MA, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, Digital Arts & Visual Media Design
Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, Art Direction & Co-Curation
University of Arts, Berlin, Germany, New Media Art and Design Arts & Visual Communication
Movie College, Allary Film, Munich, Germany, Film Production & Producing
Ger Ger, media artist and photographer, born in Vienna, Austria in 1981, currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He felt drawn to art early on in life and received his first honors and awards aged fourteen. He studied with Peter Weibel, Karel Dudesek, and Tom Fürstner, and holds a M.A. in Digital Arts and Visual Media Design from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. In 2000, Ger was awarded a scholarship by the University of Arts in Berlin to attend Joachim Sauter’s (ART+COM) New Media Art and Design class. He moved to Berlin, where he worked in his atelier until 2009, when he founded the art studio LA K50 to finally relocate to California in 2011. Since 2013, Ger also teaches as adjunct professor and leads the digital arts and photography lab at Claremont Graduate University’s MFA art institute.
His work has been presented in over 150 solo and group exhibitions worldwide. At Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Electrohype (Malmo, Sweden), Open (London, England), Art Basel Miami (USA), FILE (Sao Paulo/Curitiba City, Brazil), Kunsthalle (Vienna, Austria), Museums of Bat Yam (Tel Aviv, Israel), LA Freewaves (Los Angeles), The National Art Center (Tokyo, Japan), Rencontres Internationales (Paris, France), and many other venues. Among his awards are the most prestigious available in the fields of media arts and include the Japan Media Arts Award, Prix Ars Electronica, CYNETart, Rheingold Award, and Prix MultimediaArt.
Ger Ger deliberately works in a wide range of media and techniques. He combines interactive installations with performance; conceptual art and photo-/cinematography with fashion. Time and again his projects foray into the realms of the hitherto untouched. People and places play essential roles, contrasts and oppositions are being created, and everyday life is reconnected in new patterns. The line between reality and fiction frequently blurs.
“MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show”- Juried exhibition at Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, 2013.
“Onward Compé ’13”- Competition/Juried exhibition at Photography Festival Gallery, Philadelphia, 2013.
“Photography and Environmental Concern”- Juried exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, 2013.
“Best Shot”- Juried exhibition at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, 2012-2013.
“JTHAR”- Exhibition, JTAG Gallery, Joshua Tree, 2012.