Christa Sommerer


  • Academy of Media Arts and Sciences



  • ISEA1997

    Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau are artists and researchers working in the field of interactive computer instal­lations that combine artificial life, art, science, real-time inter­action and communication. They have received numerous awards, such as the Golden Nica Award for Interactive Art at the Ars Electronica 94 Festival, the Ovation Award at the Interactive Media Festival in Los Angeles in 1995 and many others. Their works are installed permanently in several muse­ums such as: ZKM Media museum Karlsruhe, ICC InterCommunication Museum Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. They both are researchers and artis­tic directors at the ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Lab in Kyoto Japan and also hold a Professor position at the IAMAS Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu Japan. In 1995 they organized and chaired an international conference called ART-Science-ATR, at ATR Kyoto, and in 1997 they published and edited a book called Art C@ Science in Springer Edition Vienna/New York dealing with the recent developments in the collaboration of art and science.


    Christa Sommerer, Austria, (Institut für Neue Medien) Christa Sommerer studied Biology (Botany) and Arts (Sculpture) in Vienna, Austria. Since 1990 she works on the combination of Arts and Science. Early works questioned this relationship in a metaphorical sense.

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  • Denmark, AT

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