GEWALT By Oliver Sann, Assistant Professor presented as part of his Contract Review toward Tenure in the Department of Photography. All faculty, students and staff are invited.
Oliver Sann will speak about his latest, upcoming monograph "The Bio-Adaptor", slow and other forms of violence, methadone, the Archaeopteryx, mephistopheles, litigious traders, censorship, the night of the world, militarization of the civil society, supercomputer, poodles, Kaspar Hauser, Hannah Arendt’s idea of the faculty of judgement, and an Okapi named Hiari.
Oliver Sann has received his MFA from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the NGBK (New Society for Visual Arts) Berlin, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, the Fotomuseum Antwerp, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Museum Folkwang, Essen, the Seoul Museum of Art, Museum Ludwig, Köln and the Fotomuseum Winthertur in Switzerland. As part of the collaborative Geissler/Sann, he has received the Videonale Award, Museum of Art, Bonn, the Herman-Claasen-Award Cologne, the Video Art Award, Glaskasten, Marl, and grants from the Elisabeth Cheney Foundation and the Graham Foundation, Chicago. Recently featured group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Photography Biennial Dubai and International Photoszene Cologne. Sann has participated in the Anthropocene Campus at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and organized by Max Planck Institute, Berlin and is part of the initiative Deep Time Chicago. Upcoming in 2017 is his fourth monograph entitled "The Bio-Adaptor" and solo exhibitions at Gallery Thomas Taubert Berlin and Gallery Cindy Rucker NYC.