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Born in Linz, Austria, in 1958. From 1988 to 1994 he was editor for the visual arts for the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard and from 1992 onward guest professor at the Kunstuniversität Linz. Today he is editor-in-chief of the journal springerin: Hefte für Gegenwartskunst, which he co-founded, and a freelance curator in Vienna. He directs, an initiative to support contemporary art projects in Central Europe. Numerous publications on contemporary art, architecture, and art theory. Recently he curated the exhibition "Play Sofia" (Kunsthalle Wien, 2005), and the projects "Inventur: zeitgenössischer Tanz und Performance" (Stocktaking: Contemporary Dance and Performance, Tanzquartier Wien, 2005) and "Lokale Modernen: Architektur an den Rändern der Sowjetunion" (Local Modernisms: Architecture on the Margins of the Soviet Union; Frankfurt/Main and Berlin). As editor-in-chief for documenta 12 he is planning and directing the publication projects.