26th - 29th November 2015
The project “Artist Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based-Research“ and Tanzquartier Wien are joining forces to investigate emerging interdisciplinary connections between philosophy and the arts.
Over the course of four days, more than 60 philosophers and artists will come together at Tanzquartier Halle G + Studios to explore whether the arts in connection with philosophy can constitute a laboratory for the future. Nietzsche envisioned a fusion of the resistant forces of both disciplines as a “foreplay of a philosophy of the future” which was to bring about a new, active concept of thinking: an active thinking of the untimely, that is, “acting in a non-present fashion, therefore against time and even on time, in favour [...] of a time to come”. (Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy)
With contributions by Bernadette Anzengruber, Daniel Aschwanden, Paolo de Assis (ME21), Manora Auersperg, Jens Badura, Arno Böhler, Milli Bitterli, Kristof van Boven, Laura Cull, Tess Denman Cleaver, Karlheinz Essl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Volker Gerhardt, Susanne Valerie Granzer, Franz Hautzinger, Richard Heinrich, Agnes Heginger, Hans Hoffer, Saskia Hölbling, Jörg Holkenbrink (Theater der Versammlung Bremen), Marie Jung, Corinna Kirchhoff,  Barbara Kraus, Alice Lagaay, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Anna Mendelssohn, Dieter Mersch, Wolfgang Michael, Wolfgang Mitterer, Graham Parkes, Helen Parkes, Philosophy Unbound, Frans Poelstra, Martin Puchner, Hester Reeve, Robert Schnepf, Michael Schwab (ME21), Peter Stamer, Sublin/mes. Philosophieren von unten, Rainer Totzke, Tanja Traxler, Violetta L. Waibel, Simone Weißenfels, Frank Willens, Martin Wuttke, Diana María Acevedo Zapata, Conny Zenk.

Curated by Arno Böhler and Susanne Valerie Granzer.

11 November - 19 December, 2015


The “Call for Proposals” is a common and increasingly widespread practice in the global art and culture world. The invitation process is a component of an exhibition business practice in which budgets become smaller, work more precarious, the market more global, and the competition increasingly intense. It is the expression of a field of competing projects, whose assessment standards are bound to the logic of providing a prospect. On the other hand, the “Call for Proposals” method presents a space of the possible: The invitation focuses its attention on potentially new, not yet established projects. The submitted proposals are ideas for scenarios that have not yet been embedded in reality and actual conditions; they speak of a diverse range of creative approaches. In the form of an experimental exhibition setting, A Proposal to Call investigates both the socio-economic conditions of the “Call for Proposals” process as well as its potentials for artistic and curatorial practices. Opening on the 11th of November at KHEX - Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria with contributions by Martin Beck, Madeleine Bernstorff, bioswap, geheimagentur, James Langdon, Steven Rand, Read-in, students of the Academy of Fine Arts and the team of the Kunsthalle Exnergasse and a display by Seth Weiner. Niklaus Gansterer will do a live performance on the 13th of Nov 2015 at KHEX. Curated by Vera Lauf and Barbara Mahlknecht.


11 October 2015, 16:30


A live Translecture performance Drawing Matters Other Others by Nikolaus Gansterer in the framework of the daylong finissage performance program at Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria.

9 October 2015 - 17 January 2016


The S.M.A.K. in Gent / Belgium presents work by selected international artists as a sample of the current significance of drawing in contemporary art. Drawing is one of the first things a child does. Drawing is a virtuoso discipline. Drawing can be used for preliminary study. Drawing can be quick, slow, controlled, expressive, sketchy, hermetic, illuminating, direct, technical, observational, fantastical, open, intimate, detached and so many other things. ‘The Bottom Line’ shows various aspects of drawing as a form of contemporary art: from abstract to figurative, from small format to large, from rapid sketches to slow, large-scale projects and from drawing as film to drawing as performance. Its range of content stretches from personal diary to politically significant, from self-portrait to social group portrait. Some drawings will be done specially for this exhibition. A few of the artists will do them in situ. Nikolaus Gansterer was invited to develop an installation - which will be activated in a live-performance on 24th of October 2015, 15:00 - for the exhibition. The participating artists are Adel Abdessemed, Tomma Abts, Francis Alÿs, Kai Althoff, William Anastasi, Anna Barriball, Marc Bauer, Thomas Bogaert, Monica Bonvicini, Michaël Borremans, Andrea Bowers, Manon de Boer, Thierry De Cordier, Edith Dekyndt, Johan De Wilde, Tacita Dean, Trisha Donnelly, Ellen Gallagher, Andrea Galiazzo, Nikolaus Gansterer, Julian Göthe, Roni Horn, Henri Jacobs, Mark Lombardi, Nick Mauss, Mark Manders, Paul McCarthy, Lucy McKenzie, Julie Mehretu, Matt Mullican, Marc Nagtzaam, Jockum Nordström, Henrik Olesen, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Chloe Piene, Carol Rama, Robin Rhode, Salam Atta Sabri, Thomas Schütte, Mithu Sen, Jim Shaw, Paul Sietsema, Alexandre Singh, Bart Stolle, Elly Strik, Ante Timmermans, Rosemarie Trockel, Ignacio Uriarte, Erik Van Lieshout, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Sandra Vasquez de la Horra, Jorinde Voigt and Kemang Wa Lehulere. Curated by Martin Germann.


19 - 28 September 2015


Nikolaus Gansterer was invited to develop a new performance and installation for the MuCEM - Marseilles (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) in France. Based on the materials collected during a short residency at MuCEM Nikolaus Gansterer distilled in collaboration with deriva(c)trice and choreography adviser Lilia Mestre his experiences into detailed subjective body-mind maps, which are notations of a psychoreographic mindscape blurring the boundaries between ego- and geography. Gansterer’s intricate multi-dimensional diagrams – consisting of objects, words, sounds, floor- and wall drawings will be transformed and activated into a performance taking place on 19th of September at Mucem in the framework of Resonance Festival. The performative installation will stay on display till 28 September 2015. It is the first solo exhibition in France by artist Nikolaus Gansterer. Curated by Samar Khedy.




1 - 30 September 2015


Nikolaus Ganster is artist/researcher in residence at The Lateral Line Organ project curated by Gerald Straub in the framework of the ongoing World EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy. Artists Ralo Mayer, Aldo Giannotti, Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter + Helmut Weber), Tatort (Alexandra Berlinger + Wolfgang Fiel), Ubermorgen and Nikolaus Gansterer were invited to reflect critically on the conditions, the history and the social implications of this economic mega event. Details on interventions, guided tours and artist talks taking place during the monthly work periods will be announced via the website. An artist talk by Nikolaus Gansterer with Gerald Straub is scheduled for 26th of September at the Austrian pavilion, details will follow soon.

5 + 6 September 2015, 20:30


Nikolaus Gansterer was invited to perform two live drawing translations of a new series of public talks taking place at MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria. The concept is to make tangible the process of thinking, drafting and projecting ideas live on stage. Concept by Alexander Martos and Hanna Hurtzig. On the 5.9.2015 the first dialogue partners are Tomas Zierhofer-Kin (the new director of the Wiener Festwochen festival) and the dramaturgs Nadine Jessen (Kampnagel Hamburg) and Johannes Maile (WUK) reflecting on their new project "Die Akademie des Verlernens /Academy of Un-Learning". The second talk on 6.9.2015 will invite French historian Jerome Segal and Belgian filmmaker Nathalie Borgers to discuss their new Anti-Heimatfilm project. More infos on the dialogue partners and the trailer can be found here!


