20 - 22 May 2014
Artista Como consists of public presentations at Pivo Gallery space in Sao Paulo, Brasil, promoting discussion on contemporary art practices that develop through theoretical, performative and relational experiments. The project brings together artists who use different discursive methods (lecture, roundtable, commentary and concert) as ways to expand the artistic activity. With contributions by Leandro Nerefuh, Gaeoudij Parl, Ana Laura Lopez, Raimond Chaves, Keroøàcidu Suäväk, Nikolaus Gansterer, Rafael Rg & Livia Piccolo, Pedro Marighella, Fabi Borges, Jorge Menna Barreto, Cristiano Lenhardt, Caetano Carvalho, Beto Shwafaty, Daniela Castro. Organized by Metropole Projetos.

20 April - 1 May 2014

"TRACES OF SPACES" – Research trip to Iceland visiting artist Simona Koch at Skatfell - Center For Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður.

11 - 18 April 2014

"Beyond the Line" is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration involving artist-writer Emma Cocker, artist Nikolaus Gansterer and choreographer Mariella Greil, for exploring the points of slippage as the practices of drawing, dance and writing enter into dialogue, overlap and collide. After a first intensive work block at the TTP spaces / WUK, in Vienna in December 2013 Cocker, Gansterer and Greil will inhabit the Bonington Gallery, in Nottingham / UK as an experimental ‘method laboratory’ for staging an encounter between choreography, drawing and writing; between body, mark and text.


6 April 2014, 18:00


Sound performance with The Vegetable Orchestra live at the Festival Printemps des Arts, at Salle Garnier, in Monaco.


26 March - 30 March 2014

Presentation of work by Nikolaus Gansterer amongst others represented by Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch at Drawing Now - Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris, France.


26 March - 29 March 2014


Following Alfred N. Whitehead and Robert Musil the act of speculation can be conceived as an act of throwing a fishing line: The one who speculates envisages, projects a target and connects the act of imagining with an operation. It is an embodied sequence of estimation that is enacted by throwing the line. During the three day event we want to concentrate on the lure/the bait of this operation. We will shift our attention from the however daring, humble, risky act of speculation to something that has a complicated choreography and feedback-logic: the lure that is meant to attract the target.

A dense artistic-theoretical parcours on the choreographies of the speculative at Tanzquartier Wien with contributions amongst others by Nika Arhar, BADco, Paula Caspão, Katja Cicigoj, Bojana Cvejic, Vinciane Despret, Begüm Erciyas, Marino Formenti, Nikolaus Gansterer, Maximilian Haas, Michael Halewood, Karin Harrasser, Janez Janša, Aino Korvensyrjä, Bernd Kräftner, Tomislav Medak, Anna Mendelssohn, Sibylle Peters, Nikolina Pristaš, Saška Rakev, Martina Ruhsam, Sarah Sander, Katrin Solhdju, Zrinka Užbinec, David Weber-Krebs, Jasmina Založnik. Nikolaus Gansterer will perform on Saturday 29th of March, 12:00 - 20:30 at TQW/Halle G at Vier Dialoge mit Lockvögeln. Curated by Sandra Noeth, Karin Harasser and Alexander Martos.

24 March – 4 May 2014


A group exhibition showcasing art work where the artistic process of development becomes a crucial element of the piece itself will open on Sunday 23rd of March 2014. With Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with violonist Annelie Gahl, Laura McLardy, Antonio Pauca, Madeline Stillwell at Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany. Curated by Kordula Fritze-Srbic.


17 + 18 March 2014, 17:30


Two performances in public space (along Favoritenstrasse in Vienna) on the topic of a basic income ("Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen") initiated by Sabina Holzer in collaboration with Mariella Greil and a choreo-graphic translation by Nikolaus Gansterer in the frame work of the dance festival Imagetanz, Vienna. Curated by Katalin Erdödi.

Basic Income Dance (Grundeinkommenstanz) is dedicated to a resource-oriented, sustainable redistribution of income and wealth. Everybody is welcome to contribute with gestures, ideas or thoughts. It is not a political demonstration, but rather a festive assembly that pleads for and celebrates open spaces, interpersonal relationships and a new progressive system of values. It questions what radical changes introducing basic income would entail for the society. In preparation of the performances 3 workshops/meetings, are organized where questions and visions about unconditional basic income will be discussed.

Please download the basic income map/score here!


10 March - 14 March 2014


Scores are translations. They transform one thought into another. They are also invitations to understand and interpret one reality through another. In a five day public workshop at a.pass (Center for advanced performance and scenography studies) in Brussels, Belgium Nikolaus Gansterer will collaboratively explore with the participants the complex relationship between drawing, writing and movement. Invited by Lilia Mestre.

