Wolfgang Strauss

Year of birth, place
1951, Grunzenhausen, Germany

Wolfgang Strauss has worked as architect on spatial conceptions in theory and practice. He has expanded his studies in the framework of projects on virtual spaces and works on the development of interactive systems.

1969-72 Apprenticeship as cabinetmaker
1972-83 Studied Architecture with intermediate five years of architectural practice at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK), Berlin ( diploma)

Teaching/other activities
1985-90 Assistant at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK), Berlin
1987 Founder of ARTWORK, Office for Architecture, Art and Media with Monika Fleischmann
1988-92 Cofounder of Art+Com, Berlin; Director of the ART+COM space laboratory
1987 Founding Member of »La Premiere Rue«, Center for Interdisciplinary Culture in Corbusier's »Unity« in Briey - conception and organization of the Virtual World Studio
1991/92 Temporary Lecturer in the Department of Visual Communication at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK), Berlin
since 1992 Guest Research Assistant at the Institute for Media Communication of the GMD-Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH, Sankt Augustin
1995-97 Guest Professor for Media Design at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Saarbrücken

Awards/scholarships (selection)
1992 Golden Nica in the Interactive Art category from the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, for »Home of the Brain«; Fellow of the Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne
1993 Nominated for the UNESCO Prize '93, Paris
1995 Sparky Award from the Interactive Media Festival, Los Angeles
1997 Recommendatory Prize from the ARTEC'97, Nagoya for »Liquid Views«

Group exhibitions (selection)
1987 »IFA-Internationale Funkausstellung«, Deutsche Telekom, Berlin
1990 »Fleischmann - Strauss«, Werkbund-Galerie, Berlin
1991 Architektur Forum, Zürich
1992 »Endo Nano - Ars Electronica«, Linz
1993 »New Realities - Neue Wirklichkeiten II«, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich; »Machine culture - Siggraph '93«, Anaheim, USA
1994 »The Virtual Body - Revue Virtuelle«, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris
1995 »lnteractive Media Festival«, Los Angeles; »La nuova Europa«, Biennale Venice
1996 »Ich und DU«, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
1997 »Deep Storage - Arsenale der Erinnerung«, Haus der Kunst, Munich; »Artec '97 - The 5th International Biennale in Nagoya City Art Museum«, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya

Literature (selection)
Strauss, Wolfgang; Fleischmann, Monika: "Cyber City Flights", »Leonardo-Special«, 10/91, Munich 1991; Strauss, Wolfgang; Fleischmann, Monika: "Virtuelle Architektur + Imagination", »film+arc 1 - Internationales Festival Film+Architektur«, Graz 1993; Strauss, Wolfgang; Fleischmann, Monika: "The Role of Design and the Mediation of Contents", »Proceedings CADEX'96'IEEE - Computergraphics«, 1996; Strauss, Wolfgang; Fleischmann, Monika: "lnteraktivität - Neue Erzählweisen nach dem Kino", »SaarLorLux audiovisuell 1/96«, Saarländisches Filmbüro, Saarbrücken 1996; Strauss, Wolfgang; Fleischmann, Monika; Bahn, Christian-A.: "lnteractive Strategies in Virtual Architecture and Art", Droege, Peter (ed.): »Intelligent Environments«, Amsterdam 1997

Works in connection with the ZKM: »Liquid Views« with Monika Fleischmann