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 Rudolf Frieling

b 1956 in Münster (D); studies humanities at the Free University of Berlin; 1988–1994 curator of the International VideoFest Berlin; since 1990 he has lectured and published internationally extensively on art and media; since 1994 curator and researcher at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, until 2001 head of the video collection and organizer of the annual International Media Art Award; since 1996 co-editor of «Media Art Action» and «Media Art Interaction» on the history of art and media in Germany (with Dieter Daniels); since 1998 lecturer a. o. at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and guest professor at the media faculty, University of Applied Sciences, Mainz; 2001–2004 head of the Internet project «Media Art Net» at ZKM; most recent projects as curator: Biennale Sao Paulo 2002 (net art section) and «Sound-Image,» Mexico City 2003; 2004-2006 head of the publishing project «» at ZKM; since 2006 Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he curated a.o. in 2008 «The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now»; lives and works in San Francisco.