Peter Weibel

Curriculum Vitae

Peter Weibel was born 1944 in Odessa, Ukraine. Weibel studied literature, medicine, logic, philosophy and film in Paris and Vienna. Due to his versatile activities he became a central figure of european media art. Since 1984, he holds a Professor chair at University of applied Arts Vienna, and he was a Professor for video and digital Art at Center for Media Study at State University of New York, Buffalo from 1984 to 1989. In 1989, he founded the institute for new Media at Städelschule Frankfurt (Germany), that he lead until1995. He was the artistic curator of Ars Electronica in Linz from 1986 to 1995, next to his work as Austrias inspector in Biennale Venice, Italy from 1993 to1999. Furthermore, Weibel was the chief curator of New Gallery Graz from 1993 to 1998, and since 1999, he is in the board of ZKM|Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe. In 2002 he recieved the „Grand Decoration of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria”. In 2008, he was the artistic head of Sevilla Biennale (Biacs3). In 2007 he has been awarded with the honorary doctorate of University of Art and Design Helsinki, in 2008 he recieved the french grand decoration of honour "Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" and 2009 the "Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge-Preis for unvonventional Communication of Art" of Foundation Preußische Seehandlung, die medal of country of Baden-Wuerttemberg as well as "European Culture-Projectprice" of european culture foundation. In addition, Peter Weibel was elected as a regular member of Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Munich in 2009. From 2009 to 2012, he works as a guest professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. In 2010 he was honoured with the "Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art”. In 2011, he is artistic director of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.