Oliver Ressler, There Are No Syrian Refugees in Turkey, 30 min, 2016. Courtesy the artist
Oliver Ressler is a filmmaker and artist based in Vienna, who works on issues such as economics, democracy, global warming and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-three films that have been screened worldwide in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. He had comprehensive solo exhibitions at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Seville; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul and currently at Cultural Centre of Belgrade. Ressler has participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Prague (2005), Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Venice (2013), Quebec (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017), Gothenburg (2019), Stavanger (2019), and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Ressler received the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics in 2016.
As part of the 5th Biennale Internationale de Casablanca, Ressler is creating a new commission produced in collaboration with Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art.