7 March – 4 May 2014
The internationally traveling exhibition on the notion of drawing will open at the Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, in Austria on the 7th of March presenting works by Agostino Arrivabene, Lucie Beppler, Geoff Chadsey, Andrea Fogli, Nikolaus Gansterer, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Waqas Khan, Franz Mölk, Danica Phelps, Christian Schwarzwald, Paul Thuile, Sandra Vasquez dela Horra, Maya Zack, Michael Ziegler, Ralf Ziervogel. Curated by Peter Weiermair.


28 February – 19 March 2014

"THE ART OF BOMBING – New performative drawing"

On Friday, 28 February, 19h opening of the exhibition The Art of Bombing – New performative drawing at P74 Gallery, in Ljubljana Slovenia with works by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker, Anja Jelovšek, Darinka Pop-Mitič and Veli&Amos. Curated by Tadej Pogačar.


23 January - 27  January 2014


Presentation of work by Nikolaus Gansterer and Donato Piccolo represented by Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch at Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy.


18 + 19 January 2014

I will participate in two sound performances of The Vegetable Orchestra live at the Auditorium Jean Moulin, in Le Thor and at Le Florida, in Agen, France. Check out the complete tour list here.


18 January – 15 February 2014


The exhibition showcasing new drawings, installations and animations by Katja Davar and Nikolaus Gansterer will be opening on Friday 17th of January 2014 at KunstWerk Koeln, Cologne, in Germany. Curated by Astrid Wege and Ilka Becker.


10 January 2014


Anette Baldauf and Nikolaus Gansterer will give a talk and workshop at the PhD program for artisc research at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. Invited by Andre Zogholy.


1 January 2014 – 31 December 2016


The interdisciplinary research project “CHOREO–GRAPHIC FIGURES. Deviations from the Line”, led by artist Nikolaus Gansterer (Austria/Vienna) in collaboration with choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil (Austria/Vienna) and artist-writer Emma Cocker (UK/Nottingham), in dialogue with a team of international critical interlocutors was approved funded by the FWF PEEK research grant of Austria. With ‘arts-based research’ at its heart, this research project stages an inter-subjective encounter between drawing (Gansterer), choreography (Greil) and writing (Cocker) in order to a) investigate those forms of ‘thinking-feeling-knowing’ produced through collaborative, interdisciplinary exchange, ‘between the lines’ of drawing, dance and writing, b) explore the performativity of notation (figures of thought, speech and movement) for articulating and making tangible this enquiry, c) contribute new knowledge and understanding to debates about the specificity of artistic enquiry and expanded practices of drawing, dance and writing.The project explores the nature of ‘thinking-in-action’ or ‘figures of thought’ produced as the practices of drawing, choreography and writing enter into dialogue, overlap and collide. Through processes of reciprocal exchange, dialogue and negotiation between the key researchers, "CHOREO–GRAPHIC FIGURES. Deviations from the Line" will interrogate the interstitial processes, practices and knowledge(s) produced in the ‘deviation’ for example, from page to performance, from word to mark, from line to action, from modes of flat image making towards transformational embodied encounters.


2  - 7 December 2013

"Beyond the Line" is an international, interdisciplinary collaboration involving artist-writer Emma Cocker, artist Nikolaus Gansterer (Vienna) and choreographer Mariella Greil (Vienna), for exploring the points of slippage as the practices of drawing, dance and writing enter into dialogue, overlap and collide. Cocker, Gansterer and Greil will inhabit the TTP space in WUK, Vienna /Austria as an experimental ‘method laboratory’ for staging an encounter between choreography, drawing and writing; between body, mark and text. A second part of the project will follow in April 2014 at the Bonington gallery in Nottingham / UK.


23 November 2013, 13:00 - 18:00

In the framework of the Vienna Art Week selected artists will open their studios to an interested public. With a guided tour through the Prater Bildhauerateliers at 11 am by curator Ursula-Maria Probst.

16 Nov 2013 – 30 March 2014
The comprehensive exhibition “My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process” redefines the notion of drawing as thinking process in the arts and the sciences alike. The power of drawing and its ability to affect our perception and the design of theories derives directly from this dual nature between mark making and agency. This fundamental insight into the inevitable relation of drawing and thinking stands in close dialogue with the exhibition "The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking", concurrently on view at Cranbrook Art Museum. Both exhibitions are curated by independent curator Nina Samuel. Opening reception on the 15th of November 2013 at Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA.

10 Nov – 15 Dec 2013
An internationally traveling exhibition on the notion of drawing will debut at the Blickle Foundation, in Germany on the 9th of November presenting works by Agostino Arrivabene, Lucie Beppler, Geoff Chadsey, Andrea Fogli, Nikolaus Gansterer, Avish Khebrehzadeh, Waqas Khan, Franz Mölk, Danica Phelps, Christian Schwarzwald, Paul Thuile, Sandra Vasquez dela Horra, Maya Zack, Michael Ziegler, Ralf Ziervogel. Curated by Peter Weiermair.


7 - 10 Nov 2013


Presentation of work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Jorinde Voigt, Donato Piccolo represented by Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch at Artissima, Yellow Hall, Stand 12, Torino, Italy.


2 Nov 2013
Sound performance with The Vegetable Orchestra live at Volkstheater, in the framework of TEDx Unlimited, Vienna.


23 Oct 2013, 19:00
Opening night of the social action memorial project The Vienna Project at Odeon Theatre, Vienna with a dense program of speeches, performances and later on in the evening at the "Parcours des Erinnerns" with projections along the Danube Canal. Nikolaus Gansterer develps a intricate Memory Map which will be accessible via the Vienna Project-app programed by the CSS team. The memorial project was initiated by Karen Frostig, developped in close collaboration with the University of Applied Arts Vienna and will result in various manifestations within Vienna till May 2014.


23 Oct 2013, 20:00


Sound performance with The Vegetable Orchestra live at Theater Akzent, Vienna.


5 Oct 2013, 18:00
Launch of the new art magazine Casopis X on drawing at the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia. With artist talks by Jiri Franta & David Boehm, Nikolaus Gansterer and a concert by Fero Kiraly. Curated by Slavomira Ondruova & Milan Vagae.


29 Sept – 1 Dec 2013

Presentation of work by Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with Emma Cocker amongst others at AGORA of the 4th Athens Biennale at the building of the former Athens Stock Exchange, Greece.


23 Sept – 28 Nov 2013


Opening of a solo show by Nikolaus Gansterer at Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, in Rome, Italy.


26 July 2013

Sound performance with The Vegetable Orchestra live at Radialsystem, Berlin.


19 July 2013, 17:00

A special guided tour with Karin Harrasser in conversation with Nikolaus Gansterer through the exhibition "When Thought becomes Matter and Matter turns into Thought" at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna.


17 July – 13 October 2013

A comprehensive exhibition is accompanying the megalomanic theatre project "Wagnerdämmerung" by Paulus Manker in the building of the former Post- & Telegrafenamt, 1010 Vienna, Austria. With art interventions by Erwin Wurm, Karlheinz Essl, Hermann Nitsch, Klaus Pobitzer, Ona B, Hans Hollein, Michael Kienzer, Christian Eisenberger, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mara Mattuschka, Deborah Sengl, Peter Sandbichler, Ronald Kodritsch, Martin Schnur and many more.


12 + 13 July 2013
A dense performance weekend on the bet, its meaning and its potential ("Wette – eine Untersuchung über Zweifel, Kontingenz und Sinn in Ökonomie und Gesellschaft") at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art and the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. With contributions by artists, performers and theoreticians: Elena Esposito and Pieter de Buysser in collaboration with Nikolaus Gansterer, Saskia Sassen & Richard Sennett, Forced Entertainment, Santiago Sierra, Johannes Kreidler, Reactor, Michael Portnoy, William Forsythe, Hadley+Maxwell, Cally Spooner, Jochen Dehn, Daniel Tyradellis, and many more.


11 July – 31 August 2013
A group show parallel to the Bregenzer Festspiele on processes of re-/transformation in contemporary art at Hospiz Galerie Bregenz with work by Thomas Feuerstein, Nikolaus Gansterer, Claudia Maerzendorfer, Herwig Weiser und Stephanie Winter. Curated by Andreas Krištof & Juliane Feldhoffer /section a.


02 July 2013, 17:30

A guided tour through the exhibition at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich Vienna, "When Thought becomes Matter and Matter turns into Thought" by Nikolaus Gansterer.


 25 June – 14 July 2013

"derdiedas ATLAS usw"

Presentation of a new publication edited by Ferdinand Schmatz and Nikolaus Gansterer with contributions by students of the Institut fuer Sprachkunst and transmediale Kunst of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna at the Essence show at the Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria.

22 + 23 June, 2013


A conference and exhibition on the notion of expanded drawing at the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart with with Judith Dobler, Jan-Philipp Frühsorge, Nikolaus Gansterer, Reinhard Ermen (Zeichnen zur Zeit, Kunstforum International), Alexandre Leger (Roven, revue critique sur le dessin contemporain) Claude Heath, Björn Hegardt (Fukt - Magazine for contemporary Drawing), Bettina Munk (Lines Fiction), Peter Radelfinger and Heike Weber. Co-organized by  Katrin Stroebel and the Linienscharen Kollektiv.


19 June 2013, 19:00

A public performance lecture with Gerhard Dirmoser, Axel Stockburger and further guests at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich Vienna, part of the solo exhibition "When Thought becomes Matter and Matter turns into Thought" by Nikolaus Gansterer.


10 – 15 June, 2013


Presentation of work by Sergio Breviario, Maya Zack, Nikolaus Gansterer represented by Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch at Volta, Dreispitzhalle, Basel, Switzerland.


10 – 14 June, 2013


A public workshop by Nikolaus Gansterer exploring multiple and shared authorships to reflect on diverse cultural practices, identities and authenticities at a.pass – Centre for advanced performance and scenography studies, Brussels. Initiated by Lilia Mestre, Bains Connective.


10 June 2013
Release of a new publication on the exhibition "Schaubilder" with contributions by Nicolas Bourquin, Ruth Buchanan, Gerhard Dirmoser, Nikolaus Gansterer, Philipp Hamann, Luis Jacob, Eva Kotátková, Susanne Leeb, Michael Najjar, Alexandre Singh, Marcus Steinweg, Niloufar Tajeri, Thomas Thiel, Jorinde Voigt, Kirsten Wagner. Edited by Thomas Thiel and co-published by Sternberg Press and Bielefelder Kunstverein.

9 June, 2013, 15:00

Discussion round by Philipp Ekardt, Petra Gehring, Karin Harrasser with live diagrams by Nikolaus Gansterer at the Secession, Vienna part of the project by Hannah Hurtzig in the framework of the exhibition "Unruhe der Form, Wiener Festwochen.

8 June, 2013

A soundperformance  by The Vegetable Orchestra at the Institute for Botany, University Innsbruck, Austria.

7 June, 2013

Opening of the Festival der Regionen with a live concert by The Vegetable Orchestra in Eferding, Austria.

6 June – 27 July 2013


On the 6th of June opening of a solo show by Nikolaus Gansterer at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria. Introduction by Andreas Spiegl und Christiane Krejs.


10 May, 2013, 18:30

"DRAFTS – PHASE III at The Drawing Center/ New York"

Activating The Drawing Center's newly inaugurated Lab gallery as a site for innovative considerations of drawing, Drafts, a series of curated public programs organized by Kaegan Sparks, encourages speculative tangents from images in a variety of creative practices: Phase III – "Information Transmission (Bodies of Evidence)" is based on nine images from the Reanimation Library's archive selected by artist Nikolaus Gansterer. 

The program will include a performance organized by Cally Spooner and a collaborative presentation by Avi Alpert, Mashinka Firunts, and Daniel Snelson. Read the conversation with Nova Benway about the generative potential of diagrams and figures of thought ...


17 April 2013, 18:30

"SCHNITTSTELLE": Artist lecture at the University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria.


16 April – 02 Sept 2013
"THE VIENNA MODEL – Housing For The 21st Century City"
This exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents a survey of the unique public housing design in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The exhibition will also feature a responsive series of images of artworks by Alfredo Jaar, Ulrike Lienbacher, Sofie Thorsen, Bitter & Weber, Michael Zinganel, as well as urban projects such as add-on and Kunstgastgeber Gemeindebau (Gerald Straub featuring work by Nicolas Jasmin and Nikolaus Gansterer) expanding the architectural and urban discussion into a cultural discourse. The exhibition will highlight these projects for an American audience as it debuts in New York and tours Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., before returning to Vienna from 2013 to 2014. Architectural Curators: Wolfgang Förster & William Menking. Art projects curators: Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber.


5 – 14 April 2013

A curated group and sales show to source income for the program of the Kunstverein Das Weisse Haus in Vienna, Austria.


28 March – 17 April 2013


A group show on errors, mistakes and mistranslations constructing language at the NOTE ON gallery space in Berlin. With work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Sarah Elliott, Kevin Clancy, Beyza Boyacioglu, Jose Andres Mora, Patricia Reed. Curated by Yulia Startsev.

23 – 29 March 2013

On 23 March 2013, from 2 pm on a day of artist presentations at La Cambre with Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Ligna, Christina Kubisch, Felicity Ford + Valeria Merlini, Roberta Gigante, Nikolaus Gansterer, Christoph Fink, Udo Noll and Will Schrimshaw. This will be followed by a collaborative workshop week and presentations together with Sint Lucas Architectuur, Erasmus Hogeschool RITS/Radio, Sint Lukas Transmedia, a.pass and La Cambre in the framework of Tuned City Brussels, Belgium. Organized by Julia Eckhardt & Ann Goossens (Q-O2), Raviv Ganchrow & Carsten Stabenow (tuned city).

20 March – 9 June 2013


On the 19 March at 19:00 opening of a spatial intervention by Nikolaus Gansterer at »enter: Raum für Kunst«, KunstQuartier Salzburg with an introduction by Gerbert Schwaighofer and an artist talk. Curated by Florian Bettel.

9 – 19 February 2013


A group show at the gallery of the Lalit Kala Akademi in New Dehli / India with works by Martin Arnold, Judith Eisler, Nikolaus Gansterer, Margarete Jahrmann, Johanna Kandl, Willi Kopf, Brigitte Kowanz, Kozek Hörlonski, Martin Kusch, Max Moswitzer, Niki Passath, Renate Quehenberger, Gabriele Rothemann, Romana Scheffknecht, Ruth Schnell, Franz Schubert, Herwig Steiner, Jan Svenungsson, Nita Tandon, Rini Tandon, Peter Weibel, Virgil Widrich. Curated by Peter Weibel.

23 –  26 Jannuary 2013


An interdisciplinary symposium on strategies in art, cartography, social science and visualization in reference to Neurath at the Vienna Künstlerhaus.

12 December 2012 – 17 February 2013


The comprehensive exhibition "Zeitlose Zeichen" shows contemporary art production in reference to the philosopher Otto Neurath at the Vienna Künstlerhaus. With Michael Bielicky, Kamilla Richter, Anthony Burrill, Bernhard Cella, Ilse Chlan, Erdal Duman, Harun Farocki, Hazem El Mestikawy, Nikolaus Gansterer, Wilfried Gerstel, Christoph Hinterhuber, Christian Hutzinger, Martin Kaltenbrunner, Günter Geiger, Marcos Alonso, Sergi Jordà, KarlHeinz Klopf, Matthias Klos, Lena Knilli, Clemens Kogler, Karo Szmit, Richard Kriesche, Alexander Lehmann, Gert Linke, Stano Masár, Kollektiv migrantas, open3.at, Bernd Oppl, Olaf Osten, Hermann Painitz, Waltraud Palme, Richtex, Rodolfo Peraza, Philippe Rekacewicz, Andrea Ressi, Christian Rupp, Sito Schwarzenberger, Société Réaliste, Roman Týc, Niko Wahl, Michael Wegerer, Peter Weibel, Jun Yang. Curated by Maria Holter and Barbara Hoeller.

30 November 2012, 10:00

Opening of the new court building in Korneuburg/Vienna with permanent architectural interventions by Nikolaus Gansterer and Hans Schabus.


24 November 2012, 12:00 - 17:00

In the framework of the Vienna Art Week selected artists will open their studios to an interested public.

23 November 2012, 19:00


Artists sign their artists books for collectors and book lovers at the Salon fuer Kunstbuch at the Museum "21er Haus", Arsenalstrasse1, 1030 Vienna. Organized by Bernhard Celle.


17 Nov 2012 – 24 Feb 2013


The publication "Dawing a Hypothesis" will be shown in the framework of the exhibition "World Book Design 2011/12", at the Printing Museum,  P&P Gallery, Toppan Koishikawa Bil. Suido 1-3-3, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan


9 November 2012 - 27 January 2013

A thematic group exhibition following an approach from the study of imagery and enquiring into this development’s current effects on art’s worlds of imagery. With Ruth Buchanan, Gerhard Dirmoser, Philipp Hamann, Nikolaus Gansterer, Luis Jacob, Eva Kotátková, Michael Najjar, Alexandre Singh, Marcus Steinweg, Jorinde Voigt at Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany.

6 November 2012, 18:00
Opening of the architectural intervention Wechselschattenspeicher by Nikolaus Gansterer, and a group exhibition with works by Clemens Denk, Ingrid Niedermayr, Alois Mosbacher, Martin Schnur, Karin Frank at the NV Art Foundation, St. Poelten, Austria.

29 Oct., 30 Oct., 1 Nov. 2012

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at the Philharmonic Society, in Tyumen and Perm and at the International House of Music, Moscow, Russia.


17 Oct 2012, 00:08 - 00:59


Nikolaus Gansterer live guest at the Oe1 talkradio Nachtquartier in conversation with Hans Groiss about drawing diagrams, riding overland to Japan, the sound of vegetables and other recent projects. Please tune in!


12 October 2012


Opening of the exhibition at the Southwest Jiao Tong University in Chengdu/China with works by Katharina Struber, Katrin Cebul, Claudia-Maria Luenig, Ursula Janig, Prinzgau/Podgorschek, Anna Stangl, Felix Malnig, Ingo Nussbaumer, Michael Höpfner, Sylvia Eckermann, Severin Hofmann, G.R.A.M., Aglaia Konrad, Sylvia Winkler/Stephan Köperl, Achim Stiermann, Ralo Mayer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Matthias Meinharter, Katrin Plavcak, Florian Schmeiser, Axel Stockburger, Lisa Meixner, Marlene Haderer, Sophie Dvořák, Elisabeth Grübl, Catrin Bolt. Organised by Olga Okunev/Bmukk and Prinzgau/Podgorschek.

10 October, 16:00

Opening of the artistic interventions by Nikolaus Gansterer, Michael Hieslmair/ Thomas Wolkinger, Nicolas Jasmin, Annja Krautgasser, Sonja Leimer, Lazar Lyutakov, Gerald Nestler, Julia Rosenberger, Ruby Sircar, Evamaria Trischak, ubermorgen.com in and around Reumannhof, in 1050 Vienna. Curated by Gerald Straub and funded by KÖR.


6 October 2012, 19:00

Groupshow from 6 Oct–30 Nov 2012  on sound, art and music with John Cage, Ricarda Denzer, Christian Egger, Judith Feger, Thomas Feuerstein, Nikolaus Gansterer, Marcus Geiger, Franz Graf, Michael Gumhold, Anna Jermolaewa, Bernhard Leitner, Catherine Lorent, Constantin Luser,  Albert Mayr, Johann Neumeister, Franz Pomassl, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Hans Weigand, Herwig Weiser feat. Phillip Quehenberger, Ulrich Wulff at Kunstraum Sellemond, Ankerbrotfabrik, Vienna. Curated by Stefan Bidner.


5 + 6 October, 2012


Soundperformances with the Vegetable Orchestra at the Faithful festival at Berghain, Berlin and at Lagerhalle, Osnabrueck, in Germany.

25 September, 19:00
Opening of an exhibition on urban orient-ation with work by Christoph Euler, Irene Lucas, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Gangart, Nikolaus Gansterer, Korinna Lindinger&Karla Spiluttini, Constantin Luser, Sigrid Kurz, Natalija Ribovic, Tatia Skhirtladze, Gabi Wagner, Stefanie Wuschitz, Cem Yücetas and a panel discussion with Kinda Alsayed, Gudrun Harrer, Stefan Maier, Christian Reder. Moderated by Simonetta Ferfoglia.

20 September 2012


Book launch of the publication project "Drawing a Hypothesis" with a performance lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker at Lehrerzimmer/ PROGR, Bern, Switzerland.


08 Sept 2012, 20:30
MediaOpera from sunset to sunrise - a night of video and performance - in the Rinderhalle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. With a performance by Jeannette Groenendaal, a theoretical reflection by Andreas Spiegl and video works by Nikolaus Gansterer & Emma Cocker, Ana Hoffner, Lisa Kortchak, Jack Hauser, Annja Krautgasser, Machfeld, Martina Tritthart, Oliver Hangl, Billy Roisz, Frans Poelstra, Sabine Marte, Kozek herlonski & Sir Meisi and many others. Organized by Anat Stainberg & Daniel Aschwanden.


7 - 8 Sept 2012, 23:03 - 02:00


A special radio feature on the occasion of John Cage's birthday with live performances and interviews about music, sound and transacoustic research at the ORF Radiokulturhaus: With Nikolaus Gansterer, Jörg Piringer, Matthias Meinharter, Ernst Reitermaier, Bob Kaiser and guests moderated by Susanna Niedermayr. Tune in via live stream on Oe1!

21 June - 11 August 2012


Opening of the 10 years anniversary show at Wittmann showroom Vienna with work by Markus Schinwald, Krüger&Pardeller, Christian Hutzinger,
 Constantin Luser, David Moises, Adriana Czernin, Manuela Mark, Gerhard Treml, Klaus Mosettig, Judith Fegerl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Marlene Hausegger, Alfredo Barsuglia, Anna Schreger. Curated by section. a.


16 May 2012


Launch of the Melbourne-based contemporary art journal Discipline edited by Nick Croggon and Helen Hughes with a special edited section by Maria Fusco (featuring ao. Moira Roth and Nikolaus Gansterer, John Berger, Yve Lomax, ...).


13 April - 12 May 2012


Opening event on the 13 April 2012: Lecture Performance 'Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis' with Emma Cocker and Nikolaus Gansterer. Artists: Rossella Biscotti, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nikolaus Gansterer, Toril Johannessen, Pilvi Takala, Haegue Yang, Gernot Wieland. Curated by Margit Neuhold and Fatos Ustek at Forum Stadtpark Graz, Austria.


