Curriculum Vitae

NIKOLAUS GANSTERER     ___________>>>__Download CV

 

1974 * Born in Austria. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

 


 

Education:


2005 – 2006  Post-academic studies, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
, The Netherlands

2000 – 2002  MA Visual arts, Transmedia art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

1997 – 2000  Sculpture Studies, Brigitte Kowanz, Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria


1992 – 1997  Anthropology studies, University of Vienna, Austria

 


 

Professional Activities:


Since 2016: Guest Professor at the Center Research Focus, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.

Since 2007: Guest Lecturer at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

Since 1998: founding member of the Institute for Transcoustic Research, Vienna, Austria.

 

Since 2005: lectures, workshops and presentations ao. at ZHdK, Zuerich, Switzerland; the National Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway; Sint Lucas Architecture Academy, Brussels, Belgium; Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Graz, Austria; National Academy of Arts, Bergen, Norway; HEAD - University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland; University of Tuebingen, Germany; École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium; The University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria; A.pass - Centre for Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies, Brussels, Belgium; École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts - Villa Arson, Nice, France; University of Nottingham Trent, Nottingham, UK; the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

 


 



Prizes / Fellowships / Residencies:


2018   Artist in Residence, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium

2017   Artist in Residence, Villa Arson, Nice, France

2016   Artist in Residence, Nassim el Raq, Alexandria, Egypt

2015   34th Graphic Art Competition, Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
2015   Residency at Expo Milano, Italy

2014   Residency at Impulstanz Festival, Vienna, Austria
2014 - 2017 Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line - PEEK artistic research project


2012    Artist in Residence, bmukk studio, Tokyo, Japan


2010    Artist in Residence, timelab, Gent, Belgium


2009    Kulturpreis "Bildende Kunst", Lower Austria


2009    Artist in Residence at  Nadine - laboratory for contemporary arts, Brussels, Belgium


2008   BMUKK Artist in Residence South West Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China


2007    Artist in Residence at Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands  & Air, Antwerp, Belgium

2006    Honorary mention for ”Digital Music”, Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria


2005 - 2006  Jan van Eyck Academie Fellowship, the Netherlands


2004     Art award of the Ministry for Art Culture and Education, Austria


2003     Air 03, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria


2003     States grant for Fine art of the Republic of Austria


2001     Transfer Damascus, Centre for Art and Knowledge Transfer, Vienna & Damascus, Syria

 




Exhibitions / Projects (selection):


2018 (in preparation)
Con-notations (working title), FRAC, Villa Arson, Nice (S)
Cross-Sections (working title), KEX, Vienna

2017
Ephemeral Coherences, Sotheby's, Palais Wilczek, Vienna (S)
Drawing Praxis: Gansterer, Hinsberg, Huck, Gallery Marie-Laure Fleisch, Brussels
Lightness of Matter. Matter of Lightness, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna*
Urban Lights Ruhr, Glaskasten Museum, Marl*


Wien von Oben / Bird's-Eye Vienna, Wien Museum, Vienna*
ba ≠ b + a, MUSA Museum, Vienna*
Argument Place, Stadtgalerie, Bern
Trajectories#2: New Drawing Embodiments, Drawing Hub, Berlin

 

2016

Proxemia, (with Monika Grzymala), Galerie Crone, Vienna (S)

Marseille Résonance, MuCEM, Marseilles

Antenna Futura, KEX Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

Kristalle im Beton, Skulpturenmuseum, Marl

The Minor Gesture, MSK, Ghent*
Drawing Now, Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris*
34th Graphic Competition, Südtiroler Kulturinstitut, Bolzano*

2015

Proxemia, (with Monika Grzymala), Gallery Marie-Laure-Fleisch, Rome (S)
Radical Scores of Attention 2, Winter Lab, TQW Studios, Vienna*

Psychoreographies, Resonances, MUCEM, Marseilles

Plague of Diagrams, ICA, London
12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba*
Drawing Now, Albertina Museum, Vienna*
The Bottom Line, SMAK, Ghent*
Radical Scores of Attention 1, Method Lab II, AILab, Vienna*

