Karin Ohlenschläger


Artistic director of LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón (2016-2021), Spain, as well as a historian, scholar and curator who has focused on media art, science and contemporary art since 1985. She has chaired the Banquet Foundation of Art, Science, Technology and Society (1998-2006) and the Institut of Contemporary Arts in Madrid (2011-2012), and co-founded and co-directed MediaLab Madrid (2002/2006). She also has headed other international initiatives, including the Cibervisión International Festival of Art, Science and Technology at Centro Cultural Conde Duque, CCCD (2002) and at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid (1999); the International Festival of Infoarchitecture at the Ministry of Public Works in Madrid (1997); the In Art International Cybernetic Art Festival in Tenerife (1996); and the International Video Forum at Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, MEAC, in Madrid (1986/1988). Previously, she coordinated Espacio P (1985-1990), the first independent performance, music and media art space, founded in Madrid in 1981.