Gebhard Sengmüller - Curriculum Vitae

1967        born in Vienna, Austria. childhood and school in Salzburg, Austria
1985       
Summer Academy Salzburg / class of artistic photography, Tamarra Kaida
since 1985   
artistic work with photography, Super8
1988        founding member of LUMEN X photo laboratory, Vienna
since 1989    artistic work with electronic media, video, computer
1989 - 1994    founding member of PYRAMEDIA Media Art Collective, Vienna
1992        Workshop Cerith Wyn Evans (GB) / University of Applied Arts, Vienna
1992 - 1998    Klomfar&Sengmüller, architectural photography
1994        BKA Kunst grant for artistic photography, Paris
1994 - 1996    member of HILUS Intermedia Project Research, Vienna
1998        Polar Circuit Workshop / Tornio, Finnland
2000        BKA Kunst grant for visual arts, New York City

lives and works in Vienna/Austria


Education

1992 - 2002    University of Applied Arts, Vienna / Masterclass of Visual Media Design, Prof. Peter Weibel (Mag.art..degree, equivalent to MFA)
1987 - 1989    University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna / Institute of Electroacoustics, Prof. Dieter Kaufmann (Diploma in sound engineering: this two year course deals with both analog and digital sound production and music recording technology, with a strong commitment to experimental electroacoustic music.)


Collaborative Work

Throughout my artistic career, I was always very interested in working in artistic collectives.
1989     co-founder of the PYRAMEDIA group Vienna, collaboratively developing new concepts in the field of video art and computer animation.
1994 - 1996     member of HILUS Intermedia Project Research, a non-profit organisation serving the
Viennese media art community, organizing conferences and working on an extensive database on art with new technologies in Austria.
1997 – 2000    participant of the Vergessen© project, a collaboration of  about 20 artists and art theoriticians, working on the topic of forgetting in different ways, trying to cope with a phenomenon which seems inaccessible to known methods of epistemology.


Exhibitions/Projects

2003 (upcoming)
FACT Center / Liverpool, UK (S)
UNDER COVER / Museum of Contemporary Art , Roskilde, Denmark
NEW YORK DIGITAL SALON 10th Anniversary Exhibition / New York City, USA

2002
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts / London, UK (S)
IMAGES FESTIVAL / Toronto, Canada (C)
CLUB 3, Forum Stadtpark / Graz, Vienna
READ_ME 1.2, Macros Center / Moscow, Russia
THANATOTRONICS, Duisburger Filmwoche / Duisburg, Germany

2001
NET.ART PER ME, Slovenian Pavillon at the 49th Biennale di Venezia / Venice, Italy (C)
DIGITAL ART LAB / Tel Aviv, Israel (C) (S)
MAK NITE, Museum of Applied Arts / Vienna, Austria
BITS & PIECES, University of Hartford / Hartford CT, USA (C)
AUDIBLE IMAGERY, Museum of Contemporary Photography / Chicago IL, USA (C)
INTERFACE EXPLORER, Public Netbase / Vienna, Austria
BATOFAR SEEKING VIENNA / Paris, France
26TH YOUTH SALON / Zagreb, Croatia (C)

2000
POSTMASTERS GALLERY / New York, USA
LOWTECH, Shedhalle / Zürich, Switzerland (C)
FORUM DES IMAGES / Paris, France
SHIFT E.V. / Berlin, Germany (S)
INTERFERENCES, Biennale Internationales des Arts Multimedia Urbains / Belfort, France (C)
SCENES OF SOUNDS, Tang Museum / Saratoga Springs NY, USA (C)
D-VISION 2000 FESTIVAL / Vienna, Austria (C)
LOWTECH, Kunstraum München / Munich, Germany
STAR PROJECT, Karajan Center / Vienna, Austria

1999
TRANSLOCATION, Generali Foundation / Vienna, Austria (with HILUS) (C)
PHONOTAKTIK FESTIVAL / Vienna, Austria
EMAF - EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL / Osnabrück, Germany (C)
FCMM - FESTIVAL OF CINEMA AND NEW MEDIA / Montreal, Canada (C)
TOOT '99, Hull Time Based Arts / Hull, England
DOGENHAUS GALERIE / Leipzig, Germany (S)
DIGITALE FESTIVAL / Cologne, Germany
CYBER '99 FESTIVAL / Lisbon, Portugal
HALTBAR BIS...IMMER SCHNELLER, Kunsthalle Krems / Krems, Austria (C) (with VERGESSEN©)
LOST IN SOUND, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea / Santiago de Compostela, Spain (C)

