Olivier Ratsi

Associated person(s) Joanie Lemercier
Romain Tardy
URLsArtist's page (en)
Wikipedia (fr)

Group exhibition2019Fiction and FabricationMAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology)Lisbon (PT)
Festival2018Microwave International New Media Art FestivalExhibition HallCentral (HK)
Solo exhibition2018Point(s) de Vues(s)Dostyk PlazaAlmaty (KZ)
Group exhibition2016Lumière et MouvementGalerie Denise RenéParis (FR)
Festival2016Oddstream FestivalHonigcomplexNijmegen (NL)
Solo exhibition2016Pêle-MêleWood Street GalleriesPittsburgh (US)
Solo exhibition2015Anarchitecture TokyoAtsukobarouh GalleryTokyo (JP)
Solo exhibition2015D'Echolyse à PerspicereBiennale Internationale des Arts Numériques Mémo / Galerie CharlotParis (FR)
Group exhibition2015Vers une architecture de lumièreLa ChartreuseVilleneuve-lès-Avignon (FR)
Group exhibition2014Wonder of FantasyNational Taiwan Museum of Fine ArtsTaichung (TW)
Festival2014Berlin AtonalBerlin (DE)
Festival2013Festival Proyecta OaxacaOaxaca (MX)
Group exhibition2011Festival Croisement, Augmented SensesThe Oct Art & Design GalleryShenzhen (CN)
Festival2008Festival MappingCentre d’Art Contemporain de GenèveGeneva (CH)
Solo exhibition2007X vs YGalerie Ars LongaParis (FR)

2007 - 2016


Paris, France
Label "Anti-VJ" mit Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy, Yannick Yacquet.

2007 - 2016


, France


Olivier Ratsi (b.1972) creates site-specific art and immersive installations using light and mapping video projections. In his work he explores reality, time, space and matter as a series of intangible informative notions. Focusing on the experience of reality and its representations, as well as the perception of space, he conceives works that encourage the viewer to question their own interpretation of what is real.

Ratsi’s works are not specifically aimed to unleash emotions or to perturb the senses, but rather to work as a catalyst for different points of view and cultural and psychological references. As part of his process, Ratsi creates systems that deconstruct spatio-temporal reference points. Fascinated with the vanishing point and the role of optical perspective in the history of art, from his meticulous studies of spatial representation, combined with technical and scientific knowledge, Ratsi is able to understand and distort the perception of space: “I override perspective conventions in order to break with the ‘normality’ in front of us — that which seems obvious at first glance. Challenging perspective allows me to ask questions on many different levels about our own perceptions.”

Ratsi is known as one of the co-founders and former member of the artist collective AntiVJ.

https://www.seditionart.com/users/olivier-ratsi (16.02.2020)



Light Sculpture photo Light Sculpture 2008 Olivier Ratsi 
Onion Skin photo Onion Skin 2017 Olivier Ratsi