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Peter Weibel
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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

Publications & References
Lischka, Gerhard Johann and Peter Weibel, ed. Peter Weibel. MEDIA POET. DVD and Booklet. Bern: Benteli Verlag, 2011.
Fritz, Darko and Marija Gattin and Peter Weibel. A Little-Known Story about a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer's Arrival in Art: New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961-1973. Karlsruhe, Germany; Cambridge, Mass. USA:ZKM: MIT press, 2011.
Weibel, Peter, ed. Peter Weibel. Depiction is a Crime. Video Works 1969 - 1975 [DVD+Booklet]. Wien: Medienwerkstatt Wien, 2006.
Latour, Bruno and Peter Weibel, ed. Making Things Public. Atmospheres of Democracy. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2005.
Weibel, Peter and Rolf Sachsse. Gamma und Amplitude. Medien und kunsttheoretische Schriften. Berlin: Fundus, 2004.
Weibel, Peter. Lebenssehnsucht und Sucht. Berlin: Merve, 2000.
Giannetti, Claudia and Peter Weibel and Lynn Hershman and Siegfried Zielinski, ed. Arte en la Era Electrónica. Perspectivas de una Nueva Estética. Barcelona, Spain: ACC ' Angelot / Goethe-Institut, 1997.
Weibel, Peter. Die Beschleunigung der Bilder. In der Chronokratie. Bern: Benteli, 1987.
Weibel, Peter. Kritik der Kunst. Kunst der Kritik: es says & I say, Texte 1965-1973. Jugend & Volk: Wien, München, 1973.
Del Favero, Dennis and Neil Brown and Jeffrey Shaw and Weibel, Peter. »Interactive Narrative as a Multi-temporal Agency.« In Future Cinema, edited by Jeffrey Shaw and Peter Weibel, 312-315. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.
Levin, Thomas Y. and Ursula Frohne, ed. CTRL (space): Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
Weibel, Peter. »Der anagrammatische Körper.« In Kunstkörper - Werbekörper: Beiträge eines Symposiums im Kunstmuseum Bern und im Kornhaus, Bern, edited by Gerhard Johann Lischka, 33-39. Bern, CH: Wienand Verlag, 2000.
Steinle, Christa and Peter Weibel. »Political Intersections.« In Dennis Del Favero: Cross Currents - ZKM Digital Arts Edition 2, edited by ZKM KarlsruheVol.2. Zkm digital arts edition, . Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 1999.
Weibel, Peter. »Kunst als offenes Handlungsfeld / Art as open practice.« In Offene Handlungsfelder. Open Practices. Prassi aperta, Österreichischer Pavillon, 45. Biennale von Venedig, edited by Peter Weibel and Ecke Bonk, 9-21 and 22-35. Köln: DuMont Verlag, 1999.
Dreher, Thomas, ed. Ars Electronica 1995: Mythos Information - Welcome to the Wired World. New York, Wien: Springer Verlag, 1995.
Gerbel, Karl and Peter Weibel, ed. Ars Electronica 1994: Intelligente Ambiente 1 / Intelligent Environment. Vol.1. Wien: PVS Verleger, 1994.
Weibel, Peter. »Die Welt der virtuellen Bilder.« Camera Austria 46 (1994): 42-51.
Gerbel, Karl and Peter Weibel, ed. Ars Electronica 1993: Genetische Kunst - Künstliches Leben/ Artificial Life - Genetic Art. Wien: PVS Verleger, 1993.
Weibel, Peter. »Perspektiven der Computerkunst: Gespräch mit Heinrich Klotz und Florian Rötzer.« In Künstliche Spiele, edited by Georg Hartwagner and Stefan Igelhaut and Florian Rötzer, 118-137. München: Boer Verlag, 1993.
Weibel, Peter. »Vom Verschwinden des Vertrauten.« Du. Die Zeitschrift der Kultur 11 (1991): 49-51 and 100.
Weibel, Peter. »Transformationen der Techno-Ästhetik.« In Digitaler Schein. Ästhetik der elektronischen Medien, edited by Florian Rötzer, 205-246. Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1991.
Weibel, Peter. »Virtuelle Welten: Des Kaisers neue Körper.« In Ars Electronica 1990: Digitale Träume - Virtuelle Welten, edited by Georg Hattinger and Peter WeibelVol.2. , 9-38. Linz: Veritas-Verlag, 1990.
Weibel, Peter. »Momente der Interaktivität.« Kunstforum 103 (Sept/Oct 1989): 87.
Lischka, Gerhard Johann and Peter Weibel. »Polylog. Für eine interaktive Kunst.« Kunstforum International (Sept/Oct 1989): 65-86.
Weibel, Peter and Oswald Oberhuber. »Vom Symbol zum Logo: Zeichen des Realen.« In Im Bauch des Biestes: Logokultur, Arbeiten des WS 1986/87 der Meisterklassen für Gestaltungslehre and der Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst Wien, edited by Wien Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, 4-25. Wien: 1987.