The Kunsthochschule Kassel mourns the death of Peter Weibel

Peter Weibel (*1944 in Odessa) was professor of photography at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (formerly Gesamthochschule) from 1982 to 1985.

The internationally renowned Austrian media artist, theorist, lecturer and curator Peter Weibel has died. The longtime director of the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media (ZKM) died March 1, 2023, at the age of 78 after a brief serious illness in a Karlsruhe hospital.

Weibel taught as a visiting professor for "Media Art" at the Kassel Art Academy (formerly Kassel Comprehensive University) in 1979/80. In 1981 he was a lecturer for "Perception Theory" in Kassel. From 1982 to 1985, Weibel was professor of photography at the Gesamthochschule Kassel.

In the course of his life, Weibel had also taught in Vienna, Canada and New York, among other places. From 1989 to 1994 he directed the Institute for New Media he founded at the St├Ądelschule in Frankfurt am Main, was Austrian commissioner of the Venice Biennale from 1993 to 1999 and artistic director of the Neue Galerie at the Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz. Since 1999 he has been director of the ZKM Karlsruhe.

The media artist has received numerous awards for his work. In 2019, a large retrospective at the ZKM provided insight into his broad spectrum of work. The "respektive Peter Weibel" presented him on the basis of around 400 works as an action, video, sound and photo artist, but also as a theorist and scientist.