A Call for Drawings, BAK - Basis voor actuele Kunst, Utrecht

34th Graphic Competition, Taxispalais, Innsbruck*

A Proposal to Call, KHEX, Vienna
 
2014
From Inner to Outer Shadow, ACF, Istanbul
Correlation, AIL, Vienna
Time (less) signs, ACF, London*
What If, Method Lab I, Impulstanz Festival, Vienna*
Inventing Temperature, KCC, London
Artista Como, Pivo Gallery, Sao Paulo
Beyond The Line, Bonington Gallery, Nottingham*
Drawing Now, Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris
Movement Matters, Kunstverein Goettingen, Goettingen
The Drawing Room, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck*
The Art of Bombing, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana
Nikolaus Gansterer / Katja Davar, PiK / KunstWerkKoeln, Cologne

 

2013
My Brain is in my Inkstand, Cranbrook Museum, Detroit*
4th Athens Biennale, Athens,*
Drafts III, The Drawing Center, New York


Artists in Multifunctions, Gallery Lalit Kala Akademi, New Dehli*


The Drawing Room, Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal*


When Thought becomes Matter, Matter turns into Thought, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (S)*


Thinking Matters, Galleria Marie-Laure Fleisch, Rome (S)*
 
2012


Zeit(lose) Zeichen / time(less) signs, Künstlerhaus, Vienna*


Schaubilder, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld*


Beziehungsweise, Wittmann Showroom, Vienna


A study on knowledge, Forum Stadtpark, Graz


Nicht nur ein Bild, sondern eine ganze Welt, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna*
Play Together, Kunstraum Sellemond, Vienna

 



2011


Lonely at the Top, Graphology#4, MUHKA, Antwerp*


Traces of Spaces, Vooruit Art Centre, Gent (S)*


The Borders of Drawing, Weisses Haus, Vienna*


Connected – Listen to the other side, Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz



 

2010


Story behold. Story be told, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna*


Convection, Dafen Art Museum, Shenzhen

OT - 
Ohne Titel, Medienturm, Graz


Object Research Lab, M4, Amsterdam


Kulturpreisausstellung, Noedok, Dokumentationsarchiv moderner Kunst, St.Pölten



 

2009


Bureau of Found Appropriations, Vooruit, Gent (S)*


Mifan, Anni Art Gallery, Beijing*


Sound Escapes, Space Gallery, Electra, London*


The Stone Road, Argos, Brussels*


Structures, Club Transmediale, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin*


Quergeblickt, Technisches Museum, Vienna*


Konturen, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna*



 

2008


Am Sprung/Young Art Scene Austria, OK - Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz


The Stone Road, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna


Paraflows / Utopia, MAK, Depot of Contemporary art, Vienna


Parcours Interdit, Malkasten Park, Düsseldorf


Hypnorama Reflex, Wittmann Showroom & MUMOK, Vienna (S)


Kaap, Fort Ruigenhoeksedijk, Kl.Biennale, Utrecht


Projektor, Mama Showroom, Rotterdam

 



2007

Hard Rock Walzer, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Udine*


Science Fictions, Gallery Czarna, Warsaw


Down to Earth, K12 Galerie, Bregenz & ACF, Krakow


Global Players, Art stripe, Börse, Vienna (S)


Fresh Trips, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck

*
Wrong time, Wrong place, Tent, Rotterdam


Bioforms, Cheapart Gallery, Athen*
Artmart, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna
Kunstambassade, Pictura Drawing Center, Dordrecht



 

2006


Riss/Lücke/Scharnier, Galerie nächst St. Stephan / Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna


Resonances, Stuk, Leuven / Artis, Den Bosch


Potential Dialogues, RCM Art Museum, Nanjing*


Grounded, E:vent Gallery, London


Stained Perception, X.perimenta 06, Prater Planetarium, Vienna*


Gezeichnet, Niederösterreichisches Landesmuseum, St.Pölten*


Profiler, Futura Project/ Karlin Studios, Prague


2005


Architecture of Interaction, Chisenhale Gallery, London / Veemvloer, Amsterdam
Zero Bending, P74 Galerie, Ljubljana (S)
Profiler, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna
Living and Working in Vienna II, Kunsthalle, Vienna*
Trichtlinnburg, Salzburger Kunstverein / JVE Maastricht / CCA Tallinn*
Spaciously, ACF, Warsaw*
Update, Künstlerhaus,Vienna
Theoremkollektor, Transeuropa MQ, Wien (S)



 

2004
Breaking the Visual, Steirischer Herbst, Graz*
Mapping II, Mess Hall, Chicago
Spacemakers, Lothringer13, München*
Vom Rand der Dinge Sprache leihen, Auto, Vienna (S)



2003
Synapsentankstelle, Galerie 5020, Salzburg (S)
Die Zeichnung als Frage, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Take_off, Forum Stadtpark, Graz*
Transfer Damaskus, Project Space, Kunsthalle Vienna / Mücsarnok, Budapest*
Zugluft, Vienna Special, Art Zürich, Zürich



2002
Grazintern, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
Memory Bank, Galerie Engelhorn, Vienna
You Are Here, Free Manifesta, Manifesta 4, Frankfurt/M.*
 
2001
Emerging Artists, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg*(S)
Starproject, Karajan Zentrum, Vienna*

2000
ChryslerGreissler, Galerie Engelhorn, Vienna
transpackaging, Kulturzentrum Minoriten, Graz

 




Performances / Lecture-Performances (selection):

 

2017

Trajectories#1, New Drawing Embodiments, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
On Specificity and On How-ness, Art Academy, Helsinki
Drawing Between the Lines: Towards Embodied Diagrammatics, Nida Art Colony, Vilnius


2016

Labor der Plötzlichkeit, AILab, Vienna
Parkomania, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

Choreo-graphic Figures, Body Diagrams, ImPulsTanz Festival, AILab, Vienna

A Translecture on Minor Gestures, (with Erin Manning), MSK - Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent
The Map is (not ) the Territory, Nassim el Raq#6, Alexandria, Egypt
Embodied Diagrams, Spring Lab, TQW Studios, Vienna


2015
Psychoreographies, MUCEM, Marseilles

Artist Philosphers, Nietzsche Diagrams (with Dieter Mersch), TQW, Vienna

Drawing Light Echoes From Inner To Outer Shadows, SMAK, Ghent

The Project Makers, MQ, Vienna

Drawing Matters Other Others, Albertina Museum, Vienna

Problems - Drawing Conclusions. A PingPong (with Karin Harrasser), TQW, Vienna
Translectures, Open Forum, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Reading Nietzsche, Artlab #1, TQW, Vienna
Translecture, Are you alive or not?, Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
 
2014
No/Things, Scores 9, TQW, Vienna


Parenthesis Un/Conference, Sarn, HEAD, Geneva


Performance Lecture on Body Diagrams, University, Tuebingen


Translecture on Contingencies, Revolving Stars & Shaky Grounds, Festpielhaus, Dresden


Drawing on Drawing, Open Festival, Museumsquartier, Vienna


Translecture on Transluciferation, Artista Como, Pivo Gallery, Sao Paulo


The Lures of Speculation, Scores 8, TQW, Vienna
 
2013
Die Wette – eine Untersuchung über Zweifel, Kontingenz und Sinn in Ökonomie und Gesellschaft") at the Foreign Affairs Festival, KW Institute for Contemporary Art and Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin
Linienscharen, Würtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

 

2012
Hearing Cage, Zeit-Ton extended, Ö1 Hoerspielstudio, ORF Funkhaus, Vienna
Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis #5 Forum Stadtpark, Graz
Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis #4, Lehrerzimmer, PROGR, Bern
Drawing a Hypothesis - Die Materialität der Diagramme, NGBK, Berlin

2011
Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis #3, MHKA, Antwerp
Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis #2, KNAW, Amsterdam
Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis #1, Kunsthalle, Project Space, Vienna
De-Stilling a Still Life, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

2010


Entwurf einer Grammatik des Kontinuums, Medienturm, Graz


Hors Pistes, Centre Pomidou, Paris

 