1 February - 31 July 2012


As a part of my research grant in Tokyo I am currently working on a film/script on the cultural convergencies between East and West and the shifting states of inbetweeness ...


16 + 22 March 2012


The publication "Drawing a Hypothesis" won the bronze medal at the annual book design competition “Best Books from all over the World”. The ceremony will take place on the 16th of March at the Leipzig book fair, G 600 in hall 3, Leipzig, Germany. The publication was also nominated for the 15 most beautiful books of Austria 2011. The ceremony will take place on the 22nd of March at the Radiokulturhaus, Vienna, Austria.


16 - 18 February 2012


Presentation of work plus a workshop on figures of thought with researchers at the settlement initiated by Vladimir Miller at apass, Brussels, Belgium.

2 February 2012, 19:00


Book launches of the new publication by Susanne Leeb "On the Materiality of Diagrams" and the publication  "Drawing a Hypothesis" with a performance lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker at NGBK, Berlin, Germany.

An installation with selected working material and models from the book will be on display at Archive Kabinett, Berlin from 3 Feb till 14 March!


28 Janurary 2012, 20:00

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, France.


21 January 2012, 18:00-24:00


Opening of a video-installation based on the congress "Die Untoten - Life Sciences & Pulp Fiction" at the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin, Germany.


19 January - 17 March 2012


Groupshow at Kunstraum Niederösterreich in Vienna with work by Bella Angora, Iris Christine Aue, Sophie Dvořák, elffriede, Nikolaus Gansterer, Jochen Höller, Andrea Lüth, Nils Olger, Davide Savorani, Edda Strobl. Curated by Julia Kläring.


30 December 2011 - 1 January 2012

Three live concerts with the Vegetable Orchestra in various Hongkong  theatres for New Year.


30 November 2011, 19:00

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at the Svetlanov Great Hall of the House of Music, Moscow, Russia.


23 November 2011, 19:00


Book launch of my publication project "Drawing a Hypothesis" with a performance lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker at Kunsthalle/ Projectspace, Vienna, Austria.


18 & 19 November 2011, 19:00


Video installation in the framework of the discursive performance event "The Art of Knowing (the limitations of knowledge)" at Garage X, Vienna. With contributions by Hannah Hurtzig, BADco, Yael Bartana, Nikolaus Gansterer, Susanne Sachsse, Marc Siegel,  Goran Sergej Pristas, Katja Rothe, Nicolas Siepen, Axel Stockburger, Gabu Heindl, Drehli Robnik, ao. Organized by Karin Harrasser & Hannah Hurtzig & Alexander Martos.


18 November 2011, 19:00


Talk and presentation of selected work and my publication project "Drawing a Hypothesis" at Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway. Organized by Brandon LaBelle, of the Bergen National Academy of Arts.


11 November 2011, 18:00


Talks and presentations of Tobias Klein & Dietmar Köring (Horhizon), Nikolaus Gansterer, Thomas Edlinger at Stellwerk, Innsbruck, Austria. Organized by ColumbosNext architects.


27 October 2011, 16:00


Book launch of my publication project "Drawing a Hypothesis" with a performance lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker and an introduction by Susanne Leeb at the old meeting room of the KNAW, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


21 October 2011,  19:00
Opening at parhausprojects Berlin with work by Quinten Dierick, Nikolaus Gansterer, Tim Greaves, Simona Koch, Kei Takemura.
Curated by Mareike Lee.

8 October - 26 November 2011


On the 7 Oct. at 18:30 opening of an exhibition with work by Nikolaus Gansterer and Birgit Mahlknecht at Galerie Statdtpark, Krems, Austria. Curated by David Komary.

22 September 2011, 19:00


Book launch of my publication project "Drawing a Hypothesis" with a performance lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker in the framework of the Graphology exhibition at the M HKA, in Antwerp, Belgium.


17 Sept - 31 Oct, 2011


A performative exhibition in public space of Innsbruck with interventions by Nikolaus Gansterer, Marlene Hausegger, Matthias Klos, Marianne Lang, Winkler/Köperl, Tao Vrhovec Sambolec. Curated by Lucas Norer & Doris Prlić.


25 August - 25 Septmeber 2011


In four episodes, Graphology explores the automatisms that may show themselves in drawing. The human hand as a seismograph of the inner life, but also, conversely, the ‘mechanical unconsciousness’ of the machine that thrusts itself on the human eye. Printed reproduction techniques lead a life of their own, but how? With work by Juliana Borinski, Marcel Broodthaers, Morgan Fisher, Nikolaus Gansterer, Sandra Gibson / Luis Recoder, Wim Janssen, Louis & Auguste Lumiere, Jan Evangelista Purkyne, Man Ray, Dominique Somers. A series of exhibitions set at the intersection of drawing, photography, printmaking, film and computer graphics curated by Edwin Carels. M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium.


