Peter Weibel

-> works in the exhibition ::
The Panoptic Society or Immortally in Love with Death, 2001
WAYPOINTING WEIBEL'S VIENNA, 2002

[D/A]

media theorist, curator artist
CEO of the ZKM_Center for Art and Media [ZKM] Karlsruhe [D]

*1944, Odessa [UA]
lives and works in Karlsruhe [D]

Peter Weibel studied medicine, literature, film, philosophy, and mathematics [modal logics] in Vienna and Paris. Besides his activities as artist and curator his publications about art and media theory earned him international renown. Since 1976 he has lectured widely at universities and academies in Europe and the US. After heading the digital arts laboratory at the Media Department of New York University in Buffalo from 1984 to 1989, he founded the Institute of New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt-on-Main in 1989. Between 1986 and 1995, he was in charge of the Ars Electronica in Linz as artistic consultant and later artistic director. From 1993 to 1999, he was curator at the Neue Galerie Graz and commissioned the Austrian pavilions at the Venice Biennale. Peter Weibel has been Chairman and CEO of the ZKM_Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, since 1999.

CV | Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Exhibitions curated | Bibliography | Recommended Links

CV ::

1981-84
Visiting Professor at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna [A]

1981
Visiting Professor at the College of Art and Design in Halifax [CDN]

1979/80
Visting Professor for Media Art, Gesamthochschule Kassel [D]

1982-85
Professor for Photograpy at the Gesamthochschule Kassel [D]

1984-89
Associate Professor for Video and Digital Arts, Center for Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo, N.Y. [USA]

1989-94
Direktor of the Institut für Neue Medien [Institute for New Media]at the Städelschule in Frankfurt-on-Main [D]

since 1984
Professor at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna [A]

1986-92
artistic consultant for the "Ars Electronica", Linz [A]

1992-95
artistic director of the "Ars Electronica", Linz [A]

1993-99
comissioned the Austrian pavillion at the Venice Biennale [I]

1993-99
artistic director of the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz [A]

since 1999
CEO of the ZKM_Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe [ZKM] Karlsruhe [D]

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Awards ::
[selected]

Clio Award, New York [USA], 1996; Clio Award, New York [USA], 1994; österreichischer Skulpturenpreis [Austrian Sculpture Award], EA-Generali Foundation, Vienna [A], 1991; Award of the "Prix Ars Electronica 88", category "Computer animation", Linz [A], 1988.

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Solo Exhibitions ::
[selected]

1996
"Democrazia tra Telecrazia e Burocrazia", Galleria Giulia, Rome [I] "Copyleft", Galleria Anna Ascanio, Rome [I] "Die Symbolzeit ist abgelaufen", Galerie Artelier, Graz [A] "Vertreibung der Vernunft / The Expulsion of Reason", Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles [USA]

1995
Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt-on-Main [D] Cultural Institute, New York [USA] "Vertreibung der Vernunft / The Expulsion of Reason", Operahouse Vienna [A]

1994
Forum Stadtpark, Prag [CZ] Pro Domo, Vienna [A]

1993
Mûcsarnok Budapest, Budapest [H] "Vertreibung der Vernunft", (La Biennale di Venezia), Venice [I] "From Globe to Glove", University of Southern Florida Museum, Tampa [USA] "Rekonstruktion", Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt-on-Main [D]

1992
"Virtuelle Welten", Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne [D] "Malerei zwischen Anarchie und Forschung", Neue Galerie Graz, Graz [A]

1991
Insam-Gleicher Gallery, Chicago [USA] "Scanned Objects", Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna [A]

1990
"Panische Objekte", Galerie Walcheturm, Zurich [CH]

1988
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna [A]

1986
Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid [E]

1982
Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven [D]
Kulturhaus, Graz [A]

1980
Galerie Desa, Krakow [PL]

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Group Exhibitions:
[selected]

2001/2002
"CTRL [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother", ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe [D]

1999/2000
"net_condition", ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe [D] / steirischer herbst, Graz [A]/ MECAD, Bacelona [E]/ ICC, Tokyo [J]

1998
"Jenseits von Kunst / Beyond Art", Muhka Antwerpen, Antwerpen [B] "Out of Actions", Museum of Contemporary Art [MoCA] Los Angeles, Los Angeles [USA]

