Rudolf Frieling

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Born 1956 in Münster; studies humanities at the Free University of Berlin; 1988–1994 curator of the International VideoFest Berlin; since 1990 he has lectured and published internationally extensively on art and media; since 1994 curator and researcher at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, until 2001 head of the video collection; has lectured a. o. at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and was guest professor at the media faculty, University of Applied Sciences, Mainz; 2001–2005 head of the Internet project «Media Art Net» at ZKM; most recent projects as curator: Biennale Sao Paulo 2002 (Net Art section) and «Sound-Image», Mexico City 2003; he has published and co-edited with Dieter Daniels for Springer Vienna/New York a series of volumes on the history and current context of media art: «Media Art Action» (1997), «Media Art Interaction» (2000) and «Media Art Net 1/2» (2004/2005) as well as co-edited the volume Bandbreite. Medien zwischen Kunst und Politik (with Andreas Broeckmann), Kadmos: Berlin, 2004; lives in Karlsruhe.