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Thomas Dreher (*1957)

Biography

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Thomas Dreher studied since 1978 art history, philosophy and classical archeology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

Since 1985 he has written articles, critiques and reviews for art magazines ("das kunstwerk", "Artefactum", "Artscribe", "Wolkenkratzer", "Kunstforum" etc.).

1986-1987 scholarship of Lower Saxony for the Central Institute for Art History (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte) in Munich.

1988 doctorate (thesis on "Conceptual Art in America and England 1963-1976", Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M. 1992, in German).

1991 participation in "Kunst als Grenzbeschreitung: John Cage und die Moderne/Art as a Means to Walk on Limits: John Cage and Modern Times", Staatsgalerie moderner Kunst/State Gallery for Modern Art, Munich.

1995-2000 preparations for and completion of "Performance Art since 1945: Action Theater and Intermedia" (Munich 2001, in German) as a part of the DFG (German Research Foundation)-Project "Das Problempotential der Nachkriegsavantgarden/The Problem Potential of the Postwar Avant-gardes" (supervisor and co-editor: Prof. Georg Jäger).

Since December 1999: Lessons in NetArt for IASL (International Archives of Social History of German literature) online (site of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Institute of German Philology, Munich).

2007 Prix Ars Electronica (in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Medien.Kunst.Forschung), Linz: Media.Art.Research Award: The website "IASLonline Lessons in NetArt" receives an "Acknowledgement of a Contribution to the Field" (in 2007: network-based art forms).

From October 2011 to December 2012 "History of Computer Art" was published chapter by chapter (IASLonline Lessons in NetArt: Theory ). The English translation followed from August 2013 until June 2014 (PDF).

January 2015: Curator of "Viennese Actionism and Action Theater in Munich": 2 lectures (Oliver Jahraus, Thomas Dreher), 2 actions (FLATZ, Alexeij Sagerer & proT). Event in the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

Key activities: Intermedia Art, esp. Performances, Conceptual and Context-Reflexive Art, Computer Art, NetArt.

Texts on Thomas Dreher: Intermedia Art and academia.edu, slides on SlideShare, pinboards on Pinterest, informations and tips on Facebook.

He lives in Munich.

Address:
Dr. phil. Thomas Dreher
Schwanthalerstrasse 158
D-80339 Munich
Germany
tel.: +49/89/5029513
e-mail: TDreher@onlinehome.de