20 - 23 Aug 2015


Plague of Diagrams is an exhibition and a programme of performances, talks and discussions concerning the relationships between diagrammatic practices and thought in different disciplines taking place at the ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts London, UK. In particular, the event explores the function and use of diagrams in art as expanded diagrammatic practice beyond the graphic presentation of information. The event explores diagrams as actual/virtual machines that while taking material form and indexing existing relations and objects, point to other arrangements. As Gilles Châtelet declared, diagrams are gestures that invite other gestures. This is a vision of diagrams as abstract machines activated through performance or thought; a notion of diagrams as relays that connect or traverse different times and spaces. It is a conception of diagrams as critical and logical exploratory devices that, in presenting what is not apparent or visible—real abstractions, potential modes of being, hidden relations—paradoxically depend on the register of the imaginary and the inventive production of images, figures and gestures. Since the Enlightenment, when diagrams facilitated scientific and statistical breakthroughs, to cybernetic research of the twentieth century, to the algorithmic devices that govern relations and economies today, diagrams have extended and organised human culture. While diagrams have proliferated we can draw a distinction between diagrams that index and deliver knowledge, and diagrams that pose problems and facilitate thought as an exploratory process. Plague of Diagrams addresses not just the critical and organisational functions of diagrams but the art of diagramming too, while taking account of the reductive, controlling or ideological use of diagrams.
Plague of Diagrams is organised by David Burrows and Dean Kenning in collaboration with Ami Clarke, Andrew Conio, John Cussans and David Osbaldeston. The collaboration has developed out of discussions and events staged by the Diagram Research Use and Generation Group (DRUGG).
Contributions by Rachel Cattle & Jenna Collins, Neil Chapman & Gillian Wylde, Ami Clarke, Andrew Conio, John Cussans, David Burrows, Benedict Drew, English Heretic, Nikolaus Gansterer, Joey Holder, Dean Kenning, Christoph Leuder, Stine Llungdalh, Adelheid Mers, Sharon Morris, Mike Nelson, David Osbaldeston, Plastique Fantastique, Patricia Reed, John Russell, Erica Scourdi, Andy Sharpe, Kamini Vellodi, Martin Westwood and Carey Young.


15 August - 20 September, 2015


On Friday, 14 August 14, 2015, at 7 pm opening of the Austrian Graphic Art Competition which takes place for the 34th time in 2015 at Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria. It is Austria’s oldest artistic competition and the only competition of its kind in the graphic art field. The huge number of entries and also of prizes offered confirm the high esteem in which the competition is held. The works submitted – pieces using all graphic techniques on paper including the new media – are assessed by an international jury. About ten prizes are awarded, and the submissions by the winning artists are shown in the exhibition presenting work by Sylvia Barbolini, Judith Fegerl, Andreas Fogarasi, Nikolaus Gansterer, Veronika Hauer, Wiebke Kapitzky, Moussa Kone, Andrea Lüth, Michail Michailov, Joerg Reissner, Gabriele Sturm, Sebastian Grande, Werner Reiterer, Vinz Schwarzbauer, Günther Selichar.

Jury: Patrizia Dander (Curator Haus der Kunst, Munich), Søren Grammel (Director Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Basel), Genoveva Rückert (Curator, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich, Linz)


13 July - 14 August 2015


The interdisciplinary research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by artist/performer Nikolaus Gansterer, choreographer Mariella Greil and artist-writer Emma Cocker is in residence at the AILab - Innovation Laboratory, Vienna. In dialogue with a team of international critical interlocutors including Alex Arteaga, Lilia Mestre, Christine de Smedt, Werner Moebius, Joerg Piringer and other guests Method Lab II focuses on the sharing of practice and working methods of an/notations of notion, the vibrant materiality of language and re-verberating voices - inquiring Radical Scores of Attention. In cooperation with ImPulsTanz Festival Vienna two public openings of the Method Lab at AILab (Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Vienna) are reserved: 25 July 2015, 15:00 – 19:00 and 10 August 2015, 15:00 – 19:00. Admission free! Please download our recent project paper here:


23 July 2015, 18:30
Open air sound performance with The Vegetable Orchestra live at PopFest at Seebuehne Karlsplatz, in Vienna, Austria. Admission free!


26 June - 2 July 2015


Nikolaus Gansterer was invited to develop a new perfomance and installation for the MuCEM - Marseille in France opening on the 19th of September 2015. In order to collect material and understand the dynamics of the space Gansterer will be on a research residency at Marseille. Together with deriva(c)trice and choreography adviser Lilia Mestre he will explore the urban public space by further developing dérive-techniques and tactics of drifting initiated by the Situationists of orientating and non/sense-making with all senses. By mainly walking the city the artist manoeuvres himself into unforeseen situations and constellations thus becoming aware of elementary forces and striving but constitutive movements within the urban fabric.

Stirring from these encounters and experiences his findings will be distilled into detailed subjective body-mind maps, which are notations of a psychoreographic mindscape blurring the boundaries between ego- and geography. Gansterer’s intricate multi-dimensional diagrams – consisting of objects, words, floor- and wall drawings will be transformed and activated into a Translecture performance taking place on 19th of September at Mucem and will stay on display as performtive installation. Curated by Samar Khedy.


24 June - 12 July 2015
This project is presenting drawings from artists, scientists and other professionals for an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of visual thinking and the role of visualizations in cognitive and creative processes at BAK - Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands.  Selected Contributions: Pieter Adriaans, Gemma Anderson, Jack Bangerter, Koštana Banović, Andrew Barber, Peter Baren, Sara Berman, Maura Biava, Paul Buchanan, Natalia Calderon, Alexander Costello, Penny Demertzi, Claire Dorsett, Ronit Eden, Stephen Farthing, Emma Febvre-Richard, Helen Frik, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mikel van Gelderen, Lotte van Geijn, Maximilian Goldfarb, Niels Goos, Klaas van Gorkum, David Griffin, Geoffrey Harrison, Jutta Herden, Helena Hernandez, Edward Hillel, Hiroomi Horiuchi, Anna Ioannidi, Eun-Hyung Kim, Jae-Kyung Kim, Yoonhee Kim, Andreas Kopp, Nestor Kovachev, Nektarin Lampitsi, Elvira Mambetisaeva, Tracy MacKenna, Valle Medina, Alan Montgomery, Elena Nemkova, Emanuele Ortoleva, Reinoud Oudshoorn, Dusko Pavlovic, Alejandro Ramirez, Joke Robaard, Aubrecht Ruben, Mark Rutkoski, Kristin Sigurdardottir, Floris Solleveld, Marina Stavrou, Ivan Suletic, Marianne Theunissen, David Thomas, Nathan Thompson, Raul Valverde, Hector Alejandro Vargas Salazar, Vitalist Cuisine, Ivana Wingham, Tessa Whitehead and Erin Woodbrey. Keynote contributions by  Wil Alsop, Jim Anderson, Bernard Burgoyne, John Hilliard, Vincent Icke, Bruce McLean and Rick van der Ploeg.
Accompanied by the symposium “Drawing Conclusions” with contributions by Klaas Hoek (Moderator), Mel Gooding (Keynote), Deanna Petherbridge, Christel Vesters, Vincent Icke, Joke Robaard, Ansuya Blom, Falke Pisano, Kitty Zijlmans and Natasha Ginwala. Organized by Klaas Hoek.


20 + 21 June 2015
Two open air sound performances with The Vegetable Orchestra live at Musikfestspiele Sonsoucci in Potsdam, Germany.


3 June 2015 19:00


A live Translecture performance Drawing Matters Other Others by Nikolaus Gansterer at Albertina Museum - after a guided tour by Drawing Now curator Elsy Lahner starting at 17:30.

