Rainer Ganahl (born in Bludenz, in Austria; he now lives in New York)

focuses his attention on foreign languages in which he sees a complex reality closely bound up with social, ethnic and geographical identity, as well as with thought and memory. Immigrants are the main subject of his video-portraits and video-interviews as he documents and explores complex social situations. For this reason, Rainer Ganahl’s artistic approach is aimed at understanding all the languages of humanity in which this polyglottism is the base condition for cohabitation. Great importance is also given to his readings of major works in various languages, such as those of Marx and Gramsci.