Gerald Nestler




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Presentations, (performative) lectures, podcasts, conferences, panel discussions, workshops (selection)

Forensics and Finance: Metadata Resolution and the Performativity of Finance
A talk as part of The School of Materialist Research’s first Special Program: "Essays on the Architectonic Body." Online,  March 11, 2022.

The Future is Public: Activism in the Age of Platform Capitalism
A panel discussion on Platform Urbanism with Slutty Urbanism, Gerald Nestler and Into the Black Box, chaired by Carmen Lael Hines. August 28, 2021. Garden of the Austrian Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Venice. Part of the Curators Collective Midissage.

The Derivative Condition
Online workshop by Diffractions Collectivewith Gerald Nestler and members of the Economic Space Agency/Robin Hood DAO in the framework of UROBOROS Festival - Designing in Troubling Times, May 18, 2021.

The Derivative Condition w/Gerald Nestler
A podcast by Dustin Breitling for the Blog and Lecture Series Diffractions Collective, February 6, 2021.

rA/Upture: xenofuturities_specters_anachrony
A conference by adO/Aptive. Online and at nadalokal, Vienna, October 3-4, 2020. 

The Spectrality of Future in Finance
Video-podcast with Daniel Hüttler and Zsolt Miklósvölgyi in the context of Leaning on the Past, Working for the Future, an online exhibition / program curated by Krisztina Hunya, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, Márió Z. Nemes. Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, June 4 - July 17, 2020. 

Crises, Cracks and Openings. The technopolitics of COVID-19
A Technopolitics Evening held on Zoom with Brian Holmes (Chicago), Lucas Bambozzi and David Sperling (São Paulo), Udi Edelman and Tsila Hassine (Tel Aviv). April 21, 2020.


Technopolitics Salon @ Artist Residence Herzliya. A conversation on Method. With Udi Edelman, Tsila Hassine, Ran Kasmy Ilan, Lior Zalmansson, Mushon Zer-Aviv and the audience. Feb. 29, 2020.


Raging Bull. The making and unmaking of entanglements in finance and other data-driven spheres. Pistori Palace, Bratislava. Part of Artifical Entanglement, a series of lectures on art and technology in contemporary society. Robota - Center for Advanced Studies. Nov. 28, 2019.


Exhibition Parcours Talks. Vienna Art Week. Gerald Nestler and Sylvia Eckermann in conversation with Friedrich von Borries (architect and curator, Berlin). Nov. 17, 2019.

Asymmetries, noise and resolution in finance and other algo spaces. Artist talk. Digital Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna. Oct. 31, 2019.

DEEP HORIZON: The Culture of Forecasting. Technopolitics@Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. Oct. 17-19, 2019.

Algorithmic Cognition and the Turn from Representative to Performative Power. Performative lecture, with Haim Bodek and Sylvia Eckermann. Hysterical Mining, Vienna Biennial, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. Sept. 27, 2019.

Artist talk, ISEA 2019. With Sylvia Eckermann. Gwangju. June, 27, 2019.

Fabulous Entanglement. Keynote, Royal College of Art, London. Jan. 29, 2019.

The Pit. Lecture Performance, with Haim Bodek and Sylvia Eckermann. Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn, Angewandte Innovation Lab, University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Dec. 15, 2018.

Technopolitics SIGraDi 2018 conference. Lecture and workshops, University of Sao Paolo, Sao Carlos, Brazil. Nov. 5-8, 2018.

The Future of Demonstration. Season 2. Seminars and panels. Host and speaker. Atelier Augarten, Vienna. Oct. 20-25, 2018.

Entropy. Panel discussion, Künstlerhaus.1050, Vienna. May 24, 2018

Pod save Austria. Addressing the State of the Nation(s). Live radio and podcast. Curated by Alexander Martos. With Elena Esposito, Joseph Vogl, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna. May 17, 2018.


1948 Unbound. Unleashing the technical present. Technosphere 2015-2019. Talks in the SWITCHES and TOKENS sections, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2017.


The Future of Demonstration. Season 1. Seminars and panels. Host and speaker. Reaktor, Vienna. Oct. 31 - Nov.9, 2017.

Finance and Society, special issue on Art and Finance. Journal launch at Goldsmiths, London. With Suhail Malik. Feb. 7, 2017.

Technopolitics – Tracing Information Society – a Timeline: New Paradigms. Talk and panel discussion, ever elusive - 30 years of transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Feb. 3, 2017.

INSTANTERNITY. Presentation + Q&A on the artistic research project. With Haim Bodek and Sylvia Eckermann, moderated by Mark Tribe. Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Jan 24, 2017.

Finance and Society, special issue on Art and Finance.
Journal launch at P!, New York. Jan. 15, 2017.

Lecture and conversation with Elie Ayache. Volatility Research Group, The New School, New York. Nov. 30, 2016.

The Politics of Resolution. Lecture and discussion; in collaboration with Parallax Drift faculty member Victoria Ivanova, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach. Nov. 11, 2016.

FORUM ALPBACH. "New Enlightenment". Financial Market Symposium. Keynote and panel discussion with Paul Mason and Agnes Streissler-Führer (chair). Sept. 1, 2016.

Die Informationsgesellschaft. Von der Macht des algorithmischen Denkens. A Radiokolleg feature by Armin Medosch >> June 13 - 16, 2016.

ISEA 16 Hongkong. Artist talk (with Sylvia Eckermann). May 20, 2017.

Die Algorithmisierung der Zukunft?
Talk followed by a discussion with Gunter Dunkel (CEO of NORD/LB bank). In the framework of the exhibition Digital Archives, Kunstverein Hannover in cooperation with Basis Zwei, Pit Noack. March 23, 2016.

The Necessary Book is Substracted from Chance. Talk and Book Launch, Elie Ayache, The Medium of Contingency: An Inverse View of the Market (Pelgrave MacMillan, 2015). Elie Ayache in conversation with Philippe Henrotte and Gerald Nestler, Musée Sursock, Beirut. March 11, 2016. Link >>

Die Sprache des Geldes (The Language of Money). Lectures series with Ramon Reichert, Wolfgang Harsch, Gerald Nestler, Andreas Langenohl, Peter Harold, New Design University St. Poelten, Austria (lecture entitled "Alienation. The Price of the Living Currency"). Nov 11, 2015.

Umkreisungen. Artistic Work and the Economy. Panel discussion with Peter Moosgaard, Gerald Nestler, Christian Stefaner-Schmid, programmed and moderated by Alexandra Reill - kanonmedia. Depot Vienna. Nov 4, 2015.

DAY IN DAY OUT // Störungen des Digitalen. Panels and workshops curated and moderated by Marian Kaiser, Dresden. Oct. 15, 2015.

Art and Technopolitics. Talk and panel discussion, moderated by Armin Medosch. Renewable Futures conference, organized by RIXC, Riga. Oct. 9, 2015.

Radiokolleg zum Mitreden: Die Macht der Prognosen. Lässt sich die Zukunft berechnen? Sept 22, 2015. Audio recording >> (in German)

ISEA2015. Talk and panel moderated by Christiane Paul. 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. Vancouver. Aug 14-19, 2015. (Talk: "Enhancing / Embracing Resolution as a techno-imaginative toolbox") program >>

Renegades. Traitors. Educators. Talk in the framework of the exhibition Utopian Pulse - Flares In The Darkroom. A project by Ines Doujak and Oliver Ressler. Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart. July 14, 2015. program >>


On the Cultures of High-Frequency Trading, and their Regulations. International Workshop at the University of Konstanz. With Christian Borch, Nathan Coombs, Ann-Christine Lange, Karin Knorr Cetina, Alexander Laumonier, Marc Lenglet, Donald MacKenzie, Yuval Millo, Gerald Nestler, Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, Alex Preda, Robert Seyfert. June 22-23, 2015. program >>


A FEW REASONS FOR A NON DISMISSIVE ART. Talk. International symposium curated by Eduarda Neves, organized by esap – escolar superior artistica de porto. Serralves Museum, Porto. Oct 26, 2014. Brochure >> (p84)


technopolitics salon@ViennaOpen 14. Festival für Open Design, Postdigital Strategies and Open Society, Vienna. Oct. 18, 2014.


