Contemporary art

Oliver Laric /   Oliver Laric

Austria 1981

3d Art, New Media Art

Oliver Laric
Oliver Laric
January 21, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Oliver Laric is an internet-based artist, born in 1981, in Innsbruck, Austria. He studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where he graduated in 2007.

Laric’s web-based artistic practice or net art is characterised by the manipulation and reinterpretation of existing cultural images. His work blurs boundaries between the authentic and the inauthentic, the original and its subsequent reflections and reconfigurations. He operates in a simulacral space where concepts of authorship, truth, presence, original and copy are shown to be obsolete, or at least irrelevant. This process is intimately tied to his intuitive, idiosyncratic brand of scholarship, which he presents through an ongoing series of fugue-like expository videos and further elaborates through his appropriated object works, videos, and sculptures, all of which are densely conceptually layered and often make use of recondite, technologically sophisticated methods of fabrication. Straddling the liminal spaces between the past and the present, the authentic and the inauthentic, the original and its subsequent reflections and reconfigurations, Laric’s work collapses categories and erase borders in a manner that calls into question their very existence.

He has participated in many group exhibitions as well as in numerous solo exhibition worldwide.

Laric is a co-founder of that he founded together with a group of friends in 2006. VVORK is an art blog acting as an exhibition space and, occasionally, a curatorial platform that organizes events in brick-and-mortar venues.

