University of Art and Design Linz, Interface Cultures

Christa Sommerer

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Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are internationally renowned media artists, researchers and pioneers of interactive art. They worked in the US and Japan, they are professors at the University of Art in Linz, Austria. They created 50 interactive artworks and exhibited in around 380 exhibitions. Awards include: 2021 Austrian State Art Award, 2016 ARCO BEEP Award Madrid, 2012 Wu Guanzhong Art and Science Innovation Award of People’s Republic of China and Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica Award 1994. In 2023 they published a comprehensive overview “Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau – The Artwork as a Living System” at MIT Press, edited by Karin Ohlenschläger, Peter Weibel and Alfred Weidinger as part of their retrospective exhibition at ZKM Karlsruhe, OKCenter Linz and iMAL Brussels.

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