22 Aug 2011, 21:00

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at Theaterspektakel, Zuerich, Switzerland

19 May 2011, 18:00-21:00


Once-only live performance of Nikolaus Gansterer and Wietske Maas extracting an essence of Jan Brueghels still life painting "Flowers in a Blue Vase" at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Learn more about the process of the project De-Stilling Still Life. A publication edited by Sabine B. Vogel & Simone Wille will be released in 2011 at OneTakeBooks.


11 - 13 May 2011, Opening 20:30


Parallel to the Vienna Art Fair an empty parkdeck hosts a diverse group show with contributions by Brigitte Kowanz, Marcus Sendlinger, Constantin Luser, Christian Eisenberger, Julius Deutschbauer, Daniel Domig, Thomas Draschan, Franz Pomassl, Marko Lulic, Christian Falsnaes, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Julie Monaco, Robert Schwarz, Thomas Feuerstein, Iv Toshain, Franz Graf, Mara Mattuschka, Anna Ceeh, Max Frey, Rini Tandon, Markus Proschek, Judith Fegerl, Matthias Meinharter, Sabine Aichhorn, Moussa Kone, Niki Passath, Dejana Kabiljo, Mario Neugebauer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Matthias Makowsky, David Moises, Lori Hersberger. More infos here ...

12 April 2011, 20:00

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at l' Espace Equinoxe, St Brieuc, France.

7 April 2011, 17:00


Nikolaus Gansterer, Mikki Muhr and Guenter Seifried  will give a lecture on recent works discusssing methods of mapping at the Centre for Art and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

1 April 2011, 20:00

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at Konzerthaus, Vienna.


15 - 26 March 2011


Solo presentation with installations throughout the city of Gent at the festival for performing arts at the Vooruit, Belgium.


12 March - 23 April 2011

"CONNECTED - Listen to the other side"

A group show at Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, in Bregenz, Austria with work by Brigitte Kowanz, Nikolaus Gansterer, Willi Kopf, kozek hoerlonski, Wolfgang Obermair, Franz Schubert, Rini Tandon, Elisabeth Wildling. Opening on Friday 11.03.2011, at 17:30 with a performance by kozekhoerlonski.


15 Feb - 31 March 2011


On the 15.02.2011 at 19:00 opening of a group show mapping the margins of expanded drawing. With work by Miriam Bajtala, Hugo Camargo & Veronika Pauser, Irena Eden & Stijn Lernout, Lionel Favre, Nikolaus Gansterer, Alexander Glandien, Gregor Graf, Birgit Knoechl, Simona Koch, Moussa Kone, Katharina Lackner, Marianne Lang, Lotte Lyon, Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel, Anna Schreger, Nina Schuiki. At Kunstverein Weisses Haus, Vienna.


8 February 2011, 20:30

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at theatre Alhambra at Antigel Festival, in Geneva, Switzerland.


25 January 2011, 19:00


Soundperformances in the framework of the book launch "Auf der Schwelle" by the Institut fuer transakustische Forschung (Nikolaus Gansterer, Joerg Piringer, Matthias Meinharter) / Verena Duerr, Ulla Rauter / Ginga. Speakers: Gerald Bast, Cathrin Pichler, Christian Reder/ University of Applied Arts, Vienna. The presentation starts at 19:00 at the Secession, Vienna.


13 Dec 2010


The Vegetable Orchestra is presenting the new album Onionoise at the Radiokulturhaus, Vienna.

25 Nov 2010, 18:00


Nikolaus Gansterer will give a lecture on his recent work discusssing methods and materials at the Department for Art&Science Visualization of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

15 Nov 2010 - 19 May 2011


Opening of a group show addressing interface zones between old and new art in the framework of the Vienna Art Week at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. With work by Friedrich Biedermann, Nikolaus Gansterer / Wietske Maas, Constantin Luser, Julie Monaco, Lisa Truttmann, kozek hörlonski, Max Frey. Curated by Brigitte Kowanz. Learn more about the process of our project: De-Stilling Still Life (after Brueghel).

4 Sept - 6 Nov 2010


The Vegetable Orchestra is presenting the new album Onionoise on a performance tour through France, the UK and the US. Check for detailed concert dates!


1 - 30 Sept 2010


Artist in Residence at timelab /Gent, Belgium.


16 - 29 August 2010


is a research project on alternative forms of artistic exchange produced by the performance company Les ballets C de la B, initiated by Christine De Smedt and co-curated by Myriam Van Imschoot. Participating artists and choreographers are Lilia Mestre, Pieter Ampe, S