1997
"100 Tage, 100 Gäste", (documenta X), Kassel [D] "L'empreinte", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F] "Unimplosive Art", Venice Biennial [I]

1996
"Jenseits von Kunst / Beyond Art", Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest [H] "Wunschmaschine Welterfindung", Kunsthalle Wien, Wien [A] "White Cube/Black Box", EA-Generali Foundation, Wien [A] "The Butterfly Effect", Mûcsarnok Budapest, Budapest [H]

1995
"Self Construction", Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Wien [A] Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice [I]

1994
"Oh boy, it's a girl!", Kunstraum Wien, Wien [A] "Exhibition", Museum moderner Kunst Wien, Wien [A] "Borderline", Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin [D] USF Museum, Tampa, Florida [USA] "Translucent Writings", Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York [USA]

1993
"The Image Festival", Rochester, New York [USA] "The First Europeans", Orangerie Charlottenburg, Berlin [D]

1992
"Ars Electronica", Linz [A] "Der entfesselte Blick", Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne [CH]

1991
"Video Art Festival", Fukui [J] "Images du Futur", Montréal, Québec [CDN]

1990
Museum of Modern Art Zagreb, Zagreb [CRO] Museum of the City of Prague [CZ] "Zeichen im Fluss", Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna [A] "Immagine Elettronica", Palazzo del Diamante, Ferrara [I] Rencontres Internationales, Vidéotheque de Paris, Paris [F]

1989
Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles [B] "Das Spiel des Unsagbaren", Wiener Secession, Vienna [A] "Vienna 1969-90", Museum für moderne Kunst Bozen, Bozen [I]

1987
"Face a Face", Europalia, Bruexelles [B] "Ars Electronica", Linz [A]

1986
"Künstlerphilosophen", Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich [CH] "Premiere Biennale de la Photographie d'Art", Paris [F] ] "Immagine Elettronica", Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna [I]

1985
"Brainworks", Municipal Art Gallery Los Angeles, Los Angeles [USA]

1984
"Ars Electronica", Brucknerhaus, Linz [A] "New Narration", American Film Institute, Los Angeles [USA] 31st International Film Festival of Cannes, Cannes [F] "Recent Acquisitions", Museum of Modern Art [MoMA] New York, New York [USA] "Arte Austriaca", Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna [I]

1982
Collegium Neue Poesie, Athens [GR]

1980
"Paris-Berlin", Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F] Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt-on-Main [D] "Video-Photo-Performance", Goethe-Institute and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]

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Recent Exhibitions curated by Peter Weibel ::
[selected]

2002
"iconoclash. Beyond the Imagw Wars in Science, Religion, and Art", ZKM_Karlsruhe [D] - co-curator
"Erwin Wurm. Handlungsformen der Skulptur", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz [A] - (01/25 - 03/31/2002)

2001
"Im Buchstabenfeld. Die Zukunft der Literatur [The Future of Litearture]", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz [A] - (10/07 - 11/25/2001)

1999/2000
"net_condition", ZKM_Karlsruhe [D]]/ steirischer herbst, Graz [A]/ MECAD, Bacelona [E]/ ICC, Tokio [J] - co-curator - (09/23/1999 - 02/27/2000)
"Der anagrammatische Körper. Der Körper und seine mediale Konstruktion", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz [A] in cooperation with Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag [A], and ZKM_Karlsruhe [D] - (10/10/1999 - 02/27/2000: Kunsthaus Muerz, Muerzzuschlag [A]) - (04/08 - 08/27/2000: ZKM_Karlsruhe [D])

1996
"Jenseits von Kunst / Beyond Art", Museum Ludwig Budapest, Budapest [H]

