Oliver Laric was born in Austria and currently resides in Berlin. His work interrogates historical and contemporary notions of image hierarchies by mining the productive potential of typically subordinate or marginal image-forms; the copy, the bootleg, and the remix. In 2006, he co-founded the influential contemporary art blog VVORK. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Oliver Laric: Lincoln 3D scans, The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire (2014); alienate/demonstrate/edit, Artspace, Auckland (2012); Villa du Parc Centre d’art Contemporain, Annemasse, France (2012); In Other Words, NGBK, Berlin (2012), Lilliput, High Line, New York (2012); Kopienkritik, Skulpturhalle Basel (2011); You don’t love me anymore, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2011); Music for Insomniacs, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico D.F. (2011); Priority Moments, Herald Street, London (2011); Memery, Mass MoCA, (2011). He has a forthcoming exhibition at Secession, Vienna (2016).
Laric’s project with The Lincoln Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire, came about from a Contemporary Art Society Annual Award in 2012, with funding to scan sculpture from the museum’s collection in order to openly publish the resulting 3D models online. These digital models are available to download and use, free from copyright restriction, with the aims of making the collection available to an audience outside of its normal geographic proximity and to treat the objects as starting points for new works. The first scans have been made available at www.lincoln3dscans.co.uk and further pieces will continually be added.