Peter Weibel Chronology

Peter Weibel
born March 5, 1944 in Odessa
lives in Karlsruhe/Germany and Vienna/Austria

Studies of literature, medicine, logics, philosophy and film in Paris and Vienna. Doctoral thesis on mathematical logic (modal logic).
Polyartist, art- and media theoretician, exhibition curator.


1976 - 1981 Lecturer for "Theory of Form" and
1981 - 1984 Visiting professor for Design and Art education at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna
1981 Visiting professor at the College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada
1979/80 Visiting professor for "Media art" and
1981 lecturer for "Perception theory" and
1982 - 1985 Professor for photography at the Gesamthochschule Kassel
1984 - 1989 Associate Professor for Video and Digital Arts, Center for Media Study, State University of New York at Buffalo
1984 - 2017 Professor for Visual Media Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
1989 - 1994 Director of the Institut für Neue Medien at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt/M.
1986 - 1995 Artistic advisor and since 1992 artistic director of the Ars Electronica in Linz / Austria
1993 - 1998 Chief curator of the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz / Austria
1993 - 1999 Austrian commissioner of the Biennale di Venezia
1997 Awarded with the "Siemens Medienkunstpreis"
since 1999 Chairman and CEO of the ZKM/Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe / Germany
2002 Awarded with the "Große Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich"
2004 Awarded with the "Käthe Kollwitz Preis"
2005 Awarded with “Eyes & Ears Excellence Award"
2007 Granting of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Art and Design Helsinki
2008 Artistic Director of the Biennial of Sevilla, Biacs3
2008 Awarded with the French Order " Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" (Order of Arts and Literature)
2009 Awarded with the "Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge-Preis uer unkonventionelle Kunstvermittlung" of Stiftung Preussische Seehandlung
2009 Awarded with the "Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Wuerttemberg"
2009 Appointed as full member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Munich
2009 Appointed as full member of the Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste Düsseldorf
2009 Awarded with the "Europäischer Kultur-Projektpreis" of the European Foundation for Culture
2009 – 2012 Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
2010 Awarded with the "Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse"
2011 Artistic Director of the Fourth Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art
2013 Granting of an Honorary Doctorate from the University Pécs, Hungary
2013 Appointed as Active Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Salzburg
2014 Awarded with the "Oskar Kokoschka Prize"
2015 Appointed as member of the Russian Academy of Arts Moscow
From 2015 Curator of the "lichtsicht 5 – Projection Biennale" in Bad Rothenfelde
2015 - 2017 Curator of the "lichtsicht 5 + 6 Projektions-Biennale" in Bad Rothenfelde
From 2017 Director of the Peter Weibel Research Institute for digital Cultures at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
2017 Awarded with the "Österreichischer Kunstpreis - Medienkunst"
2018-2019 Guest professor WS 2018/19 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf