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Joerg Auzinger
Artist Profile

Media Art
Photography
Artistic Research

Joerg Auzinger
Artist Profile

Media Art
Photography
Artistic Research

Joerg Auzinger creates artwork grappling with the sociopolitical aspects of our technology-riddled communication society

Joerg Auzinger is a media artist living and working in Vienna and in Graz, Austria. Auzinger’s artistic work is situated between art, science and technology and often deals with the relationship between human, nature and machine and the sociopolitical aspects of a technology-based communication society. In interactive installations, photographic works and objects, he analyzes the function of new and old media and their construction of realities and the associated changes in our concept of reality. His work often deals with the correlation of analog and digital conditions. Joerg Auzinger studied media art with Peter Weibel. Previously, he graduated from the Department of Audiovisual Media Arts at Graz Ortweinschule for art and design with Richard Kriesche and studied film directing at the Vienna Film Academy under Axel Corti. Joerg Auzinger’s works can be seen in national and international exhibitions. Auzinger was a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts for „Expanded Photography“. He holds workshops and lectures, was artistic director of the gallery reflector in Vienna and co-founder of the Graz art association support. He has curated an international art prize and was the organizer of regularly held art salons in the Vienna suburb areas. Auzinger works in the fields of interactive installations, film and media art as well as in artistic research and scientific topics. He pursues interdisciplinary artistic approaches and usually realizes his projects interactively and participatively. The viewer thus becomes an active participant and thus an essential part of the project.

Biography

1972

Joerg Auzinger was born in Linz, Austria

1982 – 1987

Kollegium Aloisianum
Jesuit Academic Highschool, Linz

1992 – 1994

Studies in Film Directing
University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Prof. Axel Corti, Department for Television and Film

1994 – 2002

Studies in Media Arts
Master Degree in Media Arts, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Prof. Peter Weibel

1997

Founding member of the Graz based Art Society support
Exhibitions focusing on contemporary media art

1999 – 2002

Media Theory and Semiotics Studies
Institute for Art and Knowledge Transfer,
University of Applied Arts and Institute for Philosophy, University Vienna

2001 – 2003

Teaching position in Media Art and Photography
Secondary Technical College for Art and Design, Graz

2010

Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Arts
for Expanded Photography, Vienna

2013 – 2016

Artistic Director of the contemporary art space and gallery reflektor, Vienna