Oliver Laric was born in 1981 in Innsbruck, Austria, and lives and works in Berlin. He will have upcoming one-person exhibitions at Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; St. Louis Museum of Art; S.M.A.K., Ghent; and Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany. He has had additional one-person exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; Austrian Cultural Forum, London; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was included in the 2015 New Museum Triennial and the 2016 Liverpool Biennial. He has also participated in group exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunstverein München; and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams.
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