Iris Kern-Foster

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BIO
MEDIA ARTIST*INTERACTIVE DESIGNER*WRITER*EDUCATOR

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Media Artist and Interactive Designer, Huntington Beach, California, 2010-present
Super-Fi, Advertising and Digital Media agency and Monopol Media Publishing House (daughter company for Super-Fi) -- Founding partner and Creative Director as well as Art Director for several magazines, Vienna, Austria, 2002-2010
Pjure Digital Media -- Interactive Art Director, Vienna, Austria, 2000-2002
Pixelpark -- Interactive Art Director, Vienna, Austria, 1999-2000
Ogilvy Interactive -- Interactive Art Director, Vienna, Austria, 1997-1999
Netconcept -- Webdesigner, Vienna, Austria, 1996-1997
Marketing Assistant at Info -- Information Management, Klosterneuburg, Austria, 1995-1996

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Applied Sciences, Department of Integrated Communication -- Lecturer for Visual Communication and Production, Vienna, Austria, 2009-2010
University of Applied Sciences, Department of Knowledge Management -- Guest lecturer for Design and Media Theory, Vienna, Austria, 2004-2006
University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Department of Media Management -- Guest lecturer for Design and Media Theory, Austria, 2003, 2004

PUBLICATIONS - ESSAYS AND ARTICLES IN GERMAN

BOOKS

“Kooperative Karten” (Cooperative Maps, The future of collaborative Mapping) Essay, in “Kartographisches Denken” (Thinking Cartography), by Christian Reder, Springer Wien, New York, 2012
“Portraits: Wilhelmine Kracher, Julia Grandegger, Simone Pastorek,” in “Stärke, die, weiblich” (Strength is Female), Austria, 2012
“Portraits of Austrian Graphic Designers, Industrial & Multimedia Design studios,” in “360° Design Austria #1”, Artificial Atlas of Austrian Design, Austria, 2006
MAGAZINES
“Travel Report European Science Open Forum 2010, Turin, Italy,” Feature for Info - Issue 74, Magazine published by FWF Austrian Science Fund
The Gap Magazine, Monopol Publishing House, Vienna, Austria, 2003-2010:
“The Long Beard of Sigmund Freud” – On Science Communication Formats, Feature
“Designing Nations – Soccer Outfits,” Feature
“The Rebirth of Pinup,” Feature
“Portrait Mediartist Markus Sucher,” Feature
“Pure Austrian Design + AudioFurniture,” Review
“Absolute Sequel. The Absolute Advertising Story Continues,” Review

ART MEDIA COVERAGE AND ART PUBLICATIONS

Catalog “Krach & Eintracht,” Austria, 2005
“Artistportrait Iris Kern,” ORF Radio Burgenland Kultur (National Radio) by Dr. Susanne Jäger, 2005
“Kreuz mich an” (Vote for me, on political Communication), Magazine Wienerin September Ausgabe by Lisa Steiner, 2006
“Jackpot Webdesign” (Women in Digital Media) Magazine, Durst, by Raphael Oberndorfinger, 2007
Catalog “The art of tomorrow,” Ars Electronica, Austria, 2001

SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES, AND LECTURES

European Science Open Forum (ESOF), Art Sciences Delegation, Turin, Italy, 2010
Cultural Council, Burgenland -- Artist in Residence, Paliano, Italy, 2009
University of Applied Arts Vienna -- Research Grant, New York, 2008
Digital Hijack 2 – Speaker (invited by Hans Bernhard, ubermorgen.com/etoy), Cape town, South Africa, 1999

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

“Paliano/Bushwick,” Alte Schule Gallery, Walbersdorf, Austria 2010
“Myface Generation,” Artbox Gallery, Cultural Center, Mattersburg, Austria, 2007

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Stärke, weiblich, die,” OHO Oberwart, Landhaus, Eisenstadt, Austria, 2011
“Kunstgroßmarkt 333,” Kulturzentrum, Mattersburg, Austria, 2011
“Festkakao,” LOVE_ Gallery, Vienna, 2010
“20 Jahre Mauerfall - 20 Jahre danach - 20 Positionen” (20 year anniversary of the Fall of the Iron Curtain), Long Night of Museums, Cselley Mühle, Oslip, Austria, 2009
“Gemeinsames – Unterschiedlich,” Forum Austriaco di Cultura a Milano, Milano, Italy, 2007


“I sold my eyes to MTV,” Installation, Viennafair, Artmagazine booth, 2006
“For Functionist – Installation,” CCA Gala, Uniqua Tower, Vienna, Austria, 2006
“Be Still,” in Collaboration with Composer Sarah Majchor “Be Still” Trinity College, London, UK, 2006
“Eitelkeit & Einigkeit,” Ziel1 = Kunst = Ziel1, Cselley Mühle Oslip, Austria, 2005
European Parliament Strassburg, Strasbourg, France, 2005
“B-Volution” Cultural Center Mattersburg, Austria, 2005
“Zwei Brüder -- Two Brothers,” Klangfrühling, Burg Schlaining, 2005
“Strings in Motion,” Animation in Collaboration with Composer Alex Rudd, Theatro La Venice, Italy, 2005
“TIVM,” Diplomausstellung, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, 2004
“B-Volution,” Cultural Center Mattersburg, Austria, 2004
“Requiem for a Machine,” Hardware Hacker Symposium, Expositur Postgasse, Vienna, Austria 2003
“Always On- Future Kids,” Kunsthalle Project Space, Vienna, Austria 2002
“The Art of Tomorrow,”ARS Electronica, Linz, Austria 2001
LANGUAGES
English, German

MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS

“FAME Frankfurt” member -- Network for Media Anthropology Research, Frankfurt, Germany