BIOGRAPHY


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OLIVIER GUESSELÉ - GARAI

Born 1976 in Paris 
Lives and works in Berlin

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020              
            Kunst – Handwerk, curated by Barbara Steiner and Lea Altner, Kestner Gesellschaft,
            Hanover, DE
            Cornfeld, eingeladen von Heidi Specker, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin, DE
            Kunst – Handwerk, curated by Barbara Steiner and Franciska Zólyom,
            Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig, DE
            The Faculty of Sensing – Thinking With, Through, and By Anton Wilhelm Amo,
            curated by Jule Hilltgärtner, Nele Kaczmarek, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung,
            Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, DE (Bkl)
2019     
            Karavane verschollene Collagen von Hannah Höch, curated by Martin G. Schmid, Jaro Straub, Christl Mudrak, MEWO Kunsthalle Memmingen, Memmingen, DE
Kunst – Handwerk
, curated by Barbara Steiner, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, AT (Cat./Bkl)
And Berlin will always need you, Art, Craft and Concept made in Berlin, curated by Julienne Lorz, Natasha Ginwala, Gropius Bau, Berlin, DE (Bkl)
The MOLAF installement No.21, The Darling Foundry, Montreal, CA
2018
How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions, curated by Ina Dinter, Aleksandra Jach, Antje Majewski, Melanie Roumiguière, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, DE (Cat./Bkl)
Motława Flow Vol.3, In the wild I love Vistula, curated by Agnieszka Brzeżańska, 
            Ewa Ciepielewska, Tomek Pawłowski, Gdańsk City Gallery 2, Gdańsk, PL
            Kyiv Art Fair, Galerie Pola Magnetyczne, Kiev, UA  
            Artmonte-carlo Fair, Galerie Pola Magnetyczne, Monaco, MC
Untragbar. Von der Sehnsucht nach Veränderung, curated by Marjatta Hölz,  
Kunstverein KISS im Schloss Untergröningen, Abtsgmünd-Untergröningen, DE (Cat.) 
2017   
            Salon Zimowy, Galerie Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, PL    
2016  
Art & Anthropology, curated by Heike Fuhlbrügge and Christine Nippe, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin, DE
2015   
STADT/BILD. Image of a City. Fluids. A Happening by Allan Kaprow, 1967/2015, 
Versions by Olivier Guesselé-Garai, Assaf Gruber, Antje Majewski, Agnieszka Polska und Juliane Solmsdorf; Ahmet Ögüt; Alexandra Pirici; Stadt im Regal, curated by Udo Kittelmann and Lisa Marei Schmidt, Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, DE (B) (Cat.) 
            Die Stadt als Detail, curated by Dirk Peuker, Salon am Moritzplatz, Berlin, DE
2014
Voyage Voyage, curated by Antje Majewski, The Wand, Berlin, DE (Bkl.)
2013
Stag Berlin / London, curated by Katrin Plavčak - Cullinan Richards, dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia, IT
The MOLAF installement No.11Blumen Künstlerresidenz , Leipzig, DE
Color Sharks, curated by Melissa Steckbauer, The Wand, Berlin, DE
IMAA 2013-15, Espace d'art contemporain 14°N 61°W, Fort de France, MQ
2012
Chains, curated by Dani Jakob, Gabriel Vormstein, Sebastian Hammwöhner, Horse, Berlin, DE
Malerei der Ungewissen Gegenden, eingeladen von Antje Majewski, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, DE
2011
Kita "the art of playfulism", presented by Dadatek , Panke Space, Berlin, DE
2007
ArtParis - Abu Dhabi international art fair, Galerie Lahumière (Paris), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Triptyque manifestation d'art contemporain, Galerie Lahumière (Paris), Le Grand
Théâtre, Angers, FR (Cat.)
2005 
Salon Réalités Nouvelles N° 59, Parc Floral de Paris, Paris, FR (Cat.) 
St'art international art fair, Galerie Lahumière (Paris), Strasbourg, FR  
2004 
Accrochage 2+2, Galerie Lahumière, Paris, FR  
2003 
Oeuvres Massacrées, Galerie Annie Stansal, Paris, FR 
Festival art & squats 2, Studio Baltazzart Collective, Paris , FR
2002
Apologie Polygonale hommage à Carmelo Arden-Quin, Galerie Claude Dorval, Paris, FR 
Lineart international art fair, Galerie Claude Dorval (Paris), Gent, BE  
Festival art & squats, Studio Baltazzart Collective, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR  
Diversité de l'art Galerie Artitude (Paris), Galerie Prince & Prince, Berlin, DE 
Salon international d'art N° 9, Galerie GNG (Paris), Centre Culturel la Coupole, Saint-Loubes, FR (Cat.) 
2001 
Tendances Abstraites, Galerie Artitude, Paris, FR 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Tak Tak Nem Nem, Galerie Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, PL
The Shadow of the Sun (with Antje Majewski), curated by Aurelia Nowak, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej,Szczecin, PL (Bkl.)
2003 
            Szabadság hommage à Sandor Petőfi, Institut Hongrois, Paris, FR


GRANTS/RESIDENCY
2017
            Bandjoun Station Residency, Bandjoun, CM
            IFA artist contact grant for Cameroon