Oliver Lutz’s work explores conditions surrounding the individual including methods by which s/he is understood and defined through media and technology. His projects – which often involve installation, painting, video, performance, drawing and notation – raise questions about culturally conditioned rituals, myths, social interaction, and the viewer’s customary relationship to looking at art, to deconstruct and reconfigure normal codes of viewer, subject, and representation.
His work has been exhibited internationally at the Tate Modern (London), S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art (Gent, Belgium), Wurttembergischer Kunstverein (Stuttgart, Germany), MARTa Museum (Herford, Germany), FILTER projectraum (Hamburg, Germany), i8 (Reykjavík, Iceland), and throughout the United States, at Artpace (San Antonio, TX), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Broad Art Center (Los Angeles), and in New York at The Kitchen, Apex Art, and Scaramouche Gallery.
He studied at the National Academy of Film and Television in Prague while completing his B.F.A. in Painting and Multi-media at Cornell University in 1996. He received his Masters of Science in Visual Studies from MIT’s Department of Architecture in 2006 and was the recipient of the IV International Painting Prize Diputación de Castellón in 2007. He has been a resident artist at The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada) and Fogo Island Arts Corporation (Newfoundland, Canada) and a faculty lecturer at Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.