28 May - 11 October 2015


The “Drawing Now” exhibition will first open at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, providing an up-to-date survey of drawing, painting and illustration in contemporary art. It showcases the viewpoints of around 45 international artists who collectively represent contemporary drawing and who, individually, are taking it in a direction of their own. “Drawing Now” sheds light on the diversity of issues that artists articulate with the aid of drawing, and shows drawing in its exciting dimensions and manifestations.

Participating artists: Tomma Abts, Silvia Bächli, Anna Barriball, Marc Bauer, Michaël Borremans, Andrea Bowers, Olga Chernysheva, Amy Cutler, Tacita Dean, Sonja Gangl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Monika Grzymala, Toba Khedoori, Los Carpinteros, Constantin Luser, Lotte Lyon, Julie Mehretu, Aleksandra Mir, Muntean/Rosenblum, Paul Noble, Jockum Nordström, Micha Payer und Martin Gabriel, Fritz Panzer, Dan Perjovschi, Chloe Piene, Robin Rhode, Mithu Sen, David Shrigley, Paul Sietsema, Tatiana Trouvé, Ignacio Uriarte, Marcel Van Eeden, Erik Van Lieshout, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra, Jorinde Voigt.

Curated by Elsy Lahner.




22 May - 22 June 2015 (prolonged till end of August 2015!)


Nikolaus Gansterer was selected to participate at the 12th Havana Biennial in Cuba. The Biennial does not have a central core exhibition in Havana but takes place at various ranges of the urban fabric: universities, research centers and public spaces that makes possible the integration of art and can be used as site and as work material. The curatorial concept “Between the idea and the experience” aspires to settle in the interstices of the city to facilitate work. In order to develop the work Nikolaus Gansterer went on a 3 week research journey to Cuba in January/February 2015.

The project „The Eden Experiment II (The Habana Habitat)“, presented by Nikolaus Gansterer is a re-installation according to experiments researching on the influence of music on the growth of plants critically questioning how life forms are differently developing in divergent milieus / systems. In an intricate test arrangement the public experiment is started to manipulate the growth of plants only by means of sonic irrigation. Two identical model organisms of the species Nicotiana tabacum (Tabac) are confronted with classical music and Cuban Black Metal music. “The Eden Experiment II” confronts us with an equivocal system of theories about the basic influence on living organism and ironically addresses omnipresent anthropocentric strategies of manipulation and technologies of reproduction in the tension field of art, nature and society. The work is part of a series of projects by the artist scrutinizing the interdependency between living and non-living matter. The Eden Experiment can be visited daily at the Biennial headquarter Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Centre, (room 50), San Ignacio 22, esquina a Empedrado, Plaza de la Catedral, 
Havana, Cuba. Due to great success "The Eden Experiment" installation was prolonged an dis still visible till end of August 2015!

Participants: Aman Mojadidi, Zolaykha Sherzad, Jeanno Gaussi, Anri Sala, Carsten Nicolai, Gregor Schneider, Tino Sehgal, Mohamed Bourouissa, Eduardo Tomas Basualdo y Sofía Bothlingk, Dolores Cáceres, Joaquín Fargas, Adrián Villar Rojas, Leonello Zambon, Nelson González, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johann Lurf, Axel Stockburger, Ewan Atkinson, Koen Vanmechelen, Peter De Cupere, Naziha Mestaoui, Stéphane Gilot , AVAV, Audiovisual ao Vivo, Louise Ganz, Eduardo Kac, Leandro Nerefuh, César Oiticica Filho, Opavivará !, Regina Silveira, 2boys.tv, Octavo Plástico, Nicolás Paris, Manuel Santana, Jean Mukendi Katambayi, Han Sungpil, Glenda León, Habana generación y Esterio Segura, Lázaro Saavedra,, Candelario, Josuhe Pagliery, Reinier Nande, Yornel Martínez, 3stado Sólido, Rafael Villares, Felipe Dulzaides, Elizabet Cerviño, Luis Enrique López Chávez, Jorge Luis Marrero, Mauricio Abad, Nestor Siré, Humberto Díaz, José Eduardo Yaque, Omar Estrada, Rodolfo Peraza, Yornel Martínez, Guillermo Ramírez Malberti, Fidel García, Nelda Castillo y El Ciervo Encantado, Vilma Bartolomé y Espacio Creativo, Renán Rodríguez, Meira & Toirac, Levi Orta, David Bade – Tirzo Martha  Francisca Benítez, Pablo Brugnoli y publicación Spam City, CRAC. Colectivo artístico, Guisela Munita, Alicia Villarreal  , Andrés Tapia Urzua , Lin Yilin, Cuqui Jerez, Maria Jerez, Esperanza Collado, LA RIBOT, Joseph Kosuth, Seamus Farrell, Daniel Buren, Didier Faustino, Mohamed Bourouissa, Henri Tauliaut, Sandra Monterroso, Nikhil Chopra, Anish Kapoor, Shilpa Gupta, Eugenio Tibaldi, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Ebony G. Patterson, Ingrid Mwangi, Robert Hutter, Steeve Bauras, Carlos Amorales, Sandra Calvo, Gilberto Esparza, Demián Flores y La Curtiduría, Héctor Zamora, Dr. Lakra, Fredman Barahona, Emeka Ogboh, Victor Ekpuk, Marte Johnslien, Ignas Krunglevicius, Pikene PA Bröen, Antonio Jose Guzmán, Verónica Wiese, Jose Carlos Martinat, César Cornejo, Chemi Rosado, Raúl Tamayo Morilla, Serigne Mbaye Camara, Momar Seck, Mary Sibande, James Webb, Bridget Baker, Robin Rhode, Lang&Baumann, Alonso + Craciun, Tamara Cubas, Guillermo Zabaleta, Colectivo Pico Estudio, Juvenal Ravelo.


13 May - 13 June 2015

"IMMUTABLE MOBILES – Kunst unter dem diagrammatischen Imperativ"

Bruno Latour introduced the notion of the immutable mobile in order to highlight and discuss the often overlooked, but yet central role of image production in the field of science. Diagrams, technical drawings as well as lists have the capability to affect beyond the realm of language-based arguments, which has historically led to paradigm shifts in the history of science.The groupp exhibition Immutable Mobiles engages with these types of image production in the field of Fine Art. Since Marcel Duchamps interest in diagrams and technical drawings, deployed in conjunction with his development of “beauty of precision”, that conceptually enabled him to represent complex processes and relationships, artists have increasingly worked with these specific forms of representation. Whether they critically employ the formal banality of statistical representations or develop their own universes of modeling, the relationship between images and their role in scientific discourses becomes even more important when it emerges as evidence in contemporary media. Immutable Mobiles presents different artistic approaches and strategies focusing on representational conventions from the world of science.
Opening at Memphis art/project space, Linz, Austria on the 12 May 2015 at 19:00 pm. With work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Claude Closky, Isabella Kohlhuber, Brishty Alam. Curated by Axel Stockburger.


1 + 2 May 2015

The Peek project Artist Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based Research? discusses Nietzsche’s figure of the artist-philosopher with a series of lectures, work sketches and contributions by Arno Boehler, Kristof van Boven, Laura Cull, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Susanne Valerie Granzer, Franz Hautzinger, Hans Hoffer, Joerg Holkenbrink, Marie Jung, Alice Lagaay, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Wolfgang Mitterer, Graham Parkes, Helen Parkes, Elisabeth Schäfer, Theater der Versammlung Bremen. Invited Guests: Daniel Aschwanden, Manora Auersperg, Ferdinand Auhser, Milli Bitterli, Ivana Covic, Alexander Damianisch, Nikolaus Gansterer, Julia Garstenauer, Saskia Hölbling, Sabina Holzer, Esther Hutfless, Kilian Jörg, Peter Kaiser, Barbara Kraus, Krassimira Kruschkova, Eckardt Lindner, Veronika Maurer, Anna Mendelssohn, Frans Poelstra, Hester Reeve, Peter Stamer, Tanja Traxler, Dörte Weig, Heidi Wilm. Curated by Arno Böhler and Susanne Granzer. At TQW - Tanzquartier Studios Vienna,  Austria.


