Margit Rosen

Margit Rosen is an art historian and curator. Since 2016 she has been head of the department Collection, Archives and Research at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.  In her research she focuses on 20th century art as well as the history and aesthetics of the electronic arts. A particular focus of her studies is the reception of computer technologies in art and aesthetics since the 1950s.  She taught at the HfG | Karlsruhe and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Bejing. In 2011 and 2013, she was a visiting professor at the Art Academy Münster. She is a faculty member of the Master's program MediaArtHistories at the Danube University Krems. Margit Rosen has published widely, including »A Little-Known Story About the Computer's Arrival in Art« (MIT Press, 2011). She has curated and co-curated a number of exhbitions, a. o., »Writing the History of the Future« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2019), »Radical Software. The Raindance Foundation, Media Ecology and Video Art« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2017), »Der Algorithmus des Manfred Mohr.1963−jetzt« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2013) and »Hiroshi Kawano. The Philosopher at the Computer« (ZKM | Karlsruhe, 2011).


Focus area: Art History, History of computer-based and computer-generated Arts, Video Art, History of Art & Technology