He currently lives and works in Berlin.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Oliver Laric (forthcoming) Secession, Vienna solo
2015Oliver Laric (forthcoming) CCA, Tel Aviv solo
2015Oliver Laric (forthcoming) Austrian Cultural Forum, London solo
2015Moment! (forthcoming) Kunstverein Goettingen group
2015Triennial: Surround Audience (forthcoming) New Museum, New Yorkgroup
2015Hybridize or Disappear (forthcoming) Museu Nacional De Arte Contemporânea Do Chiado, Lisbon group
2015All Tomorrow’s Past (forthcoming) Kunsthaus Hamburggroup
2014Oliver Laric Ar-ge kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy solo
2014Oliver Laric Tanya Leighton, Berlin solo
2014Oliver Laric: Lincoln 3D scans The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire, UK solo
2014Yuanmingyuan 3DENTRÉE, Bergen solo
2014Black Box: Oliver Laric Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC solo
2014Versions Henningsen Gallery, Copenhagen solo
2014Been Caught Stealing Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna group
2014Jerwood Encounters: TTTT Jerwood Space, London group
2014Arena Center of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu - CoCA, Torun group
2014Art Post-Internet Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing group
2014To continue. Notes towards a Sculpture Cycle. First chapter: Matter Nomas Foundation, Rome group
2014RAW 2014 Reed College, Portland group
2014Tonight, you can call me Trish LAB Gallery, Dublin group
2014Over & Over the Rainbow The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Tel Aviv group
2014A Sense of Things Zabludowicz Collection, London group
2014First Look: New Art Online The New Museum (online) group
2013Art Basel Miami Beach 5 Seventeen Gallery, London group
2013Verze FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art, Prague solo
2013Versions MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA solo
2013East Coast: Damn braces: Bless relaxes Whitechapel Gallery, London group
2013Casting a wide net Postmasters Gallery, New York City group
2013Speculations on Anonymous Materials Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel group
2013Aaa Cc Dd Ee G H Iiii J Kk Lll M Nn Oooo Rrrr U Alpineum, Produzentengalerie, Lucerne group
2013der schein | glanz, glamour, illusion Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover group
2013In God We Trust Zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw group
2013You Only Fall Twice Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry group
2013Time Machine M-ARCO, Marseille group
2013Kahtluse Varjud, Tallinna Kunstihoone Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn group
2013For My Eyes Only Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor group
2013Prada Pravda Tartu Art Museum, Noorus Gallery and Y-gallery, Tartu, Estonia group
2013Marqués par une image L’Abbaye, Annecy-le-Vieux group
2013Shadows of a Doubt Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia group
2013The Time of Our Image Kunsthalle Tallinn, Estonia group
2013Reality and Constructed Factual, Unit 2 Speedwell Works, Sheffield, UK group
2013Chambres à Part VIII: Seeing is a Fable Laurence Dreyfus – LDAC, Paris group
2013Love of Technology Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL group
2013Born This Way Monica De Cardenas, Milan group
2013A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial ICP, New York group
2013Souvenir Galerie Perrotin, Paris group
2013Berlin.Status 2 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin group
2013The Feverish Library (continued) Capitain Petzel, Berlin group
2013Analogital Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City group
2013Version Control Arnolfini, Bristol group
2013Involucion Otras Obras, Tijuana group
2013Ensemble Backlit, Nottingham group
2013Gordian Conviviality Import Projects, Berlin group
2013When Violence Becomes Decadent ACC Weimar group
2013Permutation 03.x, P!, New York group
2013Out of Memory Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York group
2012Versions Art Statements, Art|43|Basel, Basel solo
2012Oliver Laric Villa du Parc Centre d’art Contemporain, Annemasse, France group
2012Frieze New York group
2012Be Water My Friend Tanya Leighton, Berlin solo
2012Oliver Laric Martin Westwood, Peles Empire, London solo
2012Surface Tension Future Gallery, Berlin group
2012Imagine the Imaginary Palais de Tokyo, Paris group
2012The Feverish Library Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York group
2012Images of the 21st century Museum of the Image, Breda, Netherlands group
2012Panem Et Circenses Rob Tufnell at 83 Page St, London group
2012The Imaginary Museum Kunstverein München, Munich group
2012Alienate-demonstrate-edit Artspace, Auckland group
2012When Violence Becomes Decadent Freies Museum, Berlin group
2012Fourth Wall Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia group
2012Motion Seventeen Gallery, London group
2012Toward a warm math On Stellar Rays, New York group
2012Alpenrepublik Kunstraum, Innsbruck group
2012Lilliput High Line, New York group
2012Keeping up Appearances Kunstverein Wiesbaden group
2012La Loge SAKS, Geneva group
2012Surface in Volume Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy group
2012In Other Words NGBK, Berlin group
2012Game On, Re-Newing Media Art: a touring initiative Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland group
2012Net Video, Black Box Givon Art Gallery, Tel Aviv group
2012Images Rendered Bare. Vacant. Recognizable Stadium Gallery, New York group
2012A Duck, A Rabbit and A Rabbit and A Duck, London group
2012Is This Thing On? Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati group
2012Out-of-_________ Michael Benevento, Los Angeles group
2011Diamond Grill Seventeen Gallery, London solo
2011Kopienkritik Skulpturhalle Basel, Basel solo
2011?? Shanzhai Turbo Western Front, Vancouver solo
2011An Image Kaleidoscope, Milan, Italy group
2011What’s Next – The Future of the Photography Museum FOAM, Amsterdam group
2011Music for Insomniacs Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City group
2011Pentimenti Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin group
2011Priority MomentsHerald St, London group
2011Frieze Projects Frieze Art Fair, London group
2011Collect the WWWorld. The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy group
201110x10: The Feast European Culture Congress, Wroclaw, Poland group
2011Facts about the Past Extra Extra, Philadelphia group
2011Play Bach Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland group
2011Memery MASS MoCA, Massachusetts group
2011Grouped Show Tanya Leighton, Berlin group
2011Momentum The Nordic Biennial, Moss, Norway group
2011Based in Berlin Atelierhaus Monbijoupark, Berlin group
2011My War Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada group
2011The Passenger Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam group
2011The Post Internet Survival Guide Gentili Apri, Berlin group
2011Microstoria Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh group
2011You don’t love me anymore Westfallischer Kunstvereien, Munster group
2011A painting show Autocenter, Berlin group
2011USER_FRIENDLY Plateforme, Paris group
2010Aleksandra Domanovic And Oliver Laric Société, Berlin group
2010Versions Seventeen, London solo
2010Versions, Solo presentation, Frame, Frieze Art Fair, London solo
2010Versions 5 minute Museum, Eindhoven solo
2010Regionale 11 - The Forever Ending Story Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel group
2010Eli Manning Reference Art Gallery, Richmond group
2010Young Artists’ Biennial Bucharest Stirbei Palace, Bucharest group
2010My War FACT Liverpool, Liverpool group
2010My War Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg group
2010CODE Live 1 Great Northern Way Campus, Vancouver group
2010CUE: Artists’ Video Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver group
2010BYOB Bureau Friederich projectstudio, Berlin group
2010Foto 30 Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala group
2010A secret understanding Balaklava Odyssey, Sevastopol, Ukraine group
2010A secret understanding Media Depot, Lviv, Ukraine group
2010Syncopation Grimmuseum, Berlin group
2010Meer Voorkamer, Antwerp group
2010Videodrome Autocenter, Berlin group
2010Turboprops Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris group
2010Bratislava Biennale Space Gallery, Bratislava group
2010Video Dumbo New York group
2010Session_8_Video Am Nuden Da, London group
2010Surfing Club[], Basel group
2010Surfing Club Espace Gantner, Bourog group
2010Quarterly Site #4: Registers LVL3, Chicago group
2009Combination of works Pavillion 2009, Oslo solo
2009The World is Flat X-Initiative, New York group
2009New Wave – Internet Pavilion – 53rd Biennale di Venezia S.A.L.E Docks, Venice group
2009A Secret Understandin Kunsthaus Graz group
2009Once Upon a Time in the West Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorcia group
2009A combination of Works by Oliver Laric and Wojciech Kosma Pavillion 2009, Oslo group
2009Session_7_Words Am Nuden Da, London group
2009Versions Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Montevideo, Time Based Arts, Amsterdam group
2009The True Artist Helps the World by Revealing Mystic Truths Liberty Corner, Dublin group
2009Back to the Future COMA Centre for Opinions in Music and Art, Berlin group
2009AFK Sculpture Park Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin group
2009The New Easy Art News Projects, Berlin group
2009Image Search P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York group
2009Earth Not a Globe Rokeby Gallery, London group
2009Doing Boundless Platform 3, Munich group
2009In Real Life Capricious Space, New York group
2009Readymade or Not Video Gallery, New York group
2009Bad Day Emporium Gallery, Montreal group
200850 50 2008Touch My Body, Seventeen, London solo
2008| ? | ( *o*) Espace Doll, Lausanne solo
2008Montage: Unmonumental Online New Museum of Contemporary Art,New York group
2008Last Chance to see the Show Manifesta 7, Trentino group
2008The New Easy Agentur, Amsterdam group
2008Shift Festival Dreispitzareal, Basel group
2008The Steve Guttenberg Galaxy Seventeen, Wharf Road Project,London group
2008I Love the Horizon Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain Grenoble group
2008Episode 25: Activities in time and space Careof – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan group
2008Second Thoughts Hessel Museum, New York group
2008Monologs Galeria Animal, Santiago de Chile group
2008Love Design Delirium Kunstraum NOE,Vienna group
2007Ursula Blickle Video Prize Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna group
2007Becks Fusions Institute of Contemporary Art, London group
2006Character Reference Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York group