Nikolaus Gansterer lives and works in Vienna and Berlin. He 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 currently lecturer at the Institute for Transmedia Art in the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is internationally active in performances, exhibitions and lectures.
As an artist, Nikolaus Gansterer is deeply interested in the links between drawing, thinking and action. In his visual work, he focuses on mapping processes emerging out of cultural and scientific networks, unfolding their immanent structures of interconnectedness. By rejecting a strict differentiation of these two areas, and through a consequent recombination of methods and settings from both fields, he arrives at distinct lines of connection and division, questioning the imaginary threshold between nature and culture, art and philosophy. Nikolaus Gansterer’s fascination with the complex character of diagrammatic figures has led to his book Drawing a Hypothesis (Springer Wien/New York, 2011) on the ontology of shapes of visualizations and on the development of the diagrammatic view and its use in contemporary art, science and theory.
Some recent exhibitions and 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 and Graphology, M HKA in Antwerp.
appearance at Tuned City
Tuned City Brussels: Lecture-event #2 – Artist presentations