Oliver Laric (Innsbruck, 1981) is a multimedia artist who, through sculpture and video, explores themes such as metamorphosis, hybridization, authenticity, and reproducibility. He is one of the first artists to manipulate YouTube contents. In his very short videos he combines typical aspects of the digital world, exploiting the potential of the platform and using it not only as an archive to extrapolate images, but also as a place of exposition and free diffusion of his works, generating a short circuit between the art world and popular culture.
I am interested in moving towards uncertainty.
My work offers attempts to reinscribe or open up the material I’m looking at and make it less categorical.
I feel more comfortable with the idea of objectivity
—or even authenticity—when it’s not bound
to a single reality or single narrative.
Interview with Oliver Laric, Kristian Vistrup Madsen, Artforum, February 26th 2018
Recent solo shows: 2021 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; OCAT, Shanghai; S.M.A.K Ghent; 2019 Forum Arte Braga; St. Louis Art Museum Missouri; 2018 Braunschweiger Kunstverein; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; Metro Pictures, New York.
He has also participated in group exhibitions at: Mudam, Luxembourg (2021); Sharjah Art Foundation (2020); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2019); ICA, Boston (2018).
He took part in: Triennale Beaufort (2021), Seoul Mediacity Biennale (2021), Yerevan Biennial (2021); Guangzhou Triennial 2018; Sao Paulo Biennial 2018; Liverpool Biennial 2016 and New Museum Triennial 2015.
Friday November 12 Oliver Laric will be in conversation with the curator and art historian Valentina Tanni, author of Memestetica. Il settembre eterno dell’arte (Nero, 2020), whose research is focused on the relationship between art and technology, with particular attention to web cultures.
The focus on Oliver Laric is supported by Forum Austriaco di Cultura Roma
Thursday Nov 11, 9:00 pm
Cinema La Compagnia
2012, 6’ 17’’