Thursday, May 16, 2013
Oliver Ressler, born 1970, lives and works as an artist and filmmaker in Vienna, Austria, and produces exhibitions, projects in the public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. 
His projects have been in solo exhibitions at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Kunstraum at the University of Lüneburg; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; BunkierSztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow and The Cube Project Space, Taipei. Ressler has participated in more than 200 group exhibitions, including the MASSMoCA, USA; Itaú Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and at the biennials in Prague, Seville, Moscow, Taipei, Lyon and Gyumri. A retrospective of his 15 films is taking place at Centre d’ArtContemporain Genève throughout 2013.For the Taipei Biennale 2008, Ressler curated an exhibition on the anti-globalization movement,A World Where Many Worlds Fit. A traveling show on the financial crisis, It’s the Political Economy, Stupid, co-curated with Gregory Sholette, is currently on display at Pori Art Museum in Finland. Their book It’s The Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory was published by Pluto Press in 2013.
While his stay at GeoAIR residency he worked and created a film "The Plundering." Also he conducted the presentation  "Interventions in public inner-city spaces" at Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi.
Residency stay was supported by BMUKK – Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.