Olivier Rossel
Hammerstrasse 74
CH-4057 Basel


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Olivier Rossel is an artist and lecturer working in various constellations and forms. Olivier embraces working in open and explorative collaboration and roots his work mainly in inter-, intra-, and or *- disciplinary processes. His artworks range from circuit-bent electronics, live-stream happenings, lecture-performances, experimental audio and video works, printed and digital artistic publications, to augmented reality sculptures.

As a doctoral student at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany, he currently researches dark matter axions from an artistic point of view. Therefore, he collaborates with the MADMAX-Experiment, which is located at the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, Germany, and in the near future at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

Olivier lectured at HyperWerk Institute for Post-industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland for five years and held guest 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.


Olivier is president of the Association Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne, member of the board of Fondation Centre d’Art Pasquart and founding member of Association Terrain Gurzelen. Olivier is part of Juice & Rispetta art collective and artistic co-director of the artist-run art space Pilz Welle Lust in Basel.


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)


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. Thank You!