Olaf Nicolai

Olaf Nicolai studied German Literature and Philology in Leipzig, Vienna, and Budapest and completed his PhD on the Wiener Gruppe. Nicolai’s works and projects have been shown in numerous international solo shows, such as Kunsthalle Wien (2018), Taxispalais Innsbruck (2017), and the German Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015). His works have been awarded the Kunstpreis der Stadt Wolfsburg and received grants from Villa Aurora Los Angeles, PS1 New York, and Villa Massimo. In 2017 he received the Karl Sczuka Prize for Radio Art for In the Woods There Is a Bird…, his contribution to DOCUMENTA 14. In 2018, he was awarded the city of Darmstadt’s Wilhelm Loth Prize. He currently lives and works in Berlin.

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A one day long choreography with an orchestra of bird whistles in public spaces in Dresden. An enactment of the Walter Marchetti piece “The Bird of Paradise. Hunting in the City” (1977).