Olivier Rossel is an artist, lecturer, publisher, and graphic designer who lives in Basel, Switzerland, and works in various constellations and forms. His artworks range from circuit-bent electronics,
live-stream happenings, lecture performances, audio works, printed publications, installations, and participatory art projects.
Olivier is part of Juice & Rispetta art collective and artistic co-director of the artist-run art space Pilz Welle Lust in Basel. Olivier collaborates with the MADMAX-Experiment at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Munich, Germany, where he aims to research dark matter in the near future.
Olivier Rossel worked and lectured at HyperWerk, Institute for Post-industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland for five years and held lectures at the Institute of the Arts at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Institute Trends & Identity ZHdK, Zürich University of the Arts, Kunsthalle Zürich, and School of the Arts B:B Bern/Biel.
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)
PRICES, RESIDENCIES, ACQUISITIONS, FUNDING
Laureate Extraordinary Cultural Merit, the City of Biel/Bienne, for ‘Terrain Gurzelen’ (2020), laureate Prix Kunstverein, Biel/Bienne (2012). Residencies at Konsulat Prättigau Warsaw (2019), and Atelier Suisse Bruxelles (2012, funded by Fondation Anderfuhren and the city of Biel/Bienne)
Artworks and publications of Olivier Rossel have been acquainted and supported by the City of Biel/Bienne, the Canton of Berne. Artworks produced and performed in Bogotá and Mexico City have been funded by Pro Helvetia.
Olivier is president of the Association Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, member of the board at Fondation Centre d’Art Pasquart and founding member of Association Terrain Gurzelen.