President and CEO of the ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (Germany) with studies in literature, medicine, logic, philosophy and cinema in Paris and Vienna. Poli + Artist, art and media theorist and exhibition curator. He has held various teaching and research positions in Europe and America. He has been an Austrian commissioner at the Venice Biennale; since 1992 he has been the artistic director of Ars Electrónica in Linz, Austria. in 1999 he was appointed president of the ZKM/ Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe (Germany).