Tilman Baumgärtel

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Tilman Baumgärtel (born 1966, Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany) is a German author, media theorist, curator and journalist. He is currently professor of media theory (department design) at the University of Applied Sciences, Mainz.



Tilman Baumgärtel has published books on media culture, Internet art, computer games, and Independent cinema in Southeast Asia. From 2005 to 2009 he taught at the University of the Philippines in Manila media and film studies. From 2009 to 2012, he taught at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia at the Department of Media and Communication. Currently he is professor for media theory at the Hochschule Mainz.

His most recent publications is GIFs.

From 2018 to 2021 he was in charge of a DFG-research project [1] on the art group Van Gogh TV and their documenta project Piazza Virtuale. [2]

As a journalist he has been writing since the early 1990s for the Berlin daily die tageszeitung, Die Zeit, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Telepolis, the Berliner Zeitung and other German and international newspapers and magazines.


Exhibitions as curator (Selection)

Games. Computerspiele von KünstlerInnen, Hardware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, 2003

Eintritt in ein Lebewesen, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin 2020

Is it Art or is it Internet, Vol 1., Upstream Gallery Amsterdam, 2021

Van Gogh TVs Piazza virtuale, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2021, Online-Version hier.

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