Gerfried Stocker (AT) is a media artist and electronic engineer. Since 1995 he is the managing and artistic director of ARS ELECTRONICA. In a team of artists and technicians he developed groundbreaking exhibition strategies for the ARS ELECTRONICA Center throughout 1995 and 1996. Within that project he was responsible for the set-up and establishment of ARS ELECTRONICA’S own R&D facility, ARS ELECTRONICA’S Futurelab. In 2004 he initiated AE’s program of international exhibitions and from 2005 on he implemented the repositioning for the expanded ARS ELECTRONICA Center.
He is active as a speaker on stages of international conferences, guest speaker at several universities in Europe, the USA and Asia and advises companies on creativity and innovation management.