In his drawings, videos and sculpture, multimedia artist Oliver Laric employs complex technological methods of fabrication. He investigates the productive potential of the copy, the bootleg and the remix in order to examine the role they play in the creation of historic and contemporary image cultures.
Laric’s work has been the subject of many solo exhibitions, including Walking Sideways, Forum Arte Braga, Portugal (2019); New Media Series—Oliver Laric, Saint Louis Art Museum, St Louis, US (2019); 2000 Cliparts, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis (2019); Jahr des Hundes, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany (2018); Panoramafreiheit, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2017); Photoplastik, Secession, Vienna (2016); Oliver Laric: Untitled, Gund Commons, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, US (2016); Giving Away the Moulds Will Cause No Damage to His Majesty’s Casts, Austrian Cultural Forum, London (2015); and Oliver Laric: Lincoln 3D scans, The Collection, Lincolnshire, UK (2014). His work has been featured in group exhibitions such as Beethoven – World.Citizen.Music, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2019); Performing Society: The Violence of Gender, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2019); Strange Days: Memories of the Future, The Store X, London (2018); Divided We Stand, Busan Biennale, South Korea (2018); Anarchéologies, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Il Flauto Magico, Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, Italy (2016); Faisons de l’inconnu un allié, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2016); and Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016).
Laric’s work can be found in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art; Haubrok Collection, Berlin; Kadist Foundation, Paris and San Francisco; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Zabludowicz Collection, London.
He is the co-founder of the VVORK platform (www.vvork.com). He completed a residency at the Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris (2015).
Laric graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2005). Born in 1981 in Innsbruck, Austria, he currently lives and works in Berlin.
Art in the Age of Anxiety (2020)