Growing up in Upper Styria, he was trained to be an alpine farmer. He then studied both type and book design as well as graphic design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, where he also teaches. He teaches, writes, judges, curates, and takes part in discussions in the field of design. Erwin K. Bauer directs the buero bauer in Vienna, an interdisciplinary design office for visual, digital, architectural, and social design. In addition to award-winning design projects, he and his team regularly carry out work on current social issues, including work as a curator of visual design for the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK.
Janina Falkner is a curator at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna where she has been working since 2007. She is head of the field New Concepts for Learning. Until 2017 one of her various responsibilities was working for the MAK Contemporary Art Collection, e.g., as a curator of the exhibition series NEW LOOK (2012–2013) and as a co-curator of the exhibition ich weiß nicht [I don’t know]—Growing Relations between Things (2017). She coordinated the VIENNNA BIENNALE 2017 and is in charge of the MAK FUTURE LAB. Currently, she is in particular responsible for discursive opportunities and participative strategies at the MAK. Focusing on design-based and artistic approaches to forms of education, she combines curatorial work with the development of new concepts for learning.
Anne Faucheret is an art historian and art critic. She has been a curator at Kunsthalle Wien since 2014, where she has curated among others the group shows The Promise of Total Automation (2016), Work it, feel it! (2017) or Saâdane Afif’s solo show, This Is Ornamental (2018). From 2010 to 2015, she was a curatorial advisor for visual arts at the steirischer herbst festival, Graz, Austria, where she organized exhibitions including Adaptation (2012) and Liquid Assets (2013) and co-curated the 24/7 marathon-camp Truth is concrete (2012). She regularly contributes to art magazines and artist publications.
Paul Feigelfeld majored in cultural studies and computer science at the Humboldt University of Berlin where he until 2013 worked for Friedrich Kittler and Wolfgang Ernst. Until 2016, he was an academic coordinator for the Digital Cultures Research Lab at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. He publishes on and teaches media technology, its history, its future, and its impact on knowledge, society, politics, and art, e.g., as a visiting professor at the Art Institute in Basel and a Faculty Member at the Strelka Institute in Moscow.
The designers Katharina Mischer and Thomas Traxler founded their design studio in Vienna in 2009. Using the conflict between craftwork and technology, mischer′traxler studio designs objects, production processes, interactive installations, and more. The design duo always embeds their experimental and conceptual approaches in the given context. Works and projects by the design studio, which has received numerous national and international awards, are regularly shown in international exhibitions and can be found in permanent museum collections, such as at the MAK, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and the Art Institute Chicago.
Vanessa Joan Müller
Vanessa Joan Müller is a curator and holds a PhD in art history. Since 2013, she has been Head of Dramaturgy at Kunsthalle Wien. She has curated a number of group exhibitions such as New Ways of Doing Nothing (2014), The Brancusi Effect (2014, with Nicolaus Schafhausen), Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality (2015, with Luca Lo Pinto), Béton (2016, with Nicolaus Schafhausen), More Than Just Words [On the Poetic] (2017, with Luca Lo Pinto) and solo shows by Marcel Odenbach and Florian Hecker (both 2017). Prior to projects realized in Vienna she was director of the Kunstverein for the Rhineland and Westphalia in Düsseldorf (2007-2011), research curator of the project European Kunsthalle in Cologne (2006-2007), and curator at the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2000-2006).
Nicole Stoecklmayr is a Vienna based designer, digital strategist, and cultural scholar who publishes essays and lectures on actual and digital experiences of architectural space at Scenes of Architecture (scenesofarchitecture.com). She graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna with a degree in architecture and a PhD in cultural studies. She worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Bauhaus University Weimar as well as at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg where she most recently organized the international symposium Perspective Rules! Architecture, Games, and the Materiality of Computer Simulations.
Marlies Wirth has been working for the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna since 2006. As a curator for Digital Culture, she is involved in the conception of the VIENNA BIENNALE and is head of the MAK Design Collection. She curates exhibitions in the fields of art, design, architecture, and technology, including the group exhibition ARTIFICIAL TEARS as part of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017. She is one of the curators of the international travelling exhibition Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine and co-director of the Global Art Forum 2018: “I AM NOT A ROBOT” in Dubai and Singapore. Focusing on conceptual art and cultural anthropological contexts of artistic productions, she also develops independent exhibition projects and authors texts and essays for publications.
Artists, designers, and architects
A apertus Rachel Ara Assemble Studio Atelier HOKO automato.farm
B Martin Backes Trisha Baga Alfredo Barsuglia Aram Bartholl Sonja Bäumel Boris Belan Marcel Benčík Anna-Sophie Berger Catalin Betz Mladen Bizumic Juraj Blaško Stefan Bogner Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Tega Brain, Julian Oliver, Bengt Sjölén breadedEscalope James Bridle Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke in collaboration with Luc Steels buero bauer
C Christina May Yan Carli Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr Daryn Chook Civic Architects Burton Nitta crafting plastics! studio Kristina Cranfeld Kate Crawford, Vladan Joler
D Masha Dabelka Josef Dabernig De / posium – Designer Platform Verena Dengler Simon Denny David Derksen Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning Tom Dixon Patrycja Domanska Louise Drulhe Zuzana Duchová Constant Dullaart Dunne & Raby
E Veronika Eberhart Yves Ebnöther Sylvia Eckermann & Gerald Nestler ecoLogicStudio Daryna Eder Olafur Eliasson Energy Design Cody Christoph Engemann EOOS Sigrid Eyb-Green
F falkeis2architects Judith Fegerl Wagner Felipe dos Santos Nicholas Felton Thomas Feuerstein Isis Flatz Sarah-Linda Forrer Magdalena Marie Friedl Peter Friedl Front Design Studio
G Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg in collaboration with James King Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni Tina Gorjanc Nina Gospodarek grafisches Buero Martí Guixé Nilbar Güreş
H Elisabeth Haid Juraj Hariš Thomas Heatherwick Olivier van Herpt Lynn Hershman Leeson Moya Hoke Katrin Hornek Jesse Howard Marlène Huissoud
I IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna Giovanni Innella
J Sam Jacob Ján Jánoš Peter Jellitsch Ramón Jiménez Cárdenas Sylvia Jokelová
K Barbara Kapusta Diana Klepoch Majdáková Lina-Marie Koeppen Tomas Kral Lenka Kukurová Ebru Kurbak
L Suzanne Lambert Lanzavecchia + Wai Wolfgang Lehrner Lei Xue Tomas Libertiny David Link Liquifer Systems Group LIVIN farms Thomas Lommée Jonas Lund LWZ
M Marlene Maier Ruth Mateus-Berr Keiichi Matsuda Lauren McCarthy Vidhi Mehta Christien Meindertsma Peddy Mergui Mia Meusburger Miao Ying mischer'traxler studio Maurizio Montalti (Officina Corpuscoli) mostlikely Vukheta Mukhari MVRDV
N Pavel Naydenov Next Nature Network Peter Noever Noise Aquarium Collective: Victoria Vesna, UCLA Art|Sci center Alfred Vendl, Science Visualization Lab Angewandte Martina Fröschl, Science Visualization Lab Angewandte Glenn Bristol, United Motionlabs Stephan Handschuh, Vet-Med Wien Thomas Schwaha, Universität Wien No Isolation Marcia Nolte Charlotte Nordmoen
O Ocean Cleanup Inc. Tamara Orjola Neri Oxman
P Trevor Paglen Julian Palacz Parley for the Oceans Hektor Peljak Pratchaya Phinthong Johanna Pichlbauer Polka Design Polycular Marlies Pöschl Bertjan Pot Process Studio pulswerk
R Talia Radford Patrick Rampelotto Dyllon Randall Realarchitektur Alexander Reben Delphine Reist Repairably Gabriela Urrutia Reyes Tabita Rezaire Robo Wunderkind Ottonie von Roeder Julijana Rosoklija Robert Rüf Valentin Ruhry
S Pia Scharler Diana Scherer Klemens Schillinger Johanna Schmeer Maroš Schmidt Philipp Schmitt Philipp Schmitt and Steffen Weiss Anna Schwarz Self-Assembly Lab, MIT Patryk Mateusz Senwicki Jerszy Seymour Martin Šichman Tessa Silva Some Place Studio Sarah van Sonsbeeck Space Popular SPAN (del Campo Manninger) Sputniko! Basse Stittgen Lucie Strecker und Philippe Riera Martijn van Strien Studio Marco Dessí Studio PLAYFOOL Studio Roosegaarde Studio Swine Studio Thomas Vailly & Laura Lynn Jansen Phillip Sulke Silvia Sukopová Superflux Barbara Szöke
T Time's Up Harald Trapp and SWAP Architekten Tzou Lubroth Architekten
V Vandasye Dirk Vander Kooij Anna Vasof Verlag Neue Arbeit vertical farm institute Marije Vogelzang Jorinde Voigt
W Addie Wagenknecht wechselstrom Michael John Whelan White Elephant Studio