17 - 20 March 2018
The March Meeting 2018 at
the Sharjah Art Institute, in the United Arab Emirates explores issues of resistance through consideration of organising as a primary act of and condition for artistic and cultural production. Over three days, the meeting will provide an opportunity to collectively examine practices in art, writing, film, music, performance and architecture that extend and intensify engagement with present and past knowledges of resistance. How do questions of organising enable us to conceptualise resistance as not only a practice of ‘standing against’ but also one of ongoing exchange and future planning? How might such thinking help us reassess art’s relationship to notions of authorship, agency, power and the public?
Nikolaus Gansterer was invited by curator Claire Tancons to join the MM 2018 and do first site-visits for his contribution to the upcoming Sharjah Biennial 14, which will take place in March 2019. "
Leaving the Echo Chamber", the fourteenth edition of the Sharjah Biennial, ponders the causal realities and residual qualities of this perpetual loop through the distinct voices of its three curators: Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif, Claire Tancons.

14 - 16 March 2018
In a three day meeting and conference at
Universitat Pompeu Fabra organized by the Society for Artistic Research (SAR) Nikolaus Gansterer will join a group of invited writers, artists and researchers founding the SAR-Academy in Barcelona, Spain.

9 March - 27 May 2018

How to perceive one reality through another? Deeply interested in the fundamental translational processes of human sense-making with all senses Nikolaus Gansterer questions how these immanent and situative constructions of meaning could be notated and expanded towards a radical autopoiesis: where a line of thought becomes a line on paper, turns into a line in space or a line verbalized, and then again a line articulated with the whole body or transforms into an object as a score for performing with others. In collaboration with Sophie Orlando and Katrin Ströbel and invited guests Nikolaus Gansterer will further explore the notion of con-notation. The fragile artefacts created during his research residency along with recent work of Nikolaus Gansterer will be accessible in the extensive exhibition "Con-notations" at Centre d'art of Villa Arson, in Nice, France which will open on the 9th of March 2018 together with a retrospective of work by Gianfranco Baruchello curated by Nicolas Bourriaud.


10 February 2018, 11:00 - 18:00
"ON ENCLOSED SPACES AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS II – Invisible transformations in the Anthropocene"
We live in an age in which human activity has a profound impact on our physical and ecological surroundings. Nevertheless, these transformations often go unseen – they are literally too large or small for our senses and imagination to take in, despite the fact that we have appropriate measuring instruments. How can we create stories, aesthetics, and spaces of experience to deal with this situation reflexively and critically? And in the theatre, how can we focus attention on the many non-human actors and factors that play a role? Looking for answers, David Weber-Krebs and Jeroen Peeters make a variety of hybrid artistic and theoretical interventions resonate with one another in a performative setting. A seven hour durational piece at Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium conceived by Jeroen Peeters & David Weber-Krebs with René ten Bos, Augusto Corrieri, Axel Dörner, Mette Edvardsen, Bryana Fritz, Nikolaus Gansterer, Anne Juren, Michael Marder, and Stefanie Wenner.

12 January 2018, 18:00

At the finissage of the exhibtion “ba ≠ b+a: 10 years MUSA” at MUSA museum Vienna, Austria artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer and sound-poet Jörg Piringer will stage their performance "Entwurf einer erweiterten Grammatik des Kontinuums" on Friday 12th of January 2018 at 18:00. Free admission. Curated by Franz Thalmair.

10 - 20 January 2018

The "CrossSections" project focuses on artistic research, dialogue, and production and follows an open format to reflect upon “process”. Over the course of two years (2017–2018), with the participation of 19 artists, diverse scholars and cultural workers, a range of various meetings, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and talks will be held in three cities: Vienna, Helsinki, and Stockholm. The project is continuously being shaped and developed through the accumulation of artistic input and discussions over time."CrossSections_Potentials" is the first of three exhibitions that will be shown at Kunsthalle Exnergasse,Vienna, Austria as parts of this project, in 2018.

Participating artists: Heba Y. Amin, Yane Calovski, Ramesch Daha, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Barbara Holub, Otto Karvonen, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter, Isa Rosenberger, Lina Selander, Tamsin Snow.
Curated by Basak Senova, in partnership with: Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria; iaspis; Konstfack - University of Arts and The Nordic Art Association, Stockholm; Nya Småland, Sweden; HIAP -  and University of the Arts Helsinki and Press to Exit, Skopje, Macedonia.

11 December 2017

The Doctoral Programme at Uniarts Helsinki organizes an annual artistic research meeting with a multifaceted program including talks, panel discussions, workshops, and project presentations by international researchers and artists. On Monday 11.12.2017 professor Alex Arteaga in collaboration with artist-researcher Nikolaus Gansterer will host a one day workshop on “Practices of notation – Practices of reflection”. This workshop introduces a methodical framework for inquiry into notational practices and their reflection. The workshop is accompanied by a public discussion at Exhibition Laboratory gallery in Helsinki, Finland.

1 December 2017 – 28 February 2018

"CON-NOTATIONS - research residency"
During his research residency at Villa Arson, in Nice, France, Nikolaus Gansterer plans to develop a series of works that explore processes of perception and cognition where in-scription and trans-scription fuse with drawing and writing that stage the unfolding of embodied diagrams. In his diagrams both the role of the other and the surrounding environment as a co-constitutive ecology and omnipresent field of forces are core to his spatiotemporal mappings, in which "practices of con-notation" are performed and rendered tangible. Therefore, Gansterer will collaborate with a group of invited guests to further explore the notion of con-notation. Deeply interested in these fundamental translational processes of human sense-making with all senses Gansterer questions how these immanent and situative constructions of meaning could be expanded towards a radical autopoiesis: where a line of thought becomes a line on paper, turns into a line in space or a line verbalized, and then again a line articulated with the whole body or transforms into an object as a score for performing with others. Invited by Katrin Ströbel and Sophie Orlando.

The fragile artefacts created during the research residency will all be well documented and made accessible to the public in various formats, namely in an extensive exhibition at Centre d'art of Villa Arson, which will open together with a retrospective of work by Gianfranco Baruchello curated by Nicolas Bourriaud on the 9th of March, 2018 (running till 27th of  May 2018.)

1 December 2017, 19:00


The solo performance "Thinking Matters Other Others. A Translecture "by Nikolaus Gansterer will be presented in the framework of the 20 year anniversary of the performance art festival BONES at Schlachthaus theatre, Bern, Switzerland. Curated by Sibylle Omlin and Christiane Krejs. On Thursday  30.11.2017, 12 – 13 Uhr Nikolaus Gansterer will give an artist talk “Performance for Lunch” in relation to an art work exhibited in the ongoing presentation "The Show Must Go On" moderated by Sibylle Omlin and Kathleen Böhler, curator for contemporary art, at Kunstmuseum Bern.

29 November – 16 December 2017
On 28.11.2017 at 7pm, the jubilee exhibition at Kunstverein Das weisse Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria will open with a selection of artists from the last ten years, together with works of art that can be acquired. Iris Andraschek, Bella Angora, Maria Anwander, Alfredo Barsuglia, Alexandra Baumgartner, Anna Maria Bogner, Pablo Chiereghin, Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Judith Fegerl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Aldo Giannotti, Hanakam & Schuller, Michael Heindl, Juliana Herrero, Lukas Hochrieder, Bernhard Hosa, Michael Kargl, Birgit Knoechl, Simona Koch, Ulrike Königshofer, Nika Kupyrova, Marianne Lang, Claudia Larcher, Tatiana Lecomte, Roberta Lima, Lukas Marxt, Max Mertens, Michail Michailov, Julian Palacz, Fabian Patzak, Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel, Roman Pfeffer, Wendelin Pressl, Ulla Rauter, Thomas Riess, Corinne L. Rusch, Liddy Scheffknecht, Kamen Stoyanov, Samuel Schaab, Viktoria Schmid, Miae Son, Katharina Swoboda, Sophie Thun, Kata Tranker, Kay Walkowiak, Nicole Weniger, Julia Willms, Anita Witek.

23 November 2017, 18:00


Screening of Nikolaus Gansterers drawn animation film "Figuring Vitality" which won in the category "Best Austrian experimental animation film 2017" at the Austrian Animation Film Festival at Filmcasino Vienna. Curated by Sabine Groschup, Adnan Popovic and Thomas Renoldner.

18 November – 15 December 2017
Gesture, Trace and Performance stages a constellation of some of the most thought provoking contemporary works developed through artistic research, inquiring into collective notions of memory, time and space. The exhibition at the UCA, Herbert Read Gallery, in Canterbury, UK is organised around three thematics: disappearance, masks, and becoming.  ‘Disappearance’ focuses on the ephemerality of recorded memory via sound or image;  ‘masks' expresses a presence that is invisible yet substantive, thinkable through touch; and  ‘becoming' concerns the mediation between bodily drawings and the cohabitation in holding a certain space through limited time. ‘Gesture, Trace and Performance’ presents multidisciplinary art works by Leah Fusco, Robert Luzar, Wiebke Leister, Anastasios Logothetis, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with Erin Manning. Curated by Azadeh Fatehrad.

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