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Margit Rosen

Head of Collections, Archives and Researchat ZKM
Focus area: Archiving, Conservation, Art History, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Data Art, Science, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Culture, Electronic, Digital Literature, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Net Art, Photography, Public Art, Video, Film

Margit Rosen is an art historian and curator. Since 2016 she has been head of the department Collection, Archives and Research at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.  In her research she focuses on 20th century art as well as the history and aesthetics of the electronic arts. A particular focus of her studies is the reception of computer technologies in art and aesthetics since the 1950s.  She taught at the HfG | Karlsruhe and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Bejing. In 2011 and 2013, she was a visiting professor at the Art Academy Münster. She is a faculty member of the Master's program MediaArtHistories at the Danube University Krems. Margit Rosen has published widely, including »A Little-Known Story About the Computer's Arrival in Art« (MIT Press, 2011). She has curated and co-curated a number of exhbitions, a. o., »Writing the History of the Future« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2019), »Radical Software. The Raindance Foundation, Media Ecology and Video Art« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2017), »Der Algorithmus des Manfred Mohr.1963−jetzt« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2013) and »Hiroshi Kawano. The Philosopher at the Computer« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2011).
Focus area: Art History, History of computer-based and computer-generated Arts, Video Art, History of Art & Technology