Erwin K. Bauer

© buero bauer

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

© Nicolas Guiraud

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

© Marlene Rahmann

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

© Lukas Gansterer

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.


mischer′traxler studio

© Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

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

© Leonard Qylafi

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

© Nicole Stoecklmayr

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

© Anastasia Ekhlakova

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
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

Z
Center für Political Beauty
Nadja Zerunian


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