21 April 2015, 18:00 - 22:00


Public studio visit and conversation with curator Maria Christine Holter at Prater Bildhauerateliers, Studio 19, Nikolaus Gansterer, Meiereistrasse 3, 1020 Vienna. Please reserve via email.


17 April 2015, 18:00


in the framework of the dialogue series "Zungen künstlerischer Forschung / Tongues of Artistic Research" artist/performer Nikolaus Gansterer and theoretician/philosopher Karin Harrasser will discuss which role cultural techniques of notation and inscription do play as underlying instruments of all artistic and scientific practices at Tanzquartier Studios Wien. Free admission!


18 - 22 March 2015, 11:00 - 19:00

"ARE YOU ALIVE OR NOT? Looking at ART through the lens of THEATRE"

A festival by Uncut Rietveld with performances, lectures and an exhibition at art centre Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands guest curated by Claire Tancons (New Orleans), David Weber-Krebs (Brussels), Joanna Warsza (Berlin) and Claire Bishop (New York).

Friday 20th of March 2015 runs under the title On Enclosed Spaces and Great Outdoors which was curated by David Weber-Krebs with following objective: Usually people who step into a theatre are of two kinds: the spectators and the actors. The spectators watch the actors. Both usually are humans. This happens usually in the enclosed space of theatre. In its symbolics, its economy and its practice, theatre is the place where the human stands central with his body and his words. But what kind of spectatorship applies when challenged by an encounter with a thing, a creature, a flow, fiction, darkness? Is it at all possible to abandon anthropocentrism in this game? During this day we are going to focus on the non-human in theatre and outside of it, on stages, on screens and in the great outdoors.The spectators will be addressed and moved in different ways by performances in and outside the theatre, by lectures and by a cosmic event. Nikolaus Gansterer will perform a series of Translectures in relation to work presented that day by André Lepecki, Mette Ingvartsen, Jeroen Peeters, Maximilian Haas, David Weber-Krebs, André Eiermann, Andrea Bozic at Brakke Grond, Amsterdam.

9 March 2015, 19:00


Artist talk and lecture performance by Nikolaus Gansterer at Aapentforum at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, in Norway organized by the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.  In the last years Nikolaus Gansterer developed a series of performances called Translectures – an inter-subjective form of notation and a new vocabulary between the lines of drawing, choreography and performance. Within this special performance lecture format Gansterer is interested – often in collaboration with others – how a thought could be extended along the categories of time, space and movement. At Aapentforum Nikolaus Gansterer presents his time-based fragile drawings and models as a rigorous development of a specific language for the materialisation of thought processes and a playful way of dealing with the complex levels of speculative knowledge. For Gansterer Translectures are an open performative model where live inscription is fusing live-drawing, staging the unfolding of his on-going research through presentation rather than representation.

23 - 28 February 2015


A public workshop and live investigation of the current research project Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations fom the Line by Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil and Emma Cocker exploring the performative character of notation by practicing kinetic as well as graphic modes of inscription, expanded tactics beyond apparent physical limitations (of the mind, the hand, pencil and paper), attending to the integration of time, sound, movement and narration at a.pass – Centre for advanced performance and scenography studies, Brussels. Part of the work block "Conditions for the Emergence of Poetics" initiated by Lilia Mestre.

16 + 17 January 2015

The Peek project Artist Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based Research? discusses Nietzsche’s figure of the artist-philosopher with a series of lectures, work sketches and contributions by Paulo de Assis, Jens Badura, Milli Bitterli, Arno Böhler, Laura Cull, Karlheinz Essl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Susanne Valerie Granzer, Saskia Hölbling, Corinna Kirchhoff, Krassimira Kruschkova, Alice Lagaay, Anna Mendelssohn, Dieter Mersch, Wolfgang Michael, Wolfgang Mitterer, Helen Parkes, Hester Reeve, Elisabeth Schäfer, Michael Schwab, Martin Wuttke among others. On 17th of January at 17:00 Corinna Kirchhoff, Martin Wuttke, Nikolaus Gansterer and Hester Reeve will do a live performance lecture. Curated by Arno Böhler. Free of admission at TQW - Tanzquartier Studios Vienna,  Austria.

4 December 2014, 17:30

Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil will present recent findings of their ongoing artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line in the framework of the AP Talk series at the AIL, Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, Vienna, Austria.

28 November 2014, 19:00

In the context of "SCORES N°9: no/things" Nikolaus Gansterer will present his performance lecture "Thinking Matters Other Others" at Tanzquartier Wien on the everyday object table, which Gansterer transforms into a kind of sign lab and micro-stage. From 26th - 29th of November SCORES N°9 takes an expanded view on choreography – as a spatial experiment also beyond the body, extended to things, materials, artefacts, to the autonomy of the non-human. How can one extend the choreographic vocabulary with a parcours through the things that surround us and look at us? How can one conceive of dance also without dancers’ bodies or how does the human body second the body of things – and which is secondary and which is primary?  Scores No. 9 takes on the challenge of working on a de-centralisation and of rethinking things. By explicitly setting the world of things in motion, and in particular the theatre machinery, questioning embodiments, exposing the apparatus, it focuses the synaesthetic mediality of the choreographic, its fundamental intermedia quality and thereby the transdisciplinary significance of choreography as a contemporary artform. The interferences of living/non-living, subject/object, active/passive, primary/secondary, digital/analogue, nature/culture, chaos/order, matter/discourse, effect/affect, performance/stage work, production/execution, presentation/exhibition will be explored. With contributions by ao. Boyan Manche, Daniel Aschwanden & Conny Zenk, Mette Ingvartsen, Gabriele Jutz, Nikolaus Gansterer, Lisa Hinterreithner & Jack Hauser, Micha Purucker, Roland Rauschmeier, Marie-Luise Angerer, Clément Layes. Curated by Walter Heun, Krassimira Kruschkova, Gabrielle Cram and the team of TQW. Please download detailed programme folder here!


22 November 2014

In the framework of the Vienna Art Week selected artists will open their studios to an interested public. Please knock my studio door at the Prater Bildhauerateliers, Meiereistrasse 3, 1020 Vienna, Austria.

17 November 2014, 18:00


Festive opening of a new site specific permanent wall drawing done by Nikolaus Gansterer at the premises of the WWTF (Vienna Science and Technology Fund) by Dr. Michael Stampfer in the framework of the Vienna Art Week.

13 November 2014 - 19 February 2015

Brigitte Kowanz, artist and head of the Institute for Transmedia Arts Vienna has invited her team Eva Chytilek, Nikolaus Gansterer, Peter Kozek, Krüger&Pardeller, Alexander Martinz, Wolfgang Obermair, Niki Passath, Franz Schubert and Anna Zwingl to develop a process-orientated exhibition format at the ACF Istanbul, Turkey parallel to the Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair in November. With an introduction by art historian Eva Maria Stadler and a set of live performances by Nikolaus Gansterer, kozekhoerlonski, Niki Passath and Alexander Martinz at the opening on Thursday 13th November 19:00 and as well on Saturday 15th of November 2014. Please download programme here!

6 + 7 November 2014


Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil will share and stage findings from their ongoing research project in form a performance lecture at the forthcoming SARN interdisciplinary artistic research Un-Conference at HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design, organized by the Swiss Artistic Research Network &  HEAD Geneva, ECAV Sierre. Please find the detailed programme here.


3 November 2014


On the 3 November festive inauguration by director Danielle Spera, curator Werner Hanak and Karen Frostig (The Vienna Project) of the permanent installation of the Memory Map by Nikolaus Gansterer at the Jewish Museum, Vienna. Please download detailed programme here.


30 - 31 October, 2014


A Conference by the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Society for Artistic Research at the AILab, Vienna, Austria.

Artistic practice lies at the very heart of society. The aim of this event is to investigate the implications of this via the operations in the field of artistic research. Operation on the Open Heart brings together international artistic researchers and colleagues exploring how artistic practice advances society through insightd riven educational activities. Colleagues from different artistic practices will report on their individual and collaborative work settings - their settings of production. Practice often differs from perception; what are the consequences of closely linking artistic practice? What of Alfredo Jaar’s claim that "99% of Artistic Practice is Research?" With Nikolaus Gansterer, Baerbel Mueller, Hans Schabus, Mette Ingvartsen Carmen Brucic, Christina Lammer, Ruth Mateus-Berr, Anna Moreno, Barbara Putz-Plecko. With an introduction by Gerald Bast and Gerhard Eckel. Please find the detailed programme here.


20 October - 13 November 2014


Opening of the new art platform AIL (Angewandte Innovation Lab) with the inaugural exhibition "Corellation" curated by Brigitte Felderer and Eva Maria Stadler. The exhibition “Correlation” represents a context in which correlation stands for the potential that is underlying connection and attachment of the various forms of knowledge, mediality and materializations. Works by Henning Bohl, Ernst Caramelle, Nikolaus Gansterer, Brigitte Kowanz, Dorit Margreiter/Anette Baldauf, Oswald Oberhuber, Niki Passath, Johannes Porsch ft. Tanja Widmann, Lukas Posch, Florian Pumhösl, Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Constanze Schweiger, Peter Weibel, Anna Zwingl.


18 October 2014, 19:30 - 24:00


Closing ceremony of the Vienna Project at the Austrian National Library with readings, performances and live projections. Contributions by Karen Frostig, Oskar Deutsch, Oliver Rathkolb, Rubina Möhring, Johanna Rachinger, Gerald Bast, Dieter Flury, Matthias Schorn, Doron Rabinovici, Nikolaus Gansterer, Daniel Niemand, Stefan Arztmann, Elisabeth Wildling, Jerome Segal, Georg Traska, Kabren Levinson, Ildiko Meny, Alexander Matthias Kosnopfl, Waltraud Jungwirth, Johanna Taufner, Kate Melchior, Christian Wind, Peter Mlczoch, ao. Installation and presentation of the Memory Map by Nikolaus Gansterer.


10 & 11 October, 2014
How to collaborate? is a specific format of five dialogues on diversities, challenges, theories and practices of collaboration each entertained between two researchers who meet up for the first time at the International Research Center Interweaving Performance Cultures in Berlin. The dialogues will be recorded, transcribed and edited to enter a book on the subject on collaboration published in 2015.
With: Maria Lind and Lisa Robertson, Bojana Cvejic and Margarita Tsomou, Manfred Füllsack and Klaus Mainzer, Igor Dobricic and Peter Pleyer, Nicolas Galeazzi and Nikolaus Gansterer and invited guests ao. Chris Standfest, Bettina Vismann, Siegmar Zacharias, Alice Chauchat, Diego Agullo, Ash Bulayev and IRC fellows Sruti Bala, Narges Hashempour, Kuan-wu Lin, Chetana Nagavajara, Nanako Nakajima, Femi Osofisan, David Savran, Azadeh Sharifi, Stephen Wilmer. Curated by Silke Bake and Peter Stamer.


1 October 2014 - 9 January 2015


A group exhibition with echoes and reflections in contemporary art on the influential oevre of the philosopher and designer Otto Neurath at the ACF London. Participating artists: Anthony Burrill, Bernhard Cella, Ilse Chlan, Hazem El Mestikawy, Nikolaus Gansterer, Wilfried Gerstel, Christoph Hinterhuber, Christian Hutzinger, Martin Kaltenbrunner, KarlHeinz Klopf, Matthias Klos, Clemens Kogler, Karo Szmit, Richard Kriesche, Gert Linke, open3, Bernd Oppl, Olaf Osten, Hermann Painitz, Waltraud Palme, Andrea Ressi, Christian Rupp, Sito Schwarzenberger, Niko Wahl, Michael Wegerer, Peter Weibel, Jun Yang. Curated by Maria Christine Holter and Christopher Burke.


23 - 27 September 2014


Nikolaus Gansterer will be presenting a performance-lecture (with Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil) based on the ongoing research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, as part of the Body Diagrams: On the Epistemic Kinetics of Gesture conference, a symposium on body semiotics at the 14th international Congress of the German Society of Semiotics 2014 “Verstehen und Verständigung” [Comprehension and understanding] at the University of Tübingen, Germany.


13 September – 19 September 2014:


Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil and Emma Cocker reflect on Method Lab processes and expanded practices developed in the creative research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line. This work intensive at Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme stays permeable for discursive, methodic and epistemological practice while focused on the continuation of a line of thought started during Method Lab I.


14 July - 11 August 2014


The interdisciplinary research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by artist Nikolaus Gansterer, choreographer Mariella Greil and art-writer Emma Cocker is in residence at the Impulstanz Festival Vienna. In dialogue with a team of international critical interlocutors including Alex Arteaga, Lilia Mestre and Christine de Smedt(tbc) and other guests Method Lab I focuses on the sharing of practice and working methods between the key researchers, in order that set disciplinary ways of operating might gradually become undisciplined, unlearnt, undone, reversed or upturned by experimenting ‘between the lines’ of drawing, choreography, and writing. What if line becomes movement or sound; what if language is danced; what if words are drawn rather than written?

All are cordially invited to join on 5 August 2014, 15:00 - 19:00 for the Method Lab Opening at the residency laboratory: Probebühne des Schauspielhauses, Rechte Wienzeile 73 (backyard), 1050 Vienna, Austria.

Schedule: 15.00 > The Method Lab will be open to the public, and the key researchers available to informally discuss their project, Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line. 16.00 > A Live Exploration
Processes and approaches developed during the Method Lab will be presented through a Live Exploration in order to make visible various intensities of the research process through the re-visitation of key moments of shared enquiry. The Live Exploration will be followed by an opportunity for discussion around the issues and questions emerging within the Method Lab.18.00 > The Method Lab will remain open to the public, with refreshments provided.


5 July 2014, 19:57


A TransLecture performance by Nikolaus Gansterer in the framework of the symposium & exhibition "Revolving Stars and Shaky Grounds" on the notion of uncertain knowledges and contingencies in dialogue with Paul Feigelfeld, Elie Ayache, Marian Kaiser, Daniel Barber, Wolfgang Hagen live at Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany. Organised by the interdisciplinary research network F-A-S-T

25 June - 2 August 2014


This exhibition is not about the history of science. It departs from a simple but complex question that is raised by a genealogical investigation into the particular history of science by a philosopher of science, Hasok Chang, in Inventing Temperature. What is temperature? And how can we measure it accurately? In his deconstructive investigation, Chang makes a simple but definitive move from asking how to measure temperature to questioning how the very notion of measuring temperature was invented in the age of reason. By sharing Changs strategic move, this exhibition invites ten contemporary artists whose practices have questioned the ground on which a specific notion of knowledge has been sustained. In unravelling the complex web of relations that has governed the modern system of knowledge production, these artists call the notion of science as truth-keeper into question in order to open up new possibilities for understanding the world. Moreover, this exhibition aims to expand the question of temperature and go beyond the discipline of the philosophy of science. To have a temperature is one of the most concrete signs of a living being. Therefore, rethinking temperature is to rethink the very conditions of all those living by going beyond anthropocentric perspective of the world. With artistic contributions by Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with Emma Cocker, Lucy Powell, Kyung Roh Bannwart, Seung Jun Lee, Hyerin Oh, Chosil Kil, Jooyeon Park, Hwayeon Nam, Suhee Kim. Curated by Jeyun Moon at the KCC London / UK.


19 + 22 June 2014

Two sound performances with The Vegetable Orchestra at the ViertelFestival, Drosendorf, in Austria and at the Jardins Fruitiers de Laquenexy, Metz, in France.

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, Ricardo Basbaum, Rafael Rg & Livia Piccolo, Pedro Marighella, Fabi Borges, Jorge Menna Barreto, Cristiano Lenhardt, Caetano Carvalho, Beto Shwafaty, Daniela Castro. Organized by Metropole Projetos.

12 May - 31 May 2014


Presentation of selected new video work of Nikolaus Gansterer at the Online Gallery of The Drawing Center New York. Please have a look!

10 May 2014, 16:00 - 02:00


A dense program of performances, lectures, screenings and concerts discussing new formats of performance art at MUMOK - Hofstallung, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria with contributions by Marina Abramovic, bad weather report, Nikolaus Gansterer & Emma Cocker, Sabina Holzer & Jack Hauser, Kozek-Hörlonski & Sir Meisi, Krassimira Kruschkova, Alfred Lenz, Martina Menegon & Stefano D’Alessio, Peter Regner, Barbis Ruder, Anna Vasof, Brigitte Wilfing. Organized by the University of Applied Arts Vienna and curated by Peter Kozek and Brigitte Wilfing. Please find the detailed program folder here.

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, Sergio Cruz, Lisi Estaras, Nikolaus Gansterer, Lenio Kaklea, Vladimir Miller, Dmitry Paranyushkin. Follow the process of the SI project at the studios at the Bijloke, Gent, Belgium.

18 June - 28 August 2010


Opening of an exhibition around the notion of intertextuality at Medienturm Graz with works by Anna Artaker, Miriam Baitala, Nikolaus Gansterer, Joerg Piringer, Michael Kargl, Miriam Laussegger and Eva Beierheimer. Curated by Birgit Rinagl and Franz Thalmair. At 20:00: "entwurf einer grammatik des kontinuums" a sound/text/drawing performance by N. Gansterer and J.Piringer.


9 June - 1 Sept 2010


Presentation of the radical cartography research Nikolaus Gansterer did with students of the University of Applied Arts about the complex transit spaces at the Vienna Airport. A wall display at the CAT Terminal/Wien Mitte shows works by Romana Egartner, Nikolaus Gansterer, Thomas Glänzel, Simone Klien, Evelyn Kuppelwieser, Renate Mihatsch, Patrik Muchenberger, Philippe Rekacewicz, Natasa Siencnik, Nicole Weniger, Anna Werzowa. Opening with Philippe Rekacewicz. Organized by Nikolaus Gansterer.


29 May - 29 June 2010


Opening of a group show on the topic of replica art at Dafen Art Museum, Longgang, Shenzhen, China. Works amongst others by Cameron Gray, Christian Jankowski, Valio Tchenkov, Sascha Pohle, Nikolaus Gansterer, Matthias Meinharter, Mee Ping Leung, Daniel Knorr. Curated by Yang Yong & Teng Fei.


27 May 2010, 20:30

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at the Manege in Moscow, Russia.


20 May 2010, 21:00

Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra at the Kody Festival in Lublin, Poland.

27 March 2010, 20:00


Live performances by Zeitkratzer, Ensemble Accroche-Note and the Vegetable Orchestra at the Spring festival in Monte Carlo.

18 March 2010


Opening of timelab, a new exciting place for research and production in Gent/B, where Nikolaus Gansterer will be artist in residence in 2010.

20 February 2010, 20:00


Live performance with the Vegetable Orchestra at Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.

28 - 31 Jan 2010


A first moment of public presentation of the truely inspiring and challending re-search project on the future of things initiated by Yvonne Droge Wendel at M4Studio Amsterdam. Invited guests: Emilie Gomart, Dieter Roelstraete, Clare Butcher, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Willem van Weelden, Sher Doruff, Hermann Pitz, Ronald van Tienhoven, Robert Stijn, Frans Poelstra, Christel Vesters, René Welker, Maartje Hoogsteyns, Tine Melzer, Kasper Andreasson, Sophie Krier, Fiona Candlin, Noortje Marres, Lucy Kimbell, Jurgen Bey, Michael Portnoy, Ann Meskens, Maartje Hoogsteyns, Nikolaus Gansterer, Zoe Laughlin, Alexander Kraemer. Find more about the Object Research Lab!

15 Jan 2010 - 14 Feb 2010


On the 15th of January at 17:00 opening of a group exhibition at the NOEDOK, Dokumentationsarchiv moderner Kunst, St.Poelten, Austria with artistic work by the winners of the cultural prizes 2009 for fine and media art: Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler, Nikolaus Gansterer, Clemens Fürtler, Constanze Ruhm, Ricarda Denzer, Markus Wintersberger. Opening speech by Carl Aigner, Director of the Kunsthalle, Krems.


16 Dec 2009 - 16 Jan 2010


Babu Gallery and ASAP invites to an exceptional exhibition of Austrian Artists and their works produced in China. Work by Lukas Birk, Karel Dudesek, Sylvia Eckermann, Gerald Nestler, Nikolaus Gansterer, Matthias Meinharter, Ulrike Johannsen, Jasmin Ladenhaufen, Ralo Mayer. Opening on the 16 Dec, 4-7 pm, Babu Gallery, Shenzhen, China.

27 Nov - 29 Nov 2009


Rair#2 invites to a guided tour through Rotterdam art initiatives showing work by Soizic Stokvis, Reinaart Vanhoe, Pascal Schwaighofer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Warren Neidich, Szpilman, Hee-Seung Choi, Elizabeth Rowe, Filip Jonker, Josepha de Jong, Wilma Kun, Dario Aronco, Mathijs Labadie, Rachel Carey, Ina Smits, Ursula Guttmann, Enrique Tomas, Michiel Huijben, Daniela de Paulis. Reserve your seat at the shutle bus!

13 Nov - 4 Dec 2009


Opening and book launch in the framework of the Time Festival with a solo presentation of Nikolaus Gansterer at the Vooruit, Gent, in Belgium. Learn more about the prolific program "Time is a Book" of the festival!

7 Nov - 25 Nov 2009
Opening on Sat, 7 Nov, 4-7pm at Anni Art Gallery, Beijing, China. With works by Lukas Birk, Karel Dudesek, Sylvia Eckermann, Kerstin von Gabein, Nikolaus Gansterer, Matthias Meinharter, G.R.A.M., Michael Hoepfner, Ulrike Johannsen, Ronald Kodritsch, Jasmin Ladenhaufen, Ralo Mayer, Gerald Nestler, Rainer Prohaska, Kamen Stoyanov. Find details about all the art projects at A.S.A.P. !


26 Oct 200, 14:00 - 17:00


Opening at the Vienna Hofburg with works by Clegg&Guttmann, Nikolaus Gansterer /Stefan Geissler, Petra Gerschner, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Thomas Locher, Mladen Stilinović, Hannah Winkelbauer. Curated by Walter Seidl


1 Oct - 1 Dec 2009
Opening of 6 positions of contemporary public art at the Praterstern Vienna on Thu, 1 Oct 2009, 19:00 at Club Fluc, Praterstern, Vienna, Austria. Works by Marita Fraser + Alex Lawler, Sonja Gangl, Nikolaus Gansterer, Christian Mayer, Johannes Vogl, Viktoria Tremmel + Andreas Strauss. More details here!
Curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Walter Seidl, Martin Wagner.


