Born 1956 in Münster (D); Rudolf Frieling studied Humanities at the Free University of Berlin received his Ph.D. at the University of Hildesheim; 1988–1994 curator of the International VideoFest Berlin; since 1990 he has lectured and published internationally extensively on art and media; since 1994 curator and researcher at the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, until 2001 head of the video collection; has lectured a. o. at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, Hochschule der Künste Berlin, and was guest professor at the media faculty, University of Applied Sciences, Mainz; 2001–2005 head of the Internet portal "Media Art Net" at ZKM and currently heading the restoration and exhibition project "", funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation; most recent projects as curator: Biennale Sao Paulo 2002 (Net Art section) and "Sound-Image", Mexico City 2003; he has published and co-edited with Dieter Daniels for Springer Vienna/New York a series of volumes on the history and current context of media art: Media Art Action (1997), Media Art Interaction (2000) and Media Art Net 1/2 (2004/2005) as well as co-edited the volume Bandbreite. Medien zwischen Kunst und Politik (with Andreas Broeckmann), Kadmos: Berlin, 2004; lives in Karlsruhe.