2009

Liquid Signs, Fluten 09, Watertower, Vienna


Who is afraid of the in between, Prisma Forum, Mexico City, Mexico


Drawn to nowHere, Beursschouwburg, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels


Translecture, Club Transmediale, Berlin


Translecture, Konturen, Boecklsaal, Technical University, Vienna



 

2008

Transacoustic Research, Belluard Festival, Fribourg


Sirupture, Fullframe Film Festival, Gartenbaukino, Vienna


Projekt 88, Porgy&Bess, Vienna

 



2007

Asymptotische Versuchsanordnungen, Musikprotokoll Graz


Cut 'n Splice, Festival for Contemporary Music, Huddersfield


Transacoustic on Tour, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck; Logos Foundation Ghent; BainConnective, Brussels; Air-Antwerp, Antwerp.

Harvesting the Tree of Knowledge, Artis Gallery, DenBosch & Jacobihaus, Düsseldorf



 

2006


Translecture, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna


The Basement Lecture, OpenWeek, JVE, Maastricht


Green Tones, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore



 

2005


Paradox, Expodium, Utrecht


Moving Patterns, ACF, New York


Sonar Festival, MOCBA, Barcelona

 



2004


Synapsis, Luitpold Lounge, Munich


Projekt 88, Cube, Institute for Electronic Music, Graz

Transakustik A-Z, Festival Wien Modern, Vienna



 

2003


New Earports, Dunker Arts Centre, Helsingborg


Green Tones, Royal Festival Hall, London

 



2002

Hellgrün, Kulturamt, Düsseldorf



 

2001


Outpost, MAK, Vienna / Podewil, Berlin / Kunstpavillion, Innsbruck / Placard, Paris
 



Projects in Public Space / Commissions:


2017    Urban Lights Ruhr Festival, Marl

2016    Fluca - Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Sariev Contemporary / Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv
2016    The Map is (Not) the Territory, Nassim elRaq Festival, Alexandria,
2014    Inherent Contingencies, WWTF, Vienna
2014    Income Dance, Imagetanz Festival, Brut, Vienna


2012    Libra - Balancing the Invisible, JZ Korneuburg

2010    Radical Cartography - Mapping the Terminal, CAT/Airport Vienna


2009    Urban Signs/Local Strategies, Public space project, Praterstern, Vienna


2008    Parallel Circuits, art/science/music, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna

2006    Wechselschattenspeicher, Forum NÖ, St.Pölten, Austria


2001    Fremde Dezibel, Festival der Regionen, Linz*


2001    REC, University of applied Arts, Vienna


2000    Menschenstromverstärker, Stadtpark, Vienna



 



Publications:

 

Monographs

2017 'Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line', Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker, Mariella Greil (eds.), Edition Angewandte, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston. ISBN 978-3-11-054660-6
2017    

2017 'Drawing a Hypothesis – Figures of Thought', Nikolaus Gansterer (ed.), 2nd corrected edition, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston. ISBN 978-3-11-054661-3

2013   'When Thought Becomes Matter and Matter Turns Into Thought', Nikolaus Gansterer, Christiane Krejs (Eds.), Cat. Exhib., Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-9503599-2-9
2011     'Drawing a Hypothesis – Figures of Thought', Nikolaus Gansterer (Ed.), Springer Verlag, Vienna/ New York. ISBN 978-3-7091-0802-4

Academic book chapters (peer-reviewed)
2017>    'Choreo-graphic Figures: Vitality Gestures and Embodied Diagrammatics', in collaboration with Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil, forthcoming in: 'Body Diagrams', (Eds). Alexander Gerner and Irene Mittelberg, John Benjamin, Amsterdam.
2016     'How to Collaborate? - Questioning Togetherness in the Performing Arts', Silke Bake, Peter Stamer, Christel Weiler (Eds.), Passagen Verlag, Vienna. ISBN 9783709201725


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)
2016    'Notion of Notation >< Notation of Notion', article/artists' pages in collaboration with Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil in: Performance Research, 'On An/notation'. ISSN: 1352-8165
2015    'Choreo-graphic Figures: Beginnings and Emergences' article in collaboration with Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil, in: 'ruuukku, Finnish Journal of Artistic Research', On Process. DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2015.1111053

Contributions for publications / catalogues: (Selection) 


2017    'Manufactories of caring space–time', Catherine de Zegher et al (Eds.), Cat. Exhib., MSK, Ghent. ISBN 978-90-8270-350-4
2017    'SCORES N°6: no/things', Gabrielle Cram, Walter Heun, Krassimira Kruschkova, Lejla Mehanovic, Yasamin Nikseresht (Eds.), TanzQuartierWien, Vienna.

2017   'Lightness and Matter. Matter and Lightness', Christiane Krejs (Ed.), Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-903153-39-4

2017    'Wien von Oben. Die Stadt auf einen Blick', Sandór Békési, Elke Doppler (Eds.), Metroverlag, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-99300-303-6

2017    '(Applied) Foreign Affairs', Baerbel Mueller (Ed.), Birkhaeuser, ISBN 978-3-0356-0878-6

2016    'Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet, Possible Content for 18 Pages', Franz Thalmair (Ed.), Revolver Publishing, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-95763-101-5
2015     'Psychoreographies', in: GAGARIN Magazine #31, Wilfried Huet (Ed.), Gaga, Antwerp.

2015     'Contemporary Code – Artistic Research', Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Romana Schuler (Eds.) Cat. Exhib., University of Applied Arts, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-9504140-1-1
2015     'Nikolaus Gansterer' and Jan-Philipp Frühsorge, in: Fukt#14 Magazine, Björn Hegardt (Ed.), Berlin.
2015    'The Bottom Line', M. Germann, P. van Cauteren (Eds.), Cat. Exhib., S.M.A.K., Mercatorfonds, Ghent. ISBN 9789462300965
2015    'Drawing Now: 2015', Klaus A. Schröder, Elsy Lahner (Eds.), Cat. Exhib., Albertina, Munich. ISBN: 978-3-7774-2408-8
2014     'Writing Scores', Lilia Mestre, Elke Van Campenhout (Eds.), Apass, Brussels.

2014     'Fluc - Tanz die Utopie!', M. Wagner, U. M. Probst, P. Nachtnebel (Eds.), Falter Verlag, Vienna, 2014. ISBN 9783854395249
2014        'Figuren der Gewalt', Lars Friedrich, Karin Harrasser, Joseph Vogl (Eds.), diaphanes. ISBN 978-3-03734-437-8

2013     'Schaubilder', (Ed.) Thomas Thiel, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Sternberg Press, Berlin. ISBN: 978-3-943365-73-3
2012     'Kartographisches Denken', C. Reder (Ed.), Edition Transfer, Springer WienNewYork. ISBN: 978-3709109946
2011     'An envelope for arts, sciences, politics and us'. V. Deifel, B. Kraeftner, V. Widrich, (Eds.), Springer Verlag, 2011. ISBN: 3709109892
2011         'Content/Form/Im-material', Context.net., Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg. ISBN 13: 9783869841878
2010         'Rift/Gap/Hinge', Dunst & Pamminger (Eds.), Verlag Scheidegger & Speiss, Zurich. ISBN 978-3-85881-301-5

2011    'Taking from.Leaving in.Moving on. Mapping Urban Nomadism', Renate Mihatsch (Ed.), Revolver Publishing, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-86895-137-0
2009         'Parole#1, The Body of the Voice', Annette Stahmer (Ed.), Salon Verlag, Cologne. ISBN 978-3-89770-320-9

2009         'Öffentliche Kunst. Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Niederösterreich, Band 9 / Public Art Lower Austria, volume 9', Katharina Blaas-Pratscher (Ed.), 2009, Springer, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-211-99013-1

2009    'Fresh Trips', (Eds.), Stefan Bidner & Roland Maurmair, Folio Verlag, Vienna. ISBN 978-3852565071

2008     'Raumzeitpunkte sind Ereignisse / Events are points in Spacetime', Gerald Bast, Brigitte Kowanz (Eds.), University of Apllied Arts, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-85211-149-0