13 - 26 September 2009
Formatted between lab & performative exhibition at the center of attention is what Brian Massumi called creative contagion, a synopsis of various media meeting the architecture of the Vienna Watertower. Through exchange of experimental approaches an open system that tests affirmative-critical work modalities is diffused by the artists: Perrine Bailleux, Bilwa, dy'na:mo, Synes Elischka, Nikolaus Gansterer, Dominik Greil, Mariella Greil, Maike Haeusling, Georg Hobmeier, Sabina Holzer, Martin Lanz, Werner Moebius, Jörg Piringer, Bernadette Reiter, Armin Steiner, Emily Sweeney. Check details about dates, concerts & performances: fluten_09

4 September 2009
White Club invites to the opening of a group show with live performances at the old Mediathek, Salzburg, Austria. With work by Franz Bergmüller, Nikolaus Gansterer, Roman Kirschner, Ralph Kistler, Kai Kuss, Daniel Leidenfrost, Tassilo Letzl, Roland Maumaier, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Antonia Petz, Teresa Präauer, Lea Titz, Larissa Tomassetti, Johannes Vogl, Johannes Kubin, Marianne Lang, Annette Loy, Tamas Oszvaldt, Birgit Pleschberger. Ulla Rauter, Gerald Schicker, Christine Schörkhuber.

25 July - 15 August
is an exhibition to mark the culmination of a radical interdisciplinary research project that brought artists together with acousticians, engineers and social scientists. With work by Peter Cusack, Simon Elvins, Fédération Internationale des Chasseurs de Sons, Nikolaus Gansterer, Stephen Gill,Dan Holdsworth, Jacob Kirkegaard, Camille Norment, Dawn Scarfe, Thomson&Craighead.
Curated by Irene Revell (Electra) & Angus Carlyle (LCC). Preview Friday 24 July 6:30-8:30pm at SPACE, Mare Street 129-131, London.

5 - 12 July
Taking part in the workshop and open lab "Who’s afraid of the in-between?" by Mariella Greil & Werner Moebius in the framework of the Prisma Forum - a festival for performing arts at CENART in Mexico City, Mexico.

25 June - 4 July
Live in concert with the Vegetable Orchestra in Berlin at the Radialsystem, part of a tour through Serbia, Germany and the Czech Republic. Check out the detailed tour dates here!

8 - 10 June
A workshop with Philippe Rekazewicz (Le Monde diplomatique) about forms of mapping between art, politics and manipulation at the Institute for Transmedia Art at the University of Apllied Arts, Vienna. A public lecture with an introduction into the topic takes place on Monday 8th of June at 15:00 at the institute. For the workshop reservation is required. Organised by Nikolaus Gansterer.

9 May, 2009, 20:30
An evening with performances, screenings, readings and streamings by Orla Barry, Wim Cuyvers, Els Dietvorst, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johanna Kirsch and Cherry Smyth. In the framework of the Kunstenfestival des Arts at the Beursschouwburg, Brussels.

7 May 2009
On the 7th of May 18:00 opening of the group exhibition "Reset to Zero" at the REIS project space, Antwerp, Belgium. With artistic work by Jonathan Monk, Lucas Norer, Ernst Trawöger, Riaan van Jaarsveldt, Cevdet Erek, Nikolaus Gansterer. In the framework of the nocturne for contemporary art of Antwerp.

2 May - 27 June, 2009
On the 2nd of May opening of the exhibition at Argos, Centre for Arts and Media, Brussels, Belgium. A project by Orla Barry, Wim Cuyvers, Els Dietvorst, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johanna Kirsch. Production by Firefly/Brussels.

1 May, 2009
On 1 May, Labour Day, The Ever Mass Land organizes a happening at nadine and a guided tour through Brussels where different forms of artistic practice are introduced. Dinner and concerts at the Micronomics festival. With Reseau citoyen, HSB, Codemagazine, De onderneming, Interfaculty group, Kunst in huis, Bolwerk2, Luxemburg, Wendy Van Wynsberghe, Boutique Vizique vzw, Denis & zonen, Zorka Wollny, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johanna Kirsch, Bartaku, Peter Verwimp, Yves Malfliet, Pacôme Beru, Samir Mougas, Pepa Ivanova, Girls on horses, Lara Dhont, Lize Duclaux, Rinus Van De Velde, Lieven Paelinck, Oscar Hugal, Logement, David Maroto, Ninon Brière, Matthieu Fromentin, Filip Gilissen, Lotte Van Den Audenaeren, Riaan van Jaarsveldt, Tamara Van San, Delphine Deguislage.

17 April - 10 May 2009
La Réünion is a residency project which unravels the politics of networking in a historical context of working movements; initiated by bolwerK, invited by nadine. Come and follow the process at the Rue Gallaitstraat 80, Brussels (Schaarbeek), Belgium.

3 April 2009, 19:30
In the frame work of Konturen the Institute for Transacoustic Research will give a performance lecture at the Boecklsaal, University of Technology (TU), Vienna.

24-25 March 2009
Live in concert with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra at the Festival Kontact Sonores, in Chalon, France and at the Theater Festival Tweetakt, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

13 March - 31 December 2009
On the 12th of March opening of a group show in the course of the 100th anniversary of the Technisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Artistic interventions by Miriam Bajtala, Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Oliver Hangl, Birgit Knoechl, Anja Manfredi, David Moises, Werner Reiterer, Gerhard Treml. Curated by section a. & Annina Zwettler. You are welcome to visit my work Memoseum online!

6 March - 25 April 2009
On the 5th of March opening of the group show presenting work by the artists Nikolaus Gansterer, Susanne Kriemann, Marko Lipus, Gernot Wieland, C.I. Brom, Markus Proschek and the scientists Martina Erlemann, Karen Kastenhofer, Milena Bister, ADAM at Kunstraum NOE, Vienna, Austria. Curated by Peter Brandlmayer in the frame work of IWF.

31 January 2009
The Institute for Transacoustic Research will give a sound performance at the Club Transmediale, Berlin.

22 January - 1 March 2009
This years edition of the Berlin based festival Club Transmediale will host a rich program of concerts, lectures, performances, workshops and installations. With work a.o by Daan Brinkmann, Andreas Nicolas Fischer & Benjamin Maus, Raumlabor_berlin, Adad Hannah & Niklas Roy, Nikolaus Gansterer, Luci Links, Jan Rohlf, Soundmuseum.fm, Goodiepal, Platoniq, tag, Lucky Dragons and many more at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien. Check out the detailed day & night program!

19 December 08 - 4 January 09
On the 18th of Dec at 19:00 opening of the group show at and around the KMSKA - Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp. With interventions by Thomas Bayrle, Pierre Bismuth, Nikolaus Gansterer, Caron Geary, Interfacultygroup (Sarah Dewilde, Nico Dockx, Mathias Goyvaerts, Stéphanie Janssens, Jan Mast, Ellen Pil, Helena Sidiropoulos, Jochem Vanden Ecker), Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven. Organized by Ria van Landeghem from error one.

15 November - 13 December 2008
(On Track. Off Track. Memorising the Mid-World. Walking the Fifth-Space.) On the 14th of Nov opening of the exhibition at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna , Austria.
A project by Orla Barry, Wim Cuyvers, Els Dietvorst, Nikolaus Gansterer, Johanna Kirsch. Production by Firefly/Brussels.

