Olivier Rossel
Artist Researcher

Hammerstrasse 74
CH-4057 Basel


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Olivier Rossel (he him his) *1977 is an artist and lecturer working in various constellations and forms. Olivier embraces working in open explorative collaborations and roots his work in post-disciplinary processes. His artworks range from digitally coded artworks, circuit-bent electronics, live-stream happenings, performances, experimental audio, and video works, artistic publishing in the form of zines, books, and vinyl records, to augmented reality sculptures.

As a doctoral student at the Chair of Technoscience Studies at Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany, Olivier currently researches QCD dark matter axions from an STS-inspired artistic perspective. Therefore, he collaborates with the MADMAX-Experiment, which is located at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, the DESY in Hamburg, and at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Olivier lectured at Institute for Post-industrial Design for five years and held guest lectures at the Institute Art Gender Nature at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland. Further he held lectures and workshops at the Institute Trends & Identity ZHdK, Zürich University of the Arts, Kunsthalle Zürich, Propädeutikum Kunst & Design, SfG Bern/Biel, HEK Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel, and K’Werk Basel.


45 salón nacional de artistas Bogotá Colombia, Kunsthaus Pasquart Biel, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 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 Zürich, 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, Manifesta Parallel Events Zürich, Die Diele Zürich, Spazio Morel Lugano, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Plattfon & Stampa Store Basel, Kunsthaus Hamburg, CAC Vilnius Lithuania, Konsulat Prättigau Warschau, among many others


Olivier is president of the Association Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, a member of the board of Fondation Kunsthaus Pasquart, and a founding member of the association Terrain Gurzelen. Olivier is part of Juice & Rispetta art collective and co-directs artist-run art space Pilz Welle Lust in Basel.


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, Christoph Merian Stiftung, and Pro Helvetia.