2007        'Autumn Leaves', Angus Carlye (Ed.), Double Entendre
. ISBN 09548074-3-X
2006    'An Architecture of Interaction', Yvonne Droge Wendel (Eds.), Amsterdam, 2006. ISBN978-90-9022039-0
2006         'Going Aerial', Monika Bakke (Ed.), Jan van Eyck Publications, Maastricht. ISBN: 9789072076779

2006     'Checkpoint' Charley, Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick (Eds.) BB4, KW Berlin.  ISBN 3-9804265-6-4

2005   'Tresholds, Microcosms', Mechtild Widrich (Ed.), MIT Press, Chicago.

2004    'Sonic', Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-89955-040-5

2003    'Transfer Damaskus, Urban Orientation', Christian Reder & Simonetta Ferfoglia (Eds.), Springer Verlag, Vienna/New York. ISBN: 978-3211004609

2003    'Transacoustic Research', Nikolaus Gansterer, Joerg Piringer (Eds.) Forum  Stadtpark. Graz. ISBN 3−901109−08−0

2004    'Wien Modern 04,' Berno Odo Polzer (Ed.), Pfau Verlag, Vienna, ISBN 3-89727-278-4

2002    'The Essence02', Gerald Bast (Ed.) University of Applied Arts,Vienna,. ISBN 9783852110998

2001    'Starproject, Neue Wege des Audiovisuellen', Karajan Centrum, Vienna.

2001    Emerging Artists, Sammlung Essl, Edition 10, Klosterneuburg.
 




Biography:


Nikolaus Gansterer studied Transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and completed his post-academic studies at the Jan van Eyck Academy at Maastricht, in The Netherlands. He is cofounder of the Institute for Transacoustic Research and the sound-collective The Vegetable Orchestra. Currently he is lecturer at the Institute for Transmedia Art and guest professor at the Zentrum Fokus Forschung at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. 2014 - 2017 he is heading the inter-disciplinary artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line funded by the PEEK-programme of the Austrian Science Fund.

As an artist and performer, Nikolaus Gansterer is deeply interested in the links between drawing, thinking and action. His practice is grounded in a trans-medial and trans-disciplinary approach, underpinned by conceptual discourse in the context of performative visualization and cartographic representations. He focuses on mapping processes of transience by developing experimental modes of notation and translation. Through a consequent recombination of methods and settings from various fields, he arrives at unique lines of connection and division, questioning the imaginary threshold between nature and culture, art and philosophy unfolding their immanent structures of contingency.

Gansterer is author of the book Drawing a Hypothesis - Figures of Thought, (Springer, 2011) on the ontology of shapes of visualizations and the development of the diagrammatic perspective and its use in contemporary art, science and theory and he is co-author of the book Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, (De Gruyter, 2017) on the complex character of performative and embodied configurations.

Nikolaus Gansterer is internationally active in performances, exhibitions and lectures. Some recent presentations of his work include: Living and Working in Vienna II, Kunsthalle, Vienna; Sonar Festival, CCCB, Barcelona; Moving Patterns, ACF, New York; Trichtlinnburg, Salzburger Kunstverein/ JVE Maastricht/ CCA Tallinn; Architecture of Interaction, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Hard Rock Walzer, Villa Manin, Udine; Potential Dialogues, RCM Art Museum, Nanjing; Wrong time, Wrong place, Tent, Rotterdam; The Stone Road, KHEX, Vienna and at Argos, Brussels; Structures, Transmediale, Bethanien, Berlin; Sound Escpaes, Space Gallery, London; Mifan, AnniArt Gallery, Beijing; Story behold. Story be told at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Graphology, M HKA in Antwerp; Berliner Festspiele; Scores, TQW, Vienna; Artista Como, Pivo Gallery, Sao Paulo; Drawing Now, Albertina Museum Vienna; 12th Habana Biennial, Cuba; The Bottom Line, SMAK, Ghent; Psychoréographies, MUCEM, Marseilles; The Minor Gesture, MSK Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent.

 

www.gansterer.org

 


 

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