Artist of the Collection

Oliver Laric

Born in 1981 at Innsbruck, Autriche

Oliver Laric’s research explores new technologies of production, reproduction, and distribution. His sculptures, installations, and online projects focus on the productive potential of copying and remixing and their role in the formation of visual cultures. In the course of a production residency at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris in 2015, he studied various techniques of sculptural reproduction prefiguring 3D scanning technology. In this way, Olivier Laric highlights photosculpture, a little-known technique invented and patented by the engineer François Willème in 1860, which made it possible to produce a highly realistic sculpture in less than two days.

Born in 1981 in Innsbruck, Oliver Laric graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2005). He exhibited at the Vienna Secession in 2016 and at the Kunsthalle Winterthur in 2017. Two solo exhibitions were devoted to him in 2018: at the Metro Pictures gallery in New York and at S.M.A.K., the municipal museum of contemporary art in Ghent.