Andreas Broeckmann holds a PhD in Art History from the University of East Anglia, Norwich/UK (1995). He lectures internationally about the history of modern art, media theory, machine aesthetics, and digital culture, and has curated exhibitions and festivals in major European venues. He is the artistic director of ISEA2010RUHR. In university courses, curatorial projects, and lectures he deals with
art, technology, digital culture, and an aesthetics of the machinic. He
is working on a study about 20th century machine art.
From 2000 to 2007 he was the Artistic Director of transmediale - festival for art and digital culture berlin, and from 2005 to 2007, one of three artistic directors of TESLA - Laboratory for Arts and Media in Berlin. From 1995 to 2000, he worked as a project manager at V2_Organisation Rotterdam, Institute for the Unstable Media.
Indepently curated exhibitions include projects at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Deep Screen - Art in Digital Culture, 2008), Media Art Biennal Seoul (media_city_seoul, 2008), Skuc Gallery in Ljubljana (KRcF - Room for Manoeuvre, 2006), at TENT/Witte de With in Rotterdam (Tracer / Neuralgic, 2004), and with Kontejner / MaMa in Zagreb (Runtime Art, 2004).
Broeckmann studied art history, sociology, and media studies in Germany and Britain. He is a member of the advisory board for Visual Arts of the Goethe Institute, and of the Council for the Arts, Berlin. He co-maintains the Spectre mailing list and is a member of the Berlin-based media association mikro. He is also co-founder of Les Jardins des Pilotes.