Collegium Helveticum

Inge Hinterwaldner
Senior Fellow 2023–2024

Art history
Fellowship duration
October 01, 2023–February 29, 2024
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE


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In 2009, Inge Hinterwaldner received her PhD in art history from the University of Basel, Switzerland, with a thesis on interactive computer simulations, resulting in the book The Systemic Image, originally published in German by Fink in 2010 and in English by MIT Press in 2017. Fellowships and grants allowed her to pursue her research at MECS in Lüneburg in 2014, at Duke University in Durham in 2015, and at MIT in Cambridge/MA in 2016. From 2016 to 2018, she was professor for modern and contemporary art in the Department of Art and Visual History at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Since October 2018, Inge has held a professorship for art history at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Her research focuses on interactivity and temporality in the arts, computer-based art and architecture, tectonics of programmed art, model theory, expressiveness of fluid dynamics, and the interdependence between the arts and the sciences since the 19th century. She is PI of the research group Coded Secrets: Artistic Interventions Hidden in the Digital Fabric, which deals with net-based artworks from a variety of perspectives and disciplines such as art, art history, computer science, media informatics, digital conservation, and visual cultural studies.