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Petra Gemeinboek

b. 1971

Petra Gemeinboeck’s practice crosses the fields of architecture, interactive installation, mobile media, robotics, and visual culture. In her current research, Petra explores the potential of robotic intervention as an investigative lens into the politics of surveillance by deploying autonomous robots, embedded into the architectural fabric of a gallery. She is a founding member of the international artist group In Serial, working with performative assemblages of choreographed robots and chemical fluids. Previously, Petra has developed immersive virtual spaces that experimented with feminist and postcolonial concepts of the body. Her locative and sensor-based interactive works explored the paradoxical ground common to both intervention and surveillance. Her works implicate participants in negotiation scenarios in which they are challenged to face, conspire with or perhaps even solicit a machine-generated co-performer. They have been exhibited internationally at venues including Archilab (FR), Ars Electronica (AT), Gallery Fabrica (UK), ICC Tokyo (JP), MCA Chicago (IL, USA), and the Thessaloniki Biennale (GR).

Birth place
Vienna, Senior , Austria
Other solo exhibitions 

08–09 2007 Impossible Geographies Tin Sheds Gallery Sydney 11–12 2005 Impossible Geographies 1.1: Memory Gallery Fabrica, Brighton, UK 07–08 2005 Impossible Geographies 01: Memory Gallery Soto, Boston, MA 01–02 2003 Pressentiments II Centre des Arts Enghien, Enghien-les-Bains at Paris

Other group exhibitions 

03–05 2010 BIENNALE CUVÉE. World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (forthcoming). 10 2009 e-MobiLArt, RONDOSTUCKI Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland 05–06 2009 Thessalonica Biennale, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki curated by Roger Malina, Nina Czegledy, Annick Bureaud, and Christiana Galanopoulou 02–03 2008 KUNSTTRESOR: Raum für Flüchtige Kunst, Stuttgart 12 2006 Intensive Science Sony Science Museum, Tokyo 10 2006 Intensive Science Maison Rouge, Paris 11 2005 Presence and Absence ICA Singapore 10–12 2004 La ville à nu / The naked city: Archilab 2004 (curated by Bart Lootsma) Orléans, France 01 2004 MAK NITE (curated by Lee Rodney) MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna 01 2004 MEDIA IN SPACE: 17. Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2003 Uzume becomes part of the Ars Electronica CAVE Art collection Ars Electronica Center, Linz 09 2003 CODE - The Language of Our Time: Ars Electronica Festival 2003 Ars Electronica Center, Linz 03 2003 Version > 03 :: Digital Arts Convergence Festival of Digital Media Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL 12 02–01 03 Black Cube: platform for media art Badenwürttembergische Kunstverein Stuttgart 07 2002 SIGGRAPH 2002: Art Gallery San Antonio, TX 11 2001 Female Century—New Polarities: Mediarama 2001 Conference and

Awards, collections 
2010 College of Fine Arts Faculty Research Grant, University of New South Wales 2008–2009 Selected participant in the e-MobiLArt Project, funded with support from the CULTURE 2007 Programme of the European Union 2008 New Work Grant, Medienkunstbeirat (Media Arts Board), Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture 2008 Project Support/Travel Grant for e-MobiLArt, Medienkunstbeirat (Media Arts Board), Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture 2008 Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) Professional Development Travel Grant 06–10 2006 Visiting Artist at Sony Computer Science Labs (CSL) Paris 06–07 2005 New Media Artist in Residency: DoWhile Studio Boston, MA 2005 MAK Schindler Scholarship Program 2005/6, recognition award 2004 & 2005 Research and Development grant, University of Sydney 2000 & 2001 University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago 2000 Scholarship 'Tische Program', Federal Chancellery Austria: Section for Artistic Affairs 1999 First prize, category 'Visions and Future Task,' 3rd International Competition for Textile Architecture, Textile Architecture Group, Frankfurt
Zwischenräume by robococo (Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders), video documentation extract., – from Zwischenräume, via Vimeo