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Florian Cramer : Curriculum Vitae

*1969 in Berlin, Germany Lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Current: Since 2008: Research professor (reader) for visual culture, new media and autonomous practices, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences / Willem de Kooning Academy & Piet Zwart Institute   Past:   2011-2015: Director of Creating 010 research center, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences  2012-2015: Part-time program curator at WORM, Rotterdam

2010-2011: Director of Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

2006-2010: Course director, Master Media Design and Communication, Piet Zwart Instituut, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

2005: research fellow, Piet Zwart Instituut, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

1999-2004 junior lecturer in Comparative Literature, Peter Szondi Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft, Freie Universität Berlin

Advisory boards: Stichting DSPS/De Player, Rotterdam   Education

2006 Dr. phil. in Comparative Literature, Freie Universität Berlin, Peter Szondi-Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende

Literaturwissenschaft; thesis Exe.cut[up]able Statements: Poetische Kalküle und Phantasmen des selbstausführenden Texts published in 2006 by Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich

1998 M.A. in Comparative Literature, Art History and Modern German Philology, Freie Universität Berlin

1989-1998 study of Comparative Literature, Art History, Modern German Philology and Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Konstanz and University of Massachusetts at Amherst



2007 ars electronica/Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut

2005 electronic literature award, Literaturhaus Stuttgart

2002 with Sebastian Luetgert: honorary mention transmediale.02, Berlin 1998 Pegasus electronic literature award, IBM/Die Zeit/Radio Bremen


Keynote lectures (selection)


1998 Softmoderne Berlin,  2001 transmediale.01 Berlin, 2002 Digital is not Analog Bologna, 2002 ICC Tokyo, 2003 Macros Center Moscow, 2003 Goethe Institut Barcelona, 2004 Tate Modern London, 2005 Brown University Rhode Island, 2005 Aarhus University, 2006 Modern Language Association, USA, 2007 ars electronica Linz, 2008 Design Biennial St. Etienne, 2010 OSCON Portland; 2012 Electronic Literature Organization, USA, 2013 University of Tasmania, Australia, 2014 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, ICA London, 2015 BEK Bergen, Norway, Universität der Künste Berlin, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Bath Spa University, UK, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2016 AKV St. Joost Breda

  Group exhibitions (selection)

2013 Networked Art Forms and Tactical Magick Faerie Circuits - CAST - Contemporary Art Tasmania,Hobart, TAS

2010 Also Space² - C-Space, Beijing, China

2010 iMal, Brussels, Belgium

2009 Pixxelpoint 2009 - Unce Upon a Time in the West - Pixxelpoint, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

2007 POIESIS - Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2002 art.bit collection - NTT InterCommunication Center [ICC], Tokyo 1989 Festival of Plagiarism - Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

Foreign languages

English: excellent, CEFR level C2

Dutch: fluent, level C1

German: native

French: reading comprehension B2, speaking A2

Italian: reading comprehension A2

Latin: C1

Technical media skills

Programming languages: Perl, Bourne Shell Markup languages: XML, HTML, LaTeX, Markdown

Operating systems: Unix (GNU/Linux & BSD), Windows, Mac OS X Moving image: Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, After Effects, Final Cut Pro 7 & X, ffmpeg, 8mm & 16mm analog film Photography: analog (35mm & medium format) + digital, DxO Optics Pro, Raw Therapee