Oliver Laric

Oliver Laric, Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 2016. Installation view at Cains Brewery. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Oliver Laric, Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 2016. Installation view at The Oratory. Photo: Mark McNulty

Oliver Laric, Untitled, 2014-2015. Photo courtesy of the artist

Oliver Laric, Untitled, 2014-2015. Photo courtesy of the artist

Oliver Laric, Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 2016. Installation view at Cains Brewery. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes

Oliver Laric (born 1981 in Innsbruck, Austria) lives in Berlin, Germany. Laric’s videos, sculptures and installations look at the productive potential of the copy, the bootleg, and the remix, and examine their role in the formation of both historic and contemporary image cultures. Straddling the liminal spaces between the past and the present, the authentic and the inauthentic, the original and its subsequent reflections and reconfigurations, Laric’s work collapses categories and blurs boundaries in a manner that calls into question their very existence. 

For Liverpool Biennial 2016, Laric’s 3-D scans of sculptures from Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery include work by John Gibson (1790–1866), who actively oversaw reproductions of his work in the form of statuettes, cameos and prints. 3-D prints of these scans exist across the Biennial, and data from the scans can be accessed, free, at www.threedscans.com.

His solo exhibitions have been shown at venues such as CCA, Tel Aviv, Israel (2015); Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK (2015); Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany (2014); and ENTRÉE, Bergen, Norway (2014). He has been involved in numerous group exhibitions in venues such as Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia (2015);Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA (2015); and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2014).

Oliver Laric at Liverpool Biennial 2016


Sleeping Shepherd Boy, 2016
3D printed models
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial 
Exhibited at Cains Brewery, ABC Cinema and the Oratory


Various 3D scans of sculptures
Exhibited online at www.threedscans.com

Supported by

Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art

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