Nikolaus Gansterer

1974 Born in Klosterneuburg, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna.
Nikolaus Gansterer studied Intermedia art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and finished his postgraduate studies at the Jan van Eyck Academie. Currently he is teaching at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 1998 Gansterer has been occupied with several on-going projects that explore the 'transacoustic'. He founded the Institute for Transacoustic Research and co-founded the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra.

His visual work deals with mapping processes of invisibility, often also in the context of performative acts. In his installation works Gansterer focuses on the translation of processes emerging out of cultural and scientific networks. By rejecting a strict differentiation of these two areas and through a consequent recombination of methods and settings from both fields he arrives at unique lines of connection and division questioning the imaginary threshold between nature and culture, religion, art and civilization.

Some recent presentations 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, Archietcture of Interaction, Chisenhale Gallery London, Hard Rock Walzer, Villa Manin, Udine.

Sendungen im ORF KUNSTRADIO:

27.07.2008: „The Middelheim Interviews“