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Bibliography ::
[selected]

iconoclash, ed. with Bruno Latour [MIT 2002], CTRL [Space]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother, ed. with Ursula Frohne and Thomas Levine [Cambridge, Mass 2002]; Olafur Eliasson. Surroundings Surrounded, ed. with O. Eliasson [Cambridge, Mass 2001]; net_condition. art and global media, ed. with Timothy Druckrey [MIT 2001]; Zur Kunst des formalen Denkens, ed. with Rainer Burkhard and Wolfgang Maas [Passagen, 2000]; Offene Handlungsfelder [Vienna 1999]; Kunst ohne Unikat [Cologne 1999]; Inklusion: Exklusion [Cologne 1997]; Jenseits von Kunst [Vienna 1997]; Kurt Gödel: ein mathematischer Mythos, with Werner [Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1997]; The Media Pavilion [Vienna/New York 1995]; Pittura Immedia [Klagenfurt 1995]; Kontextkunst [Cologne 1994]; Identität:Differenz. Tribüne Trigon, 1940-1990. Eine Topographie der Moderne, ed. with C. Steinle [Vienna, Cologne, Weimar 1992]; Das Bild nach dem letzten Bild, ed. with C. Meyer [Cologne 1991]; Vom Verschwinden den Ferne, ed. with Edith Decker [Köln 1990]; Die Beschleunigung der Bilder. In der Chronokratie [Berne 1987]; Logokultur [Vienna1987]; the catalogues of Ars Electronica from 1986 to 1995; Studien zur Theorie der Automaten (Automata Studies), C. E. Shannon and J. McCarthy [eds.], ed. with Franz Kaltenbeck, [Munich 1974]; Kritik der Kunst. Kunst der Kritik: es says & I say [Vienna 1973].

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Recommended Links ::

° Texts by P. Weibel :

- > Weibel, Peter: "Virtuelle Architektur"
[in telepolis special "Stadt am Netz", 1996/97]

- > Weibel, Peter: "New space in Electronic Age"
[in Book for the Unstable Media, ed. by Alex Adriaansens, Joke Brouwer, Rik Delhaas V2_Rotterdam, 1992]

- > Weibel, Peter: "Zur Rechtfertigung der hypothetischen Natur der Kunst und der Nicht-Identität in der Objektwelt - Interaktive Computer Installation"
[Project archive 1990-1994 of the INM, Frankfurt-on-Main [D]]

- > Weibel, Peter: "Die virtuelle Stadt im telematischen Raum. Leben im Netz und in Online-Welten" [lecture]

-> Weibel, Peter: "Jenseits der Erde: Das orbitale Zeitalter"
[in Weibel, Peter (ed.): Jenseits der Erde. Kunst, Kommunikation, Gesellschaft im orbitalen Zeitalter, Vienna: Hora, 1987, pp. 33-42]

- > Weibel, Peter: "'Der Wächter als Bandit' (The guard as bandit)" [1978]
[first published in Orwell und die Gegenwart, exhib. cat. Museum Moderner Kunst Wien, Vienna 1984, p. 177.]

- > Weibel, Peter: "Zur Geschichte und ästhetik des digitalen Bildes" [.rtf]
in supplement of the Ars Electronica 84-catalog, Linz, 1984]

° Information about Works by P. Weibel :

- > Peter Weibel: "The Curtain of Lascaux", 1995-96
[in the context of the exhibition "The Butterfly Effect", Mücsarnok Budapest, Budapest [H], 01/20 - 02/25/1996]

- > Peter Weibel: "Time as Code: Chronokratie", 1988 [Computeranimation]
[in the context of the "Prix Ars Electronica '88", Linz [A]]

- > Peter Weibel: "Gesänge des Pluriversums/Songs of the Plurivers", 1986 - 88 [video]

- > Peter Weibel: "Rhyme and Reason", 1978 [performance/video]

° Interviews with P. Weibel :

- > Berg, Roland: "Avantgardist Peter Weibel im Interview. Was sind die Aufgaben eines modernen Museums?"
[in Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 01/12/2000]

- > Interview by Gabriella Bartha
[on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Beyond Art", Museum Ludwig Budapest, 1996]
[in nettime, 11/01/1996]

- > Christian Reder im Gespräch mit Peter Weibel [excerpt] [.pdf]
[in Reder, Christian: Wiener Museumsgespräche. über den Umgang mit Kunst und Museen, Vienna: Falter, 1988]

- > Interview by Gerhard Petak [04/17/1985, Vienna [A]]
[in Rudolf Schwarzkogler, R&D Group 28, 1985]

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