Thomas Munz

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Thomas Munz is a researcher, curator and editor focusing on contemporary arts at the interstices of technology and science as well as its cultural and political implications to digital and electronic media. He has studied visual arts at the Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) and at the Braunschweig University of Art (Germany) from which he has received his Diploma in Fine Arts. As of 2016 he works as Assistant Professor at IZK Institute for Contemporary Art (Institut für Zeitgenössische Kunst), which is part of the Architecture Faculty of the Graz University of Technology (TU), Austria.

Previous curatorial positions include Senior Curator at Rotterdam’s V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, Chief Curator of Transmediale, the international festival for art and digital culture in Berlin, as well as Co-Director of the Werkleitz Arts Centre’s Werkleitz Biennale, for which he also served as founding board member.

He has curated and produced exhibitions and other events at institutions such as the House of World Cultures and the Art Academy in Berlin as well as arts and moving image programs for numerous festivals, galleries, museums and other venues worldwide.

In his editorial work he is focusing on thematic explorations in regard to current artistic practice, such as the hybrid catalogue books Deep North (Revolver Publishing, Berlin) on artistic approaches to climate change and politics, Smile Machines (Art Academy, Berlin) on speculative strategies of humour in interrelation to art and technology, or Trust (Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg) on notions of both confidence as well as suspicion towards machine based systems and media.