Iris Mayr read communication studies, economics and Spanish in Linz, Salzburg and Sevilla. Between 1996 and 2007 she worked for Ars Electronica in a number of different functions; she was for instance in charge of the administration of the Prix Ars Electronica. Between 2003 and 2004 she was tutor and research assistant at the University of Salzburg. In 2006 she was curator of the biennial “Media City_Seoul” together with Lev Manovich, Yuko Hasegawa and Pi Li. 2008 Iris Mayr has been in charge of the opening of Linz09. She is working as a freelance project manager and curator.