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Ger Ger
Born(1981-01-23)January 23, 1981
Vienna, Austria
🏫 EducationUniversity of Applied Arts, Vienna Berlin University of the Arts
💼 Occupation
Known forPhotography, New Media Art, Creative Direction
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Ger Ger (born Gerhard Schwoiger, January 23, 1981) is an Austrian artist, photographer, and creative director.[1][2] His work, including fashion, documentary, and celebrity portraiture, has appeared in publications like Vogue,[3] Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel, and Interview,[4][5] and in exhibitions. Ger has worked with Dior,[6][7] Sony, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and NASA. He founded the Los Angeles based art studio LA K50 and is the editor-in-chief and creative director of biannual magazine The Unseasonal.[8]

Early life[edit]

Ger Ger was born and grew up in Vienna, Austria. He received his first 35 mm format camera from his grandmother on his fifth birthday.[9]

Ger won the Prix MultimediaArt in 1997 at the age of 16 and the Prix Ars Electronica in 2000 at 19.[10][11][10] In 1999, Ger developed Netdump, a file-sharing platform where artists could share their work online, communicate in real-time, and review or transplant each other's work, before file-sharing platforms like Napster and LimeWire existed.[12][13][14][15] He was invited to present the platform at Sweden's Electrohype conference and London's OPEN in 2000.[16][17]

Ger received his M.A. in Digital Arts and Visual Media Design from the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2002, Ger attended Joachim Sauter's (ART+COM) New Media Art and Design class on a scholarship from the Berlin University of the Arts.[18]


Ger moved to Berlin in 2002, where he was an art director and assistant curator at the Jewish Museum Berlin from 2002 to 2003.[19][20] He started to work as a creative director[21][22][23] and in parallel on his own art projects. The multi-part project "ReReligion", which featured "Confess.or," an interactive installation with a podcast automatically updated each night of the show with visitors sharing new confessions that could be heard worldwide, was exhibited at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria.[24][25][26] He also developed the decade-long travel project "Sound Nomads," a video, sound art, music, public art, performance, and interactive installation work series based on the constant search for noises, sounds, and rhythms, creating site-specific, ephemeral sensor-based installations.[27] "Sound Nomads" has been presented at more than 60 venues around the world such as Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin,[28][29] the Electronic Language International Festival (FILE),[30] in Brazil, at Art Basel Miami Beach,[31][32] and the 2009 Japan Media Arts Festival where it received a Jury Selection award.[33] In 2009, Ger founded LA K50,[34] a special projects agency and art studio which provides support for creative direction, art direction, licensing, syndication, production, post-production, exhibitions, and publishing.[35] He moved to Los Angeles, California, in 2011, where he currently lives.[34]

From 2013 to 2014, Ger was an adjunct professor at the art department for Claremont Graduate University's MFA art program where he developed a new digital laboratory for advanced experiments in digital art and photography.[18] In 2014, he was a visiting artist at the University of Southern California's USC School of Cinematic Arts.[36]

Today Ger works as an interdisciplinary artist, creative director, and photographer in fashion, photojournalism, celebrity culture, and conceptual art.

Ger is the founder, editor-in-chief, and creative director of the biannual magazine The Unseasonal, which covers fashion, art, travel, celebrity culture, and the human condition.[37] His work on the magazine won a Merit award for Best Publication Design at the 98th ADC Annual Awards (Art Directors Club of New York),[38] was nominated for the 2020 German Design Award,[39] and received a Red Dot Design Award 2020.[40][41]

As a photographer and creative director, his clients include L'Officiel, Vogue,[3] Interview,[42] Harper's Bazaar, Women's Wear Daily,[6][43] People, Billboard, Schön!,[44][45] Condé Nast, Hearst, NBC, LVMH, MoMA PS1, Getty Images, IMG Fashion, and Sony Pictures.[2] He is a pro ambassador for Manfrotto, Gitzo, BenQ, Tamron, Avenger, Lowepro, Rosco, Seagate Technology, Drobo, Loupedeck,[46][47] and Marshall Amplification.[48] He has worked with Dior,[7][6][49] Theater Basel,[50][51][52] the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and NASA.

Ger has photographed celebrities like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Usher, Johnny Depp, Werner Herzog, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, Paris Hilton, Tyra Banks, Jared Leto, Billie Eilish,[53] Spike Jonze, Marina Abramović, Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Diane von Fürstenberg, Vivienne Westwood,[54][4] Karl Lagerfeld,[5] and Rick Owens,[55] among others.

