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Dr Axel Roch, born 1971, has a degree in Cultural Studies
and Philosophy (MA) from Humboldt University and Free University
in Berlin. Holds a doctorate in Media Studies (PhD) from Ludwig-Maximilians-University
in Munich. Is co-founder of the Interface Laboratory while
having joined the Artistic and Academic Staff at the Academy
of Media Arts Cologne, Germany, for three years, between 1999-2002.
Was Artist-In-Residence at the Mediatower / Medienturm, Graz,
Austria, in 2001. Was the David Gee Lecturer for Critical
Theory of Interactive Media at Goldsmiths College, University
of London, UK, for three years, from 2002-2005. Was Guest
Artist and Research Fellow at ZKM, Center for Art and Media,
Karlsruhe, between 2006 and 2008. Became Visiting Professor
for New Media at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany, for
one term in 2005 and held a Summer School Guest Professorship
at the Universidad del Pais Vasco, St. Sebastian, Spain, in
2006. Was UD (Universitair Docent) within
the Faculty of Arts at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The
Netherlands, for four years. Is currently Adjunct Professor (Lehrbeauftragter) at Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin.
Major Exhibitions (selection):
-"mikrogalleri.es", 2007-11, YOU_ser: The Century of
the Consumer, Imagining Media, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe,
Germany. Also shown at: MECAD and Santralistanbul, Spain and
-"Ambiguous Signalscapes", Deep North, Transmediale
2009, International Media Art Festival, Berlin, Germany. Also
shown at Media_City Seoul 2006, International Media Art Biennale,
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, and at Vision. Das Sehen,
Neues Museum Weimar, 2011.
-"tometaxy.net", 2006, Media_City Seoul 2006, International
Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
-"The MoonPeace Project", Digital Playground, International
Digital Art Festival, Uijeongbu Arts Center, Korea, 2005.
-"'voyure en survol' - Pour Petit a.", Iconoclash - Beyond
the Image Wars, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany,
-"Diagrammatical Read/Write-Head", In the Field of Letters,
New Gallery Graz, Austria, 2001.
-"visionary.apparatus", Steirischer Herbst, Medienturm Graz,
-"Mind-Reading Machine II", Seven Hills, Martin-Gropius-Bau
Berlin, Germany, 2000.