Richard Kriesche

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Born (1940-11-28) November 28, 1940 (age 81)
Alma mater
  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • University of Vienna

Richard Kriesche (born 28 October 1940 in Vienna) is an Austrian artist.

Life and work

From 1958 to 1963 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the University of Vienna. In 1991 Kriesche was appointed to the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. In 1995-96 he took over a guest professorship at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1996 he was appointed deputy head of the science department in the Office of the Styrian Provincial Government and in 1998 was appointed to the culture department. From 2003 to 2005 Kriesche worked at the Landesmuseum Joanneum Graz.

His artistic fields of work include photo art, video art, computer art, net art, installations, performance and multimedia art. In his works, Kriesche attempts to bridge the gap between the genetic micro-worlds and the macro-worlds of the universe. With his sculptures and installations, Kriesche has been represented at numerous major media and art events. (Documenta, Biennale etc.).

Exhibitions[1] [2]

  • Venice_Biennale, Venice, 34th Venice Biennale, 42nd Venice Biennale, 46th Venice Biennale
  • documenta 6, Kassel, 1977
  • documenta 8, Kassel, 1987
  • Ars Electronica, Linz, 1989, 1994, 2003 ("featured artist")
  • Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris
  • Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1978[3]
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
  • Mumok, Vienna[4]
  • MIT Media Lab, Media Lab[5]
  • Washington Project for the Arts
  • trigon 73, Graz
  • ARTSAT - MIR, 1991


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