Richard Kriesche
b. 1940 in Vienna, Austria.
Lives and works in Graz, Austria.

1963    Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University of Vienna
   Founder of the Department for Audio-Visual Media at the HTL Ortweinplatz, Austria
1964    Degree in Graphics and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
1968    Assistant at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Vienna
1970-71    Research grant to University College, London
1973    Founding of poolerie, a media-gallery for photography-film-and-video
   Co-editor of the art magazine Pfirsich
1977    Head of the experimental sector of AVZ-audio-visual-centre in Graz
1978    Foundation of Bvoest, first regional artist-run society, Austria
1983-84    DAAD fellowship (Künstlerprogramm), Berlin
1984    Research grant to Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), USA
   Founding of kulturdata, lab for media-design and computer-assisted-art forms
1985-86    Research grant to M.I.T. Cambridge, Albert and Vera List Visual Arts Center at the Media Lab of M.I.T., USA
1988-91    Teaching specialty at the Technical University, Vienna: Aesthetics of scientific and technological processes
1991-96    Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach/Main, Germany: Theory and praxis of electronic image-production
1995-96    Professor of Electronic Media Art, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1996    Vice-Director of the Science & Research Department of the Styrian Government, Austria
1997-    Head of the Department for Scientific and Artistic Agenda in the Research and Cultural Managment of the Styrian Government, Austria
   Expert of the Council of Europe's Cultural Policy and Action Division


Selected solo exhibitions
since 1963:

Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT Media Lab - List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England (UK)
Galerije Grada Zagreba, Zagreb, Croatia


Selected group exhibitions

Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany
Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (1989, 1994)
Artsat - Space station MIR (first art project in the history of the Russian space flight on the space station MIR, 1991)
XXXIV. Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
XLII. Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
XLVII. Venice Biennial (Menzio d'Onore), Venice, Italy


Earlier works


1989    Earth
1991    Artsat
1992    Hainburg
   Sky Above - Earth Below
1995    Text/speech/robot
   Telematic sculpture



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