Nikolaus Gansterer, is an artist, performer and researcher interested in the links between drawing, thinking and action. His practice is grounded in a trans-medial approach, underpinned by conceptual discourse in the context of performative visualisation and cartographic representations. He focuses on mapping processes of transience by developing experimental modes of notation and translation. Through a consequent recombination of methods and settings from various fields, he explores lines of connection and division, questioning the imaginary threshold between nature and culture, art and philosophy unfolding their immanent structures of contingency.
Gansterer is author of the book Drawing a Hypothesis - Figures of Thought, (2011) on the ontology of shapes of visualizations and the development of the diagrammatic perspective and its use in contemporary art, science and theory and he is co-author of the book Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, (2017) on the complex character of performative and embodied configurations.
Nikolaus Gansterer (b. 1974 in Austria) lives and works in Vienna. He studied Transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and completed his post-academic studies at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht in The Netherlands. He is cofounder of the Institute for Transacoustic Research and currently guest professor at University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
Nikolaus Gansterer's residency is supported by Bundeskanzleramt Österreich - Kunst und Kultur