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Univ.-Prof. Dr.habil. Dr.h.c. Oliver Grau, MAE

Chair Professor for Image Science

Univ.-Prof. Dr.habil. Dr.h.c. Oliver Grau, MAE

Office
Wing F, 1. Floor, Room 1.104
Phone
+43 (0)2732 893-2550
Fax
+43 (0)2732 893-4550
E-Mail

Homepage
http://www.donau-uni.ac.at
Address
Danube University Krems
Chair Professor for Image Science
Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30
3500 Krems
Austria


Oliver Grau was appointed first Chair Professor for Image Science in the German speaking countries at the Center of Image Science at Danube University in 2005. More than 280 lectures and keynotes at conferences worldwide, including the Olympic Games culture program and the G-20 Summit.

Grau's book “Virtual Art. From Illusion to Immersion”, MIT Press 2003 (Book of the Month Scientific American) is with approx. 800 citations internationally the most quoted art history monography of the last decade (H-Index) and received more than 90 reviews. It offered for the first time a historic comparison and evolution in image-viewer theory of immersion and a systematic analysis of the triad of artist, artwork and beholder under the conditions of digital art.

He has received several awards and his publications are translated in 15 languages. His main research is in the history of media art, immersive images, emotion and immersion, the history of telepresence and artificial life and digital humanities.

Grau was founding director of the MediaArtHistories Conference Series, (Banff 2005, Berlin07, Melbourne09, Liverpool11, Riga13, Montreal15). The volume MediaArtHistories, MIT Press 2007, received more than 50 international reviews. His volume "Imagery in the 21st Century", MIT-Press 2011 expanded the context of Image Science.

He conceived new scientific tools for image science and directed the project "Immersive Art" of the German Research Foundation (DFG) developing the first international archive for digital art (ADA, since 1999). Since 2005 Grau is also head of the database of Goettweig’s Graphic Print Collection, Austria's largest private collection with 30.000 works, from Duerer to Klimt.

Grau is reviewer for international foundations (DFG, NSF, ARC, SNF, MPI, DAAD and editorial board member of international journals. Grau was among the first elected members of the Young Academy of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science & Leopoldina, 2014 he received a doctor h.c.

www.mediaarthistory.org
Archive of Digital Art
Database Graphic Collection Goettweig
Wikipedia

Current Lectures and Keynotes
  • SINGAPORE, Nanyang Technological University, ‘Multiverse’ Symposium, Keynote.
  • HANNOVER, NDR Kultur, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, "Die Kunst und das Digitale", 4. Mai 2017 (Vortrag und Podium).
  • MÜNCHEN, Festival KINO DER KUNST, 20. April 2017, Symposiumsvortrag.
  • BANGKOK, International Conference on Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (ICHSSE), Januar, Keynote
  • JERUSALEM, Open University, invited lecture, June 2016
  • CUENCA, Cuenca and its collections and archives of contemporary art, Keynote, 22.04.2016
  • AARHUS, University, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Art Histroy, 15.04.2016
  • BONN, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 26.02.2016
  • BERLIN, Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen, 07.02.2016
  • GRAZ, University Graz, Institut of Art History, evening Lecture, 16.12.2015
  • BUDAPEST, Museum Ludwig, MAPS Media Art Preservation Symposium, Keynote, 7.12.2015
  • WIEN, Challenges of Digital Art for our Societies, International Conference, lecture, MUMOK, Dec 4, 2015
  • PARIS, Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA), evening Lecture, 15.11.2015
  • MONTREAL, International Conference on the Histories of MediaArt, Science and Technology, Lecture-Presentation, Nov. 7, 2015
  • LISBON, International Conference “Stereo and Immersive Media”, Universiade Lusófona, October 7-9, 2015, National Archive of Torre do Tombo, Keynote, Oct 7th. 2015
  • MEXICO CITY, International UNESCO Forum “Virtual Humanities for Sustainable Memory of Graphic Cultural Heritage”, Casa Barragan, Keynote, Sep. 24, 2015
  • LODZ/WARSHAW, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) conference, University of Lodz and University of Social Sciences and Humanities Warsaw, Keynote 19.06.2015
  • BELGRAD, University, Faculty of fine Arts, 21.05.2015
  • MURCIA, Media Art Futures Festival, Keynote, 15.04.2015
  • ISTANBUL: "Amber Art and Technology Festival" (invited Lecture), 23.01.2015
  • HONG KONG: 20th International Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia (VSMM 2014), City University Hong Kong, Keynote, 12.12.2014
  • MOSCOW, "What is Philosophy of Art Today?", Moscow Biennale and Polytechnic Museum, 29.11.2014
  • SAN FRANCISCO: University Berkeley, Goethe Institut, Internationale Konferenz: "Image as Location: Books in Browsers" in Kooperation mit der Frankfurter Buchmesse in San Francisco, 22. 10. 2014.
  • BASEL, Haus für elektronische Künste (Hek) in coop. mit Kaserne Basel und Museum Tinguely, Conference "Portable Reality", Keynote, 26.09.2014
  • MÜNCHEN, Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Zentrum Digitale Geisteswissenschaften: "VERLUST DER (DIGITALEN) GEGENWARTSKUNST : Bildwissenschaftliche Perspektiven & das Archiv 2.0 in den Digitalen Geistswissenschaften", eingeladener Abendvortrag, 10.06.2014
  • ORADEA, Festvortrag aus Anlass der Verleihung der Ehrendoktorwürde an Prof. Oliver Grau, Universität Oradea, Aula Magna, 26.05.2014
  • LONDON, University of Westminster in collaboration with the Imaging Science Group of the Royal Photographic Society, International Conference: "All About Imaging", Keynote, 22. 5. 2014.
  • LONDON, Tate Britain, Culture Value and the Digital, 21.05.2014
  • GRAZ, Universalmuseum Joanneum - Schloss Eggenberg & Alte Galerie, Arbeitskreistreffen der Leiter der Graphischen Sammlungen von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz "Bildung und Vermittlung", 09.-10.05.2014
  • ROM, Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts, University Roma Tre, 29.04.2014
  • BANGKOK, The 2013 International Symposium on Culture, Art and Literature (ISCAL2013), 07.11.2013
  • MOSCOW, MediaArtHistories, Image Science & the Archive 2.0, PRO & CONTRA International Symposium Of Media Culture, Visual Splits: New Media Matters, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Keynote, 16.-19.10.2013
  • RIGA, Contemporary (Media) Arts & the Humanities in our Democracies, 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Plenary Lecture, 08.-11.10.2013
  • PLYMOUTH, 360 Symposium, Plymouth University, Keynote, 21.-23.06.2013
  • BARCELONA, Department of Art History, University of Barcelona, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), Conf: Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age. New Methodologies, Concepts, and Analytic Scopes, Keynote, 26.04.2013
  • KOPENHAGEN, Opening lecture of the series „Bildwissenschaft and Visual Culture“ (2013-14), University Copenhagen with support from Goethe Institute, 29.3. 2013.
  • AACHEN, rwth Aachen, Konferenz Exploring Virtuality, "Immersion und ihre Wirkung", 04.11.2012
  • BERLIN, btk, "Bildräume - Raumbilder", 24.10.2012
  • BASEL, Kunstmuseum Basel, Abendvortrag im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Panoramen - vermessene Welten", 27.09.2012
  • KREMS, Donau-Universität, Kongress der österreichischen Historiker, "Neue Analyseinstrumente für die historisch vergleichende Bildforschung", 27.09.2012
  • NÜRNBERG, Internationaler Kunsthistorikerkongress, CIHA 2012, GERMANISCHES NATIONALMUSEUM, Kongressvortrag, 15. - 20.07.2012.
  • MELBOURNE, Australia, The 2nd International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Keynote, 20.-23.06.2012
  • MELBOURNE, Australia, Founders Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, "New Databases for Media Art Histories", 21.06.2012
  • RUMÄNIEN, by invitation of the Universtiy Oradea and the Austrian Culture Forum, Keynote, May 2012
  • BERLIN, Computerspielemuseum (during Transmediale 2012), "Documenting Media Art", KEEP Joing Forces: International expert workshop on digital perservation, 01.02.2012
  • KOREA, POSTECH University of Science and Technology, Eingeladener Abendvortrag, 12.12. 2011.

