Siegfried Zielinski

Year of birth, place
1951
Biography

Siegfried Zielinski is Michel Foucault Professor of Media Archaeology & Techno-Culture at the European Graduate School (Switzerland), honorary doctor and professor of the Budapest University of Arts, and Professor emeritus of media theory at Berlin University of the Arts. He was founding rector (1994–2000) of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, director of the Vilém Flusser Archive (1998-2016) and rector of the Karlsruhe University of Arts & Design (2016-2018). Zielinski has published numerous books and essays mainly focusing on the archaeology and variantology of the relations between art and media. In cooperation with Peter Weibel he is also a curator of large format exhibitions at ZKM Karlsruhe, such as »Vilém Flusser and the Arts«, »Allah’s Automata« (both 2015), »Dia_Logos – Ramon Llull and the Combinatorial Arts«, »Art in Motion – 100 Masterpieces with and through Media« (both 2018). Zielinski is member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and the North-Rhine-Westfalia Academy of Sciences & Arts.