CA)

“RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt – Radical Footage: Film and Dissent”, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham (UK)
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (AT)
“Die Stadt, die es nicht gibt”, Ludwig Forum, Aachen (DE)
IDHR Centre, Yerevan (AM)
“History Lessons”, MUMOK Kino, Vienna (AT)
10th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris (FR)
Impakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)
7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (DE)
“Die äußerliche Welt”, Top-Kino, Vienna (AT)
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE)
Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry School of Art & Design, Coventry (UK)
MM center, Student Center, Zagreb (HR)
And And And, Documenta 13, Kassel (DE)
Lanchester Gallery Projects at Coventry School of Art & Design, Coventry (UK)

“Art + Activism”, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto (CA)
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck (AT)
Moviemento-Kino, Linz (AT)
Junge Normale, Wien (AT)
Lichtblick-Kino, Berlin (DE), Vienna (AT)
Interferencia 2006, Barcelona (ES)
Teatro Teresa Carreño, Caracas (VE)
Impakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)
Labor Fest ’06, Roxie Theater, San Francisco (US)
Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana (SI)
World Social Forum India, Filmfestival program “3 Screens”, Delhi (IN)
YIDFF – Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Yamagata (JP)
Queen’s Film Theatre / Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast (UK)
Seoul International Labor Film and Video Festival, Seoul (KR)
Cinema Arsenale di Pisa, Pisa (IT)


Artists publications / books

“Oliver Ressler: Catastrophe Bonds”, Brandon Bauer (Ed.), St. Norbert College, 64 p., 2018
“Oliver Ressler: Proprietatea e furt / Property Is Theft”, MNAC Bucuresti Editura, 36 p., 2018
“Prix Thun für Kunst und Ethik, Der Preisträger 2016: Oliver Ressler”, Stämpfli Verlag, 2016
“Utopian Pulse – Flares in the Darkroom”, Ines Doujak & Oliver Ressler (Eds.), Pluto Press, 288 p., 2015
“Oliver Ressler: Cartographies of Protest”, Juan Antonio Álvarez Reyes, Marius Babias, Emanuele
Guidi, Stella Rollig (Eds.), Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 160 p., 2014
“It’s the Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory”, Gregory Sholette & Oliver Ressler (Eds.), Pluto Press & Pori Art Museum, 192 p., 2013
“A World Where Many Worlds Fit”, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, 2010
“Alternative Ökonomien, Alternative Gesellschaften“, Promedia, 232 p., 2008
“Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies”, Wyspa Institute of Art, Engl./Polish, 240 p., 2007
“Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies”, Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Engl./Serbian, 72 p., 2005
“Alternative Ökonomien, Alternative Gesellschaften”, Kurswechsel 1/2005, Ger.
“European Corrections Corporation”, Revolver – Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Ger./Engl., 2004
“Boom!”, folder, Engl., 2002
“Dienstleistung: Fluchthilfe – Border Crossing Services”, Ed. Selene, 52 p., Ger./Engl., 2002
“Nachhaltige Propaganda – Sustainable Propaganda”, Ed. Selene, 44 p., Ger./Engl., 2000
“The global 500”, Edition Selene, 112 p., Ger./Engl., 1999
“geGen-Welten: Widerstände gegen Gentechnologien”, Edition Selene, 84 p., German, 1998
“Institutionelle Rassismen”, 36 p., Ger./Engl., 1998
“Gelernte Heimat”, ed. Neue Galerie Graz, exhibition folder, German, 1996

Curated exhibitions

Art Awards (selected)

Prix Thun for Art and Ethics (CH), 2016
International\Media\Art\Award of the ZKM (1st prize; DE), 2002
Staatsstipendium für bildende Kunst (AT), 1998
Förderungspreis des Landes Steiermark für zeitgenössische bildende Kunst (1st prize; AT), 1995 Förderpreis der Salzburger Landesregierung (AT), 1995

Teaching and workshops in universities (selected)

Universität für Angewandte Kunst – Social Design, Vienna (AT), 2018
Geneva University of Art and Design, CCC Research-Based Master Programme (CH), 2017
Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Program Art and Public Space, Oslo (NO), 2017
MAPS Master of Arts in Public Sphere, Ecole cantonale d’art du Valais, Sierre (CH), 2017
Workshop Reality Research Center, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki (FI), 2013
Schule Friedl Kubelka, Klasse für künstlerische Photographie, Vienna (AT), 2013
Geneva University of Art and Design, CCC Research-Based Master Programme (CH), 2008
NABA University, Milan (IT), 2008
“Visiting artist”, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (US), 2007
Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Art de Bourges, Bourges (FR), 2007
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich (CH), 2007
Universität Lüneburg, cultural studies, Lüneburg (DE), 2000/2001

Artists Residences

MSU – Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb (HR), 2015
GeoAIR, Tbilisi (GE), 2013
Les Résidences Secondaires, Geneva (CH), 2012 – 2013
Artist-in-Residence Program at Astrid Noack’s Atelier, Copenhagen (DK), 2011
Utopiana, Yerevan (AM), 2010
“Visiting artist”, California College of the Arts, San Francisco (US), 2007
Banff-Centre for the Arts, Banff (CA), 1998

Selected other activities

Member of the program advisory board of Depot, Vienna, 1999 – 2000
Member of the program board of the Viennese Secession, 2007 – 2013
Member of the board of – Austrian Documentary Film Alliance, 2013 – 2015
Member of the advisory research group for The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, 2017 – 2018

Texts for various magazines, e.g. Springerin, Kulturrisse, sarai reader, Chto delat (What is to be done?), and Skulptur Projekte Münster 07 publication