Olivier Rossel *1977 is an artist, lecturer, publisher, and graphic designer. He lives in Basel, Switzerland, and works in various constellations and forms. His artworks range from drawings and paintings to moving images, circuit-bent electronics, online live-stream happenings, lecture-performances, audio works, printed and digital publications, installations, and participatory art projects.

Olivier is part of Juice & Rispetta art collective with Marcel Freymond and Johannes Willi. At the moment Olivier is setting up the artist-run art space ‚Pilz Welle Lust‚ in Basel-Klybeck with Juice & Rispetta. Since mid 2019 Olivier collaborates with the MADMAX-Experiment at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in München, Germany, where he aims to research dark matter from an artistic point of view in the near future.

Olivier Rossel held lectures and workshops at Institut of Arts FHNW Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, Institute Trends & Identity ZHdK, Zuerich, Schule für Gestaltung B:B Bern & Biel, and at Kunsthalle Zuerich. He has been working at HyperWerk, Institute for Postindustrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland for the past five years where he focussed on process-design and artistic, experimental publishing in and out of the academic context. His lectures «Orbiting», «Less Concentration – More Collision», «Into the why» touch on the subjects of digital loitering and publishing as an artistic and scientific practice.

His latest publications  «Spiegel Antik!» (Edition Haus am Gern) and «FAQ yourself! A speculative Tutorial on how to enter the knowledge market» (Sedici Verlag / Digital Version) both question the use of digital platforms such as eBay and Quora from an artistic point of view.

Olivier Rossel runs Graphic Design Studio-PXP and is a founding Member of Sedici Verlag, Vandalizm Records, and Marmot Music.

For more information on Olivier’s analogue video circuit bending project ‚Iron Computer Mentality‘ visit this Website here.

Olivier is president of the Association Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne and a member of the board of the Centre Pasquart Foundation.


45 salón nacional de artistas Bogotá Colombia, Kunsthalle St.Gallen, Helsinki Club Zürich, Espacio Odeon Bogotá, Museo Jumex Mexico City, Schwarzwaldallee Basel, I Never Read Artbook Fair Basel, Kunstvlaai Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Cabaret Voltaire Zurich, Kunsthalle Basel, Urgent Paradise Lausanne, Les Urbaines Lausanne, Musée d’ethnographie Neuchâtel, Depot Basel, Museo Internazionale E Biblioteca Della Musica Di Bologna, Sonnenstube Lugano, Lokal-Int Biel-Bienne, Espace Libre Biel-Bienne, Manifesta Parallel Events Zurich, Die Diele Zurich, Spazio Morel Lugano, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Plattfon & Stampa Store Basel, Kunsthaus Hamburg, CAC Vilnius Lithuania, Konsulat Prättigau Warschau. (Selection)

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