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Peter Weibel

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Born in Odessa in 1944, Peter Weibel studied literature, medicine, logic, philosophy and film in Paris and Vienna. Since 1984 he is professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, from 1984 to 1989 he was head of the digital arts laboratory at the Media Department of New York University in Buffalo, and in 1989 he founded the Institute of New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt-on-Main, which he directed until 1995. Between 1986 and 1995, he was in charge of the Ars Electronica in Linz, and he commissioned the Austrian pavilions at the Venice Biennale from 1993 to 1999. From 1993 to 1998 he was chief curator at the Neue Galerie Graz, Austria, and since 1999 he is Chairman and CEO of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. In 2002 he was awarded with the “Große Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich”, in 2007 the Honorary Doctorate by the University of Art and Design Helsinki and in 2008 he was awarded with the French Order “Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” (Order of Arts and Literature). Also in 2008 he was the Artistic Director of the Biennial of Sevilla (Biacs3). In 2009 he was awarded with the “Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge-Preis fuer unkonventionelle Kunstvermittlung” of Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung, with the “Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Wuerttemberg” and the “Europäische Kultur-Projektpreis” of the Europan Foundation for Culture. Also in 2009 he has been appointed as full member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Munich. From 2009 to 2012 he was Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. In 2010 he was awarded with the “Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse”. In 2011 he was the Artistic Director of the Fourth Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art.


Peter Weibel
Frankfurt
Germany
Europe


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