1998
DEAF FESTIVAL, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands (C)
SUB-TECHS: POST-DIGITAL SCULPTURE, The Lab / San Francisco CA, USA
ANALOG-DIGITAL, OK Cultural Center / Linz, Austria (S)
VERGESSEN© TRAILER, in 30 cinemas / Vienna, Austria (with VERGESSEN©)
DIAGONALE / Graz, Austria (C)
DISKRETE PRAXIS, Büchsenhausen Exhibition Room / Innsbruck, Austria (C)
VERGESSEN© FESTIVAL / St. Veit a.d. Glan, Austria (C)
MEDIA.KUNST, Salle de Bal / Vienna, Austria
GALERIE 5020 / Salzburg, Austria (C) (S)
IN BETWEEN THE IMAGES / Graz, Austria

1997
VERGESSEN© / different projects (http://www.vergessen.com) (C)
MACHINE AESTETHICS, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands
VERGESSEN© SHOP, Grundsteingasse / Vienna, Austria (with VERGESSEN©)
COWBOY.ANIM, Mini Kebap / Vienna, Austria
SYMPTOMS AND HOME REMEDIES / Brno, Czech Republic (with VERGESSEN©) (C)
STILL, Salle de Bal / Vienna, Austria

1996
VERSION 2.2, Saint-Gervais de Geneve / Geneva, Switzerland
STATEMENTS, Galerie Cult / Vienna, Austria (S)
KÜNSTLERPECH, Junge Szene 96, Secession / Vienna, Austria (with HILUS) (C)
APOLLO 17, Media Arts Festival / Klagenfurt, Austria (C)
ST. PETERSBURG BIENNALE / St. Petersburg, Russia (C)
TINSEL TOWER,  PS1 Clocktower Gallery / New York, USA

1995
RECYCLED REALITY, Traklhaus / Salzburg, Austria (C) (S)
SPRING PROJECT, Ambrosi Museum / Vienna, Austria (with HILUS) (C)

1994
MEDIENBIENNALE LEIPZIG / Leipzig, Germany (C)
ERASMUS PROMO VIDEO, University of Applied Arts / Vienna, Austria (with Christine Meierhofer)
CULTURE ELECTRONIC / Loosdorf, Austria
KUNSTSTÜCKE SIGNATION, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation / Austria
ELEKTRONISCHE GALERIE / Vienna, Austria
KONTEXTKUNST, documentary video, Neue Galerie / Graz, Austria (director, with Bruno Klomfar) (C)
M.I.T. MEDIAMOO / Boston, USA
DIAGONALE / Salzburg, Austria

1993
ARS ELECTRONICA / Linz, Austria (C)
PUBLIC SPACES, promo video, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)
KUNST UND MEDIEN, IFABO / Vienna, Austria
REALTIME, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation / Austria (with TRANSIT)
VIRTUAL VEXILLOMAT, Elektronische Galerie Freihaus / Vienna, Austria

1992
VIDEOLEITSYSTEM, Tanzsprache Festival / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)

1991
VEEJAY DEEJAY, medialivemixinstallation, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)
MEDA TM, Transformator Media Art Festival/ St. Veit a.d. Glan, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA) (C)
TRANSFORMATOR, documentary video for ORF Kunststücke / Austria (director, with Rosa von Suesz)
VEXILLOMAT, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with Rosa von Suesz)

1990 - 1992
TERMINAL TAPES, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)

1989
TRANS EUROPE HALLES, documentary video, WUK / Vienna, Austria (with PYRAMEDIA)

(S) Solo show, (C) Catalog available    


Talks/Lectures/Presentations

2003
MULTIPLACE 2 FESTIVAL / Priestor Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
FACT Center / Liverpool, UK
WIMBLEDON COLLEGE / London, UK

2002
FLOW: NEGOTIATING DATA MOVEMENT / Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts / London, UK
NJUMEDIJA / Belgrade, Yugoslavia
KUDA.ORG / Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

2001
HALLWALLS CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER / Buffalo NY, USA
DISTINGUISHED ARTISTS SYMPOSION, University of Hartford / Hartford CT, USA (C)
SNIF / Tel Aviv, Israel
M.I.T. MEDIALAB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Boston MA, USA
BROWN UNIVERSITY / Providence RI, USA
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART / Boston MA, USA
RPI Renselaaer Polytechnical Institute / Troy, USA
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS / Vienna, Austria

2000
REMEDIATION / Merz Academy, Stuttgart, Germany
THING.NET / New York NY, USA

1999
MEDIA NON GRATA / Tallinn, Estonia

1998
HOCHSCHULE FÜR GRAFIK UD BUCHKUNST / Leipzig, Germany

1997
MACHINE AESTETHICS, V2_Organisatie / Rotterdam, Netherlands

1996
HOCHSCHULE FÜR BILDENDE KUNST / Basel, Switzerland (with HILUS)
MIRRORPAGE SYMPOSIUM / St. Petersburg, Russia


Bibliography/Reviews

"Don´t you wonder sometimes" by Dan Jones, in: i-D Magazine, 2002
"Bildplatte und Hanfskulptur" by Martin Behr, in: Salzburger Nachrichten, 2002
"Le Chainon Manquant" by Andre Piche, in: Enroute, 2001
"Video Art Gets in the Groove" by Erica D. Rowell, in: ABC News, 2001
"Fernsehbilder von Schallplatten" by Thomas Rottenberg, in: Der Standard, 2001
"Ether Talk" by Lina D. Russell, in: WIRE Magazine, 2001
"VinylVideo - Le mix en trashpeg" by Salma Schnabel, in: Trax, 2001
"Virtually Real" by Barry Davis, in: Jerusalem Post, 2001
"Viva Vinyl" in: Stern, 2000
"Kopfüber im Zeitspeicher" by Christoph Blase, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2000
"Hör das Bild, Sieh den Ton" by Tilman Baumgärtel, in: Berliner Zeitung, 2000
"VinylVideo" by Scott Edge and Chris Force, in: Alarm Magazine, 2000
"Groove Tube" by Richard Baimbridge, in: Wired Magazine, 2000
"The Retro-Future of Television Today - VinylVideo™" by Daniel Janoff, in: Ten By Ten Magazine, 2000
"Future Imperfect" by Daniel Janoff, in: ID Magazine, 2000
"VinylVideo - Das Missing Link in der Mediengeschichte" by Martina Gröschl, in: wienwebplus, 2000
"Visions in Vinyl - Pictures Bring New Life to Old Records" by Carly Berwick, in: Village Voice, 2000
"Wider eine ökonomisierte Kunst" by Vera Tollmann, in: Springerin, 2000
"Lowtech aus Österreich: Die gute, alte LP als Bildspeicher" by Sigrid Berghoff, in: Net Business, 2000
"Come On OVer and We´ll Watche Some Records" by Matthew Mirapaul, in: New York Times Online Edition, 2000
"VinylVideo" by Alessandro Ludovico, in: Suoni Futuri Digitali, 2000
"VinylVideo - Transforming the Turntable into the VCR of the Past" by Richard Baimbridge, in: Res Magazine, 2000
"VinylVideo: retour vers le futur" in: Pariscope, 2000
"Vinyl, Vidi, DJ" by A.H., in: Liberation, 2000
"Media Scratching" by Jade Lindgaard, in: Les Inrockuptibles, 2000
"Kunst Zwischen Medien (V)" by Reinhard Braun, in: Springerin, 1999
"Missing Links" by Timothy Druckrey, in: EIKON Magazine, 1999
"Video auf Schallplatte" by Ingrid Malina, in: Mediabiz, 1999
"Contemporary ASCII" by Vuk Cosic, Timothy Druckrey, Lev Manovich, 1999
"Medien, Gedächtnis, Moderne" by Timothy Druckrey, in: 2nd International Flusser Lecture, 1999
"A short history of VinylVideo™ - A Collective Memory" by Rike Frank, in: ISEA Newsletter, 1999
"Mo Wax – jetzt gibt es endlich auch Filme auf Vinyl" by Ralf Summer, in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, 1999
"Grooverider - yesterday's technology today" by Jörg Heiser, in: Frieze Magazine, 1999
"Rahma Khazam goes DEAF in Rotterdam" by Rahma Khazam, in: WIRE Magazine, 1999
"Fortschritt durch Rückschritt" by Wolfgang Richter, in: Salzburger Nachrichten, 1999
”Sub-Techs' at the Lab” by Kenneth Baker, in: San Francisco Chronicle, 1998
"Notes on the Aesthetics of Dysfunctionality, or: Why Some of Us Don’t Want to Become ‘Masters’" by Inke Arns, in: Medi-O-Rama, 1998
"Remove the Controls" by Andreas Broeckmann, in: Syndicate, 1997
"Zur Hybris von Mensch und Maschine in den Neuen Medien" by M. Grossmann, in: Nettime, 1997


Publications

"Händeschüttelkunst" in: Pakt Magazin, Bielefeld 1996
"VinylVideo advertising folder 1" in: Eikon Magazin, Wien 1999
"gebseng – four works" in: apsolutno_report, Springer Verlag Wien, 2002
"VinylVideo advertising folder 2" in: selfware Magazin, Graz 2002


Contact

Gebhard Sengmüller
Leopoldsgasse 6-8/8
A-1020 Vienna/Austria
tel/fax +43 1 5455929
gebseng@gebseng.com
http://www.itsallartipromise.com
http://www.vinylvideo.com
 

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