Jens Hauser
(Germany/France)

Jens Hauser is a Paris based art curator, writer, cultural journalist and video maker focussing on the interactions between art and technology, and on transgenre and contextual aesthetics. His papers have been published in ten languages. He is currently a research associate in Media Sciences at Ruhr University Bochum/Germany. As a curator Hauser has organised a huge show on biotechnological art at the National Arts and Culture Centre Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, "L'Art Biotech" (2003), and published a book with the same title. His forthcoming exhibitions are "Still, Living" (2007) as part of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, and Sk-Interfaces (2008) at FACT in Liverpool, which deals with the paradigm of skin as a technological interface. In 2005 Hauser received the Fund for Arts Research Grant from the American Center Foundation. He is also, and has been a guest lecturer internationally, such as at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, Donau University Krems, Tbilissi University Georgia etc. Hauser also is a director of creative radio pieces, sound environments and documentary films which have been shown in festivals and as video installations in museums. Since 1992 he has collaborated regularly with the European culture television Arte, as well as with the cultural programs of the German broadcasting stations WDR, NDR, SWR, Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio and ZDF. Hauser has also been engaged in projects helping visually disabled people to access art and cinema, including audiodescription of film, theoretical university workshops and professional training on behalf of the German Association of the Blind.