Bernhard Garnicnig – Researcher
Bernhard Garnicnig is Researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures (IXDM). He completed his studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam with an Magister Artium in Digital Arts and Visual Media Design.
Bernhard’s artistic research explores how the interstitial space between institutions and intuition can be developed through the design of formats, surfaces and interfaces to support transdisciplinary trajectories of knowledge and practice.
One of his ongoing sites of research is the wireless occupation of a historic site in Vienna. As Very Artistic Director of the Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, he works with artists and a team including a media researcher, a historian and a scenographer. Together they explore the cycles of prediction, promise and disenchantment generated by technological, economical and architectural developments since the turn of the 20th century through a commissioning programme for digital art and theory.
In 2014 he co-founded Supergood, a nomadic movement in the ambiguous space between product and performance. In 2012 he co-founded the Bregenz Biennale, a festival for ephemeral and impermanent forms of art in his lakeside hometown. In 2011 he co-founded continent., a para-academic journal for thought in its many forms.