* 1964, currently based: Vienna, Austria
artist and researcher focusing on the impact of global economy and finance.
Gerald Nestler is an artist, writer and researcher who combines theory with video, installation, performance and speech to interrogate financial derivatives and other finance-based methodologies and narratives and their role in current (bio)politics. After graduating from the Academy of fine arts Vienna (1992) he conducted artistic fieldwork as broker and trader (1994-97). He was awarded the Austrian State Scholarship for Visual Art in 2003. His work has been shown internationally. Nestler is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.
His most recent publications include “Mayhem in Mahwah. The Case of the Flash Crash, or, Forensic Reperformance In Deep Time,” in: FORENSIS: The Architecture of Public Truth, Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2014; Making of Finance, coedited with Armen Avanessian, Merve publishers, Berlin, 2015; The Renegade; An Aesthetics of Resolution, text contribution for ISEA. International Symposium on Electronic Arts, 2015; “Finance and Art,” special issue of Finance & Society coedited with Suhail Malik, forthcoming 2016.
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