Oliver Ressler, born 1970 in Knittelfeld, Austria analyzes and critiques power relations in contemporary society. Several of his works focus on forms of resistance found in the so-called counter-globalization movement and in the emerging social movements that critique the response of states and corporations to climate change. His work constantly blurs boundaries between art and activism. Ressler’s ongoing project Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies was shown at twenty-one different venues, including at Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (2005), Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul (2005), Kunstraum Lueneburg, Germany (2004); and Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana (2003). He has also worked on numerous collaborations, such as Boom! with David Thorne, which focuses on the central contradictions of globalized capitalism, European Corrections Corporation with Martin Krenn, which centers on the phenomenon of prison privatization, and What Would It Mean To Win? with Zanny Begg, which highlights the protests against the 33rd G8-summit in Heiligendamm, Germany. Ressler has participated in more than 150 exhibitions, including the biennials in Taipei (2008); Moscow (2007); Seville (2006); and Prague (2005). Healso curated the exhibition A World Where Many Worlds Fit on the counter-globalization movement,which was a part of the Taipei Biennale (2008).
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