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Oliver Ressler & Gregor Sholette

Oliver Ressler (born in Austria) produces exhibitions, projects in the public space and films, which blur the boundaries between art and activism. His projects have been exhibited in solo-exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade; Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, Germany; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid and in Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt. Ressler participated in more than 200 group exhibitions, including the MASS MoCA – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA; Itaucultural Institute, Sao Paulo; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL and in the biennials in Prague, 2005; Seville, 2006; Moscow, 2007; Taipei, 2008 and Lyon, 2009. For the Taipei Biennial 2008 Ressler curated an exhibition on the counter-globalization movement, “A World Where Many Worlds Fit”, which was also shown at Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Canada in 2010.

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988), and REPOhistory (1989-2000). His recent publications include Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto Press, 2011); Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945 (with Blake Stimson); and The Interventionists: A Users Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life (with Nato Thompson). He is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Queens College: City University of New York (CUNY).



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