Sen.Lect. Dr.phil. Gerda Lampalzer
Gerda Lampalzer-Oppermann is a media theorist and media artist whose special focus is artistic research. This encompasses curatorship, lectures, workshops, and publications in the field of video and media art. Her art works include installation, photography, video, concepts, and texts. She has participated in innumerable international exhibitions and presentations. Since 1987 she teaches at the Department of Media Theory, University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 1993 she has collaborated with Manfred Oppermann; the artist duo LAMPALZER/OPPERMANN operate mainly in the areas of staged photography, transdisciplinary media projects, and performance lectures. In 1989 Gerda Lampalzer-Oppermann gained her PhD from the Institute of Communication Science at Vienna University with a thesis titled “Video Art as Part of the Contemporary Communication Landscape”. Gerda Lampalzer-Oppermann has been a co-director of the Media Workshop Vienna — Studio for Independent Media Work since 1980, a member of FLUSS — The Lower Austria Society for the Promotion of Photo and Media Art since 2006, and since 2003 a member of the Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession and IG Fine Arts. From 2013 to 2015 Gerda Lampalzer-Oppermann was a guest professor for time-based media in the MA program at the University of Art and Design Linz; from 2006 to 2011 a lecturer on media culture and art theory at the University of Art and Design Linz and from 2001 to 2006 a lecturer in the quality journalism and new technologies MA program at the Danube University Krems.
She is the recipient of the following scholarships and awards: 2013 Austrian Art Award for Video and Media Art: 2006 Honorary Prize for Media Art Lower Austria; 2005 Karl Hofer Award of the University of the Arts Berlin; 2005 Nomination for the International Media Award for Science and Art of the ZKM Karlsruhe; 2004 Guest Artist in the Philippines; 2002 Guest Artist Grant Hamburg; 1994 and 2000 Video Scholarship of the Austrian Federal Ministery of Art and Education; 1999 Recognition Prize for Media Art Lower Austria; 1997 Artist in Residence at United Media Arts, Durham, Canada; 1993 Scholarship for Progetto Civitella d’Agliano, Italy; 1992 Austrian Advancement Award for Video Art; 1983 Prize of Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF.be) for ASUMA (with Gustav Deutsch and Manfred Neuwirth).