14 Nov 2008 – 18 Jan 2009
Young Art/Scene Austria.
On the 13th of Nov opening of the group show presenting work by Ruben Aubrecht, Eva Egermann & Christina Linortner, Gregor Graf, Johanna Kirsch, David Rych, Kamen Stoyanov, Lea Titz, Maria Anwander, Catrin Bolt, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Björn Kämmerer, Constantin Luser, Pia Schauenburg, Misha Stroij, Johannes Vogl, Anna Artaker, Collaborat.at, Nikolaus Gansterer, Leopold Kessler, Mahony, Fabian Seiz, Adien Tirtiaux, White Club. OK-Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria.

4 Nov 2008 – 27 Feb 2009
3rd of Nov, 19:00 opening of the group show with work by Brigitte Kowanz, Nikolaus Gansterer, Krüger/Pardeller, Wolfgang Lehrner, Constantin Luser, Julie Monaco, Julia Schulz.
Curated by Stefan Rothleitner Contemporary at Investkredit, Vienna.

1 Oct – 31 Dec 2008
Being artist in residence in Chengdu at the Southwest Jiao Tong University/ China I will be working with Matthias Meinharter on a film project about the chinese copy industry and replica culture. On the 21st of December at 15:00 we will give a presentation at the university campus about the progress of the project.

29 September 2008, 16-18
Live broadcast of the radio piece 'The Middelheim Interviews' by Nikolaus Gansterer & Paul Hendrikse at Radio Centraal in Antwerp, Belgium. Artist Paul Hendrikse will be studio guest of Leo Reijnders and talk about his work and the project.
Tune in on 106.7 FM and /or listen to the live stream!

23 September 2008, 9:30
Live broadcast of the radio piece 'The Middelheim Interviews' by Nikolaus Gansterer & Paul Hendrikse at RadiaLx 2008 the biannual radio art festival in Lisbon, Portugal.
Tune in and listen to the live stream!

19 September 2008 19:30
The Vegetable Orchestra will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a concert at the Radiokulturhaus, Vienna.
Come, listen and celebrate with us!

11 September - 26 October 2008
Group show at Paraflows - festival for digital art and culture at the MAK/CAT Gegenwartskunstdepot, Gefechtsturm Arenbergpark, Vienna. With work amongst others by Adel Abidin, Nikolaus Gansterer, Eva Grubinger, Mahony, monochrom, Birgit Pleschberger, Constanze Ruhm, Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), Florian Schmeiser, Ruth Schnell, Susanne Schuda, Ubermorgen, Ztohoven. Organized by Judith Fegerl and Guenther Friesinger.

23 August 08
Live performance with the Institut für transakustische Forschung at the charming Reheat festival at Kleylehof 13, Nickelsdorf, Austria.

27 July 08, 23:05 - 23:45
Live broadcast of the new radio piece by Paul Hendrikse and Nikolaus Gansterer on ORF OE1 Kunstradio. With the voices of Elena Cooke, Ida De Vos, Davis Freeman, Joris Kestens, Nikolaus Gansterer, Martin Nachbar, Guillaume Robert, Paul Hendrikse.
Text: Paul Hendrikse, Sound: Nikolaus Gansterer, Production: ORF Kunstradio. Tune in and listen to the search for the traces of a lost utopia!

4 July - 12 July 08
On summer tour with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra through Italy, France and Germany. Check out the dates and venues!

28 June 08, 22:00
A sound performance of the Institut für transakustische Forschung in close collaboration with the Swiss diy-sound collective Elixir at the Festival Belluard, Fribourg, Switzerland.

27 June 08, 21:45
Live in concert with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra at the Festival Belluard, at Bollwerk International, Fribourg, Switzerland.

15 June - 20 July 08
Opening of the group show in the Malkasten Park, Düsseldorf, Germany. Art in the park by Vanessa Conte, Meg Cranston, Finger, Nikolaus Gansterer & Paul Hendrikse, Manuel Graf, Friederike Mainka, Rita McBride, Holger Nickisch, Christoph Schäfer, Rui Chafes, Elmar Hermann, Alex Mertins, Jan Scharrelmann, Max Schulze, Monika Stricker, Christof Zwiener. Curated by Markus Ambach.

24 May 08, 19:00
What would happen if artists took over the Vienna University of Technology for one night?
An evening full of concerts, lecture performances, sound art, and artistic interventions in the framework of the Wiener Festwochen with Werkskapelle Lenzing, Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Patrik Pulsinger, Wagner Feigl Forschung Festspiele, Armin Chodzinski, Hanna Linn Wiegel, David Moises, Momus & Tomoko Miyata, The Heavy, Institut für Angewandte Synthesechemie, DJ funke, Dr. Didi, Nikolaus Gansterer. Curated by Wolfgang Schlag. At the University of Technology (TU), main building, Karlsplatz, Vienna.
Free admission!

18 May 08, 20:00
Live in concert with the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra at the Villa Manin, Centre for Contemporary Art in Codroipo, Udine, Italy.

15 May 08, 20:00
A sound-performance at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the framework of the 5th international Mobile Music Workshop. Concerts will start at 20:00. Check out the rest of the program! Transacoustic research team: Nikolaus Gansterer, Jörg Piringer, Matthias Meinharter, Ernst Reitermaier.

15 May 08, 19:00
Presentation of the new leporello in the framework of my solo show Hypnoramareflex at the Wittmann Lounge at MUMOK, Museum Modern Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien. With a text by Lydia Marinelli, Sigmund Freud Stiftung Museum.

11 May - 21 June 08
Wietske Mass and Nikolaus Gansterer will present a new installation based on their research project of actually distilling a dutch still life painting at the De kleine biennale, Fort op de Ruigenhoeksedijk, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Artists: Helgi Thorsson and Morgan Betz, Harmen Sliep, Mu Xue, Kristof van Gestel, Italo Zuffi, Theo van Meerendonk, Takako Hamano, Pierluigi Pompei, Nikolaus Gansterer and Wietske Maas, Klaas Kloosterboer, Servet Kocyigit and Anthea Bush.
Curated by Mark Kremer.

22 April - 9 September 08
On the 22 April at 19:00 opening of my solo show with installations, video works, drawings and a soundpiece at Wittmann Showroom, Friedrichstraße 10, 1010 Vienna and in the Wittmann Lounge at the MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig.

10 April 08, 21:00
A sticky performance lecture.
Nikolaus Gansterer (live drawing) and Jörg Piringer (sound) will present new evidence about the origin of life and its metabolic power game. Watch out for a fast forward crash course into elementary coherences, missing links and sweet chains of reaction.
At FullFrame Festival, Gartenbau Kino, Vienna, Austria.

3 April - 10 April 08
Group show with work by Stefano Calligaro, Karine Fauchard, Georg Frauenschuh, Robert Freund, Nikolaus Gansterer, Ezara Hoffman, Friedrich Klug, Isabella Kresse, Clemens Leuschner, Nick Oberthaler, Raimund Pleschberger, Fabian Seiz, Elisabeth Wedenig. At Swingr - Raumaufzeit, 1060 Vienna.

16 March - 25 May 2008
– (re)shaping everyday life.
Contributing my drawings to the artistic intervention of bolwerK in the framework of the exhibition PLACE@SPACE. Artists, scientists, architects, engineers and designers make the impact of new technologies visible again and show us how we can use them to make our environment into a place of our own again. With artistic installations of Paul Casaer, Wim Cuyvers, Peter Westenberg i.s.m. Constant, Arturas Valiauga, Irational.org, Egle Rakauskaite, Limite Azero, Ryoji Ikeda, Alice Miceli, Jeremy Wood, Haruki Nishijima, Reconfigurable House Team, GRRR, ... The exhibition includes readings, performances, film, walks, workshops and a book presentation. Art centre Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33, 3500 Hasselt, Belgium.

1 March 2008, 20:00
An evening dedicated to the work of composer Katharina Klement at the Jazzclub Porgy and Bess, Vienna.