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24th Chaos Communication Congress
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Johannes Grenzfurthner

Johannes Grenzfurthner, artist, writer, curator, prankster, DIY researcher.

Johannes Grenzfurthner (born 1975, Vienna) is artist, writer, curator, prankster, DIY researcher.

He has attended many international symposia and conferences, published numerous essays and articles on contemporary art, science and philosophy. He writes for various online/print magazines and radio stations (e.g. ORF, FM4, Telepolis, Boing Boing). Johannes Grenzfurthner has served on a number of art juries (e.g. Steirischer Herbst, Graz).

He holds a professorship for art theory and art practice at the University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria.

Johannes Grenzfurthner is founder of monochrom, an internationally acting art and theory group. Most of his artistic output is labeled as “monochrom”. He is collaborating with groups such as ubermorgen, Esel and Mego (label). He is member of the Community of Fine Arts Austria and a contributor to Vienna Metroblogging. He is administrating Dorkbot Vienna, is supporting the Pirate Party movement and the hackspace Metalab.

He is head of Arse Elektronika festival in San Francisco (2007-) and co-hosting Roboexotica (Festival for Cocktail-Robotics) in Vienna (2002-)

He wrote and directed a couple of theatre plays, mainly at Volkstheater, Vienna.

Recurring topics in Johannes Grenzfurthner's artistic and textual work are: contemporary art, activism, performance, humour, philosophy, postmodernism, media theory, cultural studies, popular culture studies, science fiction, and the debate about copyright.