Oliver Grau#

Membership Number:4015
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions

  • Present position Chair Professor for Image Science / Head of the Department, Danube University Krems (since Oct 2005)-
  • Feb 2000 to present Project Head "Database of Virtual Art" (scientific conception and development of internet-based documentation of Digital Art; 11 staff and 52 interns to date), Danube University Krems-
  • Oct 2005 to present Project Head "Göttweig Online", Danube University Krems-
  • Oct 2004 - Apr 2005 Visiting Professor, University Siegen, Germany / Media Studies -
  • Apr 2002 - Sept 2005 Head of the project "Immersive Art" (individual DFG-Grant), Humboldt University Berlin -
  • Oct 2002 - Oct 2003 Visiting Professor, Art University Linz-
  • Oct 2003 - Sept 2004 Advisor: MA program “Art History and Cultural Studies”, University Leeds-
  • Oct 1998 - Jan 2002 Research Lead in the DFG-Project Art and Media History of Virtual Reality, Humboldt University Berlin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Image science
  • Media art research
  • Digital humanities
  • Emotions and media
  • Art history and its media

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Honorary degree (Doctor h.c.) in recognition of research in Image Science and developing the field of Media Art Histories from University of Oradea-
  • 2011 Invitation for the opening lecture of the international Dongkuk Humanities Series for Nobel Prize winners and international scientists at POSTECH, South Korea-
  • 2010 Invitation for a lecture at “tech+ forum” / G-20 summit, by Ministery of Knowledge Economy of the Republic of Korea (MKE)-
  • 2008 Invitation to the official cultural program of the XXIX Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China, exhibition Synthetic Times - Media Art China, lecture at Tsinghua University-
  • 2004 Honorary Media Award of the Humboldt University Society (Berlin, Germany)-
  • 2003 Fellow at Villa Vigoni - German-Italian Center for European Excellence, Italy-
  • 2003 'Scientific American' Book of the Month-
  • 2002 Inter Nationes/Goethe-Institut funding for the translation of the publication Virtual Art (today the most quoted book in Art History worldwide since 2000)-
  • 2001 Elected as the first art historian into the Young Academy at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina-
  • 1998 Rotary Foundation

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