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Oliver Laric

1981, Innsbruck, Austria

Now work in

, Austria

Oliver Laric (b. 1981, Innsbruck, Austria) is one of the most original new media artists working today. Laric’s practice blurs distinctions between original and reproduction, digital and actual. Since 2008 Laric has been 3D scanning objects, primarily from museum collections, and making them publicly available, free of copyright restrictions. He posts the scans on his website threedscans, where there are nearly one hundred examples—from Renaissance figurative sculpture to bas-relief from an Angkor Wat temple— that can be downloaded and used to endlessly produce new versions.

Underscoring the impact of digital technology on notions of originality, Laric’s artistic expression occurs in the acts of repetition, versioning, and free distribution, in mediums such as film, sculpture, and other forms. He has exhibited at the New Museum, New York; the Prada Foundation, Milan; the Secession, Vienna; the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; the Fridericianum, Kassel; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. among others. His work has been acquired for the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Haubrok Collection, Berlin.

In 2022, Oliver Laric’s solo exhibition Exoskeleton was presented at OCAT Shanghai.

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Kelvin Kyung Kun Park & Oliver Laric Dual Solo Exhibition

2022.02.26 - 05.08 closed

Korean artist Kelvin Kyung Kun Park’s exhibition “When Tigers Used to Smoke” at OCAT Shanghai, unfolds around the shaping of the self; for Austrian artist Oliver Laric’s exhibition entitled, “Exoskeleton” at OCAT Shanghai, his first institutional solo show in China, a trilogy of recent animation films completed between 2014 and 2021 will be presented together for the first time.

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