27-29th May 2024
Ingeborg Reichle, PhD, is a contemporary art historian and cultural theorist and is currently Senior Fellow at the Potsdam Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) in Potsdam, Germany, writing about art, science, and sustainability. In recent years she served as Professor in the Department of Media Theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and as founding chair of the Department of Cross-disciplinary Strategies (CDS), where she designed an integrated BA study program on applied studies in art, science, philosophy, and global challenges. Her current area of research and teaching is the encounter of the arts with cutting-edge technologies such as biotechnology and synthetic biology, taking also into account artistic responses to systemic risks and global challenges. Before joining the faculty of the Department of Media Theory as full professor in 2016, she was FONTE professor at Humboldt University Berlin. In 2004 she gained her Ph.D. from the Humboldt University Berlin with the dissertation Kunst aus dem Labor, published in 2005 with Springer. In 2009 she published the book Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art with Springer and in 2021 she edited the anthology Plastic Ocean: Art and Science Responses to Marine Pollution with De Gruyter. She advises a number of institutions like the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia (NanoARTS) and the sci-art programme NaturArchy at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. In March 2022 she joined the Board of Trustees of the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.