Paris Market Seminar. Organised by philosopher Jon Roffe and Elie Ayache, hosted by ITO33, Paris. June 30 - July 1, 2014.


Quantitative Easing (for the street). Opening address. Public art project by Axel Stockburger, curated by Muntean & Rosenblum, commissioned by kör - Public Art Vienna. May 27, 2014.


Banking in Crisis. The Functions and Relevance of Financial Institutes. Ö1 Radiokolleg feature by Gerhard Pretting. 2014.


Artistic Research on Algorithmic Finance. Lecture. Technopolitics Evening, Vienna. Feb. 27, 2014


Mayhem in Mahwah. The Case of the Flash Crash; or, Forensic Reperformance In Deep Time. Keynote. Autonomies conference, Napon – Institute for Flexible Cultures and Technologies, Novi Sad. Nov. 26, 2013.


Carry Cargo Cult. Lecture performance. What Would Thomas Bernhard Do?, Kunsthalle Vienna. May 22, 2013. Link >>

Die Welt der Finanzindustrie - Mythen, Märkte, Mathematik (The World of Finance - Myth, Markets, Mathematics). Ö1 Radiokolleg series by Armin Medosch. Dec 10-13, 2012.

Wissen versus Nichtwissen. Epistemische Strategien in Kunst, Wissenschaft und Ökonomie. Lecture. Symposium Kunst fördert Wissenschaft, IDfactory, TU Dor
tmund. Nov 19, 2012. program >>


The Non-Space of Money, or, the Pseudo-Common Oracle of Risk Production. Keynote. Paratactic Commons Conference. Istanbul. Nov 8, 2012. program>>

Ad Acta - Kunst, Recht und Internet XXX. Interview, Radio Dispositiv series by Herbert Gnauer, Orange 94.0. 2012. Online audio >> (in German)


Cultural diplomacy today: between representation, soft power and transversal networks. Conference, organized by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. Vienna. 2012.


The New Derivative Order. Talk series convened and moderated by Gerald Nestler. March 18: Elie Ayache and Karin Knorr-Cetina. April 14: Brian Holmes, Armin Medosch, Technopolitcs group. kunstraum Bernsteiner, Vienna. 2012. program >>

DECLINING DEMOCRACY. Rethinking democracy between utopia and participation. An exhibiton project devised with the contribution of Piroschka Dossi, Gerald Nestler, Christiane Feser and Franziska Nori. Strozzina. Centro di Cultura contemporanea a Palazzo Strozzi (CCCS), Florence. 2011 - 2012. program >>

This Is Not A Gateway Festival. Lecture and panel discussion, London. 2010. 

RODEO-Festival. Lecture and panel discussion, Munich. 2010

KISS – Kultur in Schule und Studium. Art and education project by Bund Deutscher Kunsterzieher (German Association of Art Teachers) in cooperation with Siemens Foundation and Robert Bosch Foundation. Mentor for the students Robert Hausmann and Matthias Laabs. Dresden. 2010. Info >> (in German)

Die Aktie als Bild. Book launch with Irini Athanassakis (author), Gerald Nestler and Christian Reder, Salon für Kunstbuch, Vienna. May 8, 2008.

Book launch. Y.x, artist book & reader by Gerald Nestler. Published by Schlebrugge.Editor. Performative Reading: Lucas Gehrmann, Wolfgang Höchtl, Monika Mokre, Gerald Nestler, Johannes Schlebrügge.Sound: future market music by Peter Szely with sound material from Gerald Nestler. Tonicum: TONO-BUNGAY. Daimonicus Oeconomicus. 40% Vol. Alcohol.“Trocken wie die Wissenschaft” by Thomas Feuerstein & Dr. Thomas Seppi. Edition: enlite, silkscreen on wrapping paper, ed. 30. Salon für Kunst Buch, Vienna. Sept. 12, 2007.

Art & Economy – aspects in research and practice. Lecture, University of Applied Arts, Department of Transmedia Art, Prof. Brigitte Kowanz, Vienna. 2007

Finance and Economy as artistic fields of research. Lecture. Webster University Vienna, Department of Visual Culture, Prof. Dr. Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser, Vienna. 2005.


Derivative Bond Emissions. No 2., 2004