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Peter Weibel: Intelligent Interfaces and the Impact on the Experience of Art Inside and Outside the Museum

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 5.30 pm


Peter Weibel

Chairman and CEO of ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and professor of media theory at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, is considered a central figure in European media art on account of his various activities as artist, theoretician, and curator. He publishes widely in the intersecting fields of art and science.

His career took him from studying literature, medicine, logic, philosophy, and film in Paris and Vienna and working as an artist to head of the digital arts laboratory at the Media Department of New York University in Buffalo (1984–1989) and founding director of the Institute of New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main (1989–1994). He commissioned the Austrian pavilions at Venice Biennale (1993–1999) and was chief curator of the Neue Galerie Graz (1993–1998). As artistic director he was in charge of Ars Electronica in Linz (1986–1995), Seville Biennial (BIACS3, 2008), and of Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011).


Portrait of Peter Weibel
Portrait of Peter Weibel
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