Peter Weibel


Peter Weibel is an artist, theorist, musician, curator and educator. He is Director and CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Weibel developed an artistic practice on experimental literature and performance working in film, video, interactive electronic environments. He critically approach their function for the construction of reality and work on the notion of ""expanded cinema,"" which deconstructed the ideological and technical conditions of cinematic representation. He take early part on Vienna Group and the Vienna activism and co-founded Hotel Morphila orchestra. With his ""tele actions,"" made public by the Austrian television (ORF)in 1972, exceeds the limits of the gallery space and examines the video technology in their application in the mass medium of television. As a theorist and curator, he is committed to art history, taking into account the history of technology and science. Works on the classic genres of art - painting and sculpture and writes about young artists as well as forgotten protagonists. While doing this, he discovered the art world again. In his role as a teacher at universities and longtime head of institutions such as the Ars Electronica, Linz, the Institute for New Media in Frankfurt, and the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe he influenced particularly the European scene of media art through conferences, exhibitions and publications.

2014 Oskar-Kokoschka-Award, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2013 Memeber of the European academy of science and art, Salzburg
2008 Artistic director of the biacs3 Biennale, Sevilla
2004 Käthe-Kollwitz-Preis der Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2002 - 2002 curator of the exhibition Iconoclash. Jenseits der Bilderkriege in Wissenschaft, Religion und Kunst, ZKM Karlsruhe
1999 Director of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe
1993 - 1999 Austrian Commissioner of the Venice Biennial
1993 - 1999 Artistic Director of the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
1992 - 1995 Artistic Director of Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
1989 - 1994 Director of the Institut für Neue Medien at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany
1986 - 1995 Artistic Advisor of Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
1984 - 1989 Associate Professor for Video and Digital Arts, Center for Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y.
1984 Professor for Visual Media Design, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna
1982 - 1985 Professor for Photography, Gesamthochschule, Kassel, Germany
1981 - 1984 Guest Professor for Design Theory and Visual Education, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna
1981 Guest Professor at College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)
1981 Lector for Perceptual Theory, Gesamthochschule, Kassel, Germany
1979 - 1980 Guest Professor for Media Art, Gesamthochschule, Kassel, Germany
1976 - 1981 Lector for Theory of Form, Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna