Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Elser
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Oliver Elser works as curator at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt/Main. Interim professor for Architecture Theory in 2021 at the Faculty of Architecture, KIT, Karlsruhe. In 2016 he was the curator of “Making Heimat”, the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale Venice. In his role at the DAM he has curated exhibits on the topics of Brutalism, Postmodernism, 20th Century Architecture Models, and about Simon Ungers (among others). 2012-2013 he was interim professor for Scenography at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. As free-lance curator, in team with Michael Rieper, he curated “Housing Models: Experimentation and Everyday Life” (Wien, Sofia and Belgrad). Since 1999, together with the artist/gallerist Oliver Croy, he has been working on the project “Sondermodelle” (“special models”), which was most recently presented at the “Palazzo Enciclopedico” within the Art Biennale Venice 2013.