The Artist

Oliver Laric – 3d scanned portrait

Oliver Laric was born in 1981 in Austria and currently lives and works in Berlin.

Oliver graduated from Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien in 2007.

Oliver's interests focus on historical and contemporary ideas relating to image hierarchies. He proposes that making images in today's digitised environment challenges the traditional notion of an 'original' or authentic image.

Rather than focusing on the original or first object, Oliver explores how bootlegs, copies, remixes and edits change or question the original.

Oliver's practice takes different forms and iterations, including a series of documentary style monologues over montaged images and video clips, polyurethane casts based on damaged religious figurines, as well as other sculptures and appropriated objects which demonstrate or question the ways that images are repeated, copied and shared today.

Recent solo projects include: Version at MIT List Visual Arts Center, CAS Annual Award at Lincoln Museum, Art Statements Solo presentation at Art|43|Basel, Kopienkritik at Skulpturhalle Basel, Frieze Projects at Frieze Art Fair 2011.

Group exhibitions include: Speculations on Anonymous Materials at Fridericianum; The Dark Cube at Palais de Tokyo, Imagination adrift at Palais de Tokyo; The Imaginary Museum at Kunstverein München; Priority Moments at Herald St; Memery at Mass MoCA; The World is Flat (curated by Lauren Cornell) at X-initiative; Unmonumental at New Museum.