Awarding, presenting, creating and preserving time-based media at Ars Electronica
Senior Curator of the Ars Electronica Residency Network, Senior Researcher at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Ars Electronica,
Claudia SCHNUGG, Senior Curator of the Ars Electronica Residency Network, Senior Researcher at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Ars Electronica Linz, Austria
Claudia Schnugg is a Senior Researcher with an interdisciplinary background at Ars Electronica Futurelab and Senior Curator of the Ars Electronica Residency Network. She is responsible for the collaboration process between cultural and scientific institutions that run residency programs with Ars Electronica and is mentoring the research and artistic residents who take part in one of these programs. In work and research, she is working with the intersection of art, society, technology and science. Thereby, she is interested in aesthetic and embodied knowing, materiality, understanding and its influence on creating, work and organisation, which is strongly connected to understanding, remembering, and creation of knowledge.
Claudia holds a PhD in social and economic sciences from the University of Linz. Her doctoral dissertation was designed as an interdisciplinary work at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, and the University of Art and Design, Linz. She analysed how organizations would engage with art, artists or artistic processes and why they would bring art into businesses and what this means from an art theoretical & cultural science perspective. Prior to her position at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, with a focus on organisational aesthetics (e.g., space, rhythms, movements, visual impression), materiality, embodied knowledge, creativity through artist-in-residence projects and qualitative & aesthetic research methods, and as Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School.