 


Research Interests
 
  • Art and Media History of Illusion and Immersion
  • History of the Concept of Telepresence and Telecommunication
  • Current questions on genetic Art and the subhistory of artificial life

 

 

Member of the Editorial Board of Referenced Scientific Journals 

 

International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics, United Kingdom
IJArt Journal, United Kingdom
International Journal of Art and Technology, United Kingdom

International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media
SECOND NATURE: International Journal of Creative Media, Australia
EKFRASE: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Visuell Kultur, Norway
JUNCTURES The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, New Zealand

Jordan Journal of the Arts
 

 

Editorial Board

 

Scientific Advisory Board of Interdisciplinary Research Center Humanities/Art/Technology at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
 

Consultant

Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft DFG (GER)
National Science Foundation NSF (USA)
Schweizer Nationalfonds SNF (SUI)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD (GER)
European Research Council ERC (EU)

Awards and Distinctions

2014, Doctor h.c. in recognition for Oliver Grau's research by University Oradea
2011, Opening Speech POSTECH, South Korea (International lecture series for Nobel Prize winners and international top scientists), December 2011.
2010, Invitation by Ministery of Knowledge Economy of the Republic of Korea (MKE) for a lecture at G20 Summit/ “tech+ forum 2010”, Jamsil Gym, 09.11.2010.

2008, Invitation to the official cultural program of the  XXIX. Olympic Summer Games Beijing, Exhibition Synthetic Times - Media Art China 2008, Lecture Tsinghua University, June 9, 2008.

2004, Honorary Media Award of the Humboldt University Society.

2003, Scholarship holder of the German-Italian Center Villa Vigoni.
2003, Book of the Month, Scientific American.
2002, InterNationes/Goethe Institute Funding for the translation of the publication „Virtual Art“.
2001, Election into the “Young Academy” (at Berlin-Brandenburgische Academy of Sciences (BBAW) and the Leopoldina.

Current Interviews

Arte

Iconic Turn

Korean Television 2009

Serbian Television 2010

Ukrainian State TV 2011

Radio Interviews (German)

hör!spiel!art.mix; Interview about Media Art on Bayerischer Rundfunk on September 5th 2008, 20:30 - 22:30h

"Kultur am Sonntagmorgen", August 18 - September 15, 2002, Sundays 9:30 a.m.:

Was ist ein Bild? Antworten der Kunst und Philosophie, der Neurophysiologie, der Medienwissenschaft und Kunstgeschichte / Eine Gesprächsreihe von Rainer B. Schossig
[What is an image? Answers of art and philosophy, neurophysiology, media studies and art history / A series of talks by Rainer B. Schossig]

Part V, broadcasted on Deutschlandradio on September 15, 2002:
The media scholar Oliver Grau

Downloads

Cv Ograu English17 08.2016.pdf
Press Reviews Selection 2014
Reviews "Virtual Art"
Current Lectures And Keynotes 2014
Chaired Conferences
Publikationen Publications Og 09 2014