Ger's work has been exhibited in over 150 international solo and group exhibitions.[2] Institutions that have shown his work include Ars Electronica, The National Art Center in Tokyo, Art Basel, Serra dei Giardini, Kunsthalle Wien, Kyoto Art Center, Month Of Photography Los Angeles,[56] MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam,[57] Kunstraum Bethanien, and Centre de design de l’UQAM.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Ger Ger lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Tina Ger. They married in 2014 and have one son.

Selected Exhibitions, Festivals, and Screenings[edit]

  • 2021: 'Le Prix De La Photographie De Paris', Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, France.[58]
  • 2020: 'Red Dot', Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, Germany.[59]
  • 2020: 'ForeMost', Okinawa, Japan.[60]
  • 2019: 'MIFA/IPA 2019', ArtMuza Contemporary Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.[61]
  • 2019: 'Moscow International Foto Awards 2019', Moscow Photocenter, Russia.[61]
  • 2017: 'Cinema Photographique', Summer of Movements, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria.[62][63]
  • 2016: 'YOU - The Digital Fashion Revolution', Grazia & The Blonde Salad, Triennale Museum, Milan, Italy.[64]
  • 2016: Ars Electronica 2016, STARTS Labs/Gallery, POSTCITY, Linz, Austria.[65]
  • 2016: 'Come In DTLA!', A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2015-2016: 'Utopian Bodies - Fashion Looks Forward', Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.[66][67][68]
  • 2015: 'Body Building', Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2015, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia.[69]
  • 2014: 'The Look', PhotoPlus Expo, Javits Center, NYC, USA.
  • 2013: MOPLA + Smashbox Group Show, Smashbox Studios, Los Angeles, USA.[56]
  • 2013: 'Photography and Environmental Concern ', PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, USA.[70]
  • 2012-2013: 'Best Shot', Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, USA.
  • 2012: 'JTHAR', JTAG Gallery, Joshua Tree, USA.[71]
  • 2012: 'Hidden & Forbidden Identities', Palazzo Albrizzi, Procuratie Court Yards, Giardini Greenhouse, Venice, Italy.[72]
  • 2010: Japan Media Arts Festival, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan.[33][73]
  • 2010: Cartes Flux 10, Festival of New Media Art, Espoo, Finland.[74]
  • 2010: 'So Fresh!', Obalne Galerij Piran, Slovenia.[75]
  • 2010: 'So Fresh!', Mestna Galerija di Nova Gorica, Slovenia.[76]
  • 2010: Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan.[77]
  • 2009: MADATAC, Festival of Contemporary Audio-Visual Arts Madrid, Spain.[78]
  • 2009: 'Visions in New York City', Art Basel Miami Beach, USA.[31]
  • 2009: 'So Fresh!', Stazione Rogers, Trieste, Italy.[76]
  • 2009: 'Borders+Segments', International ArtExpo, Baia Mare, Romania.[79]
  • 2009: 'Visions in New York City', Macy Gallery, New York, USA.[31]
  • 2009: Visionaria 18, Intl. Toscana Video Festival, Piombino, Italy.[80]
  • 2009: Electrofringe 09, Festival of Electronic Arts & Culture, Newcastle, Australia.[81]
  • 2009: Split Film Festival, Split, Croatia.[82]
  • 2009: 'So Fresh!', Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy.[76]
  • 2009: BuSho Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary.[83]
  • 2009: V:InVAF 2009, International Video Art Festival, Stattbad, Berlin, Germany.[84]
  • 2009: Downtown Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA.
  • 2009: DigitalArt.LA, LACDA, Los Angeles, USA.[85][86]
  • 2009: CON-CAN Movie Festival, International, Tokyo, Japan.[87]
  • 2009: 'Screengrab: Intervention', Townsville, Australia.[27][88]
  • 2009: FILE, Electronic Language International Festival, SESI Cultural Centre, São Paulo, Brazil.[89][30]
  • 2009: 'Istanbul-Off-Spaces', Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.[90]
  • 2009: Internationales Videofestival Bochum, Germany.[91]
  • 2009: Kurye International Video Festival, Istanbul, Turkey.[92]
  • 2009: Takeaway Festival, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London, UK.[93]
  • 2009: re-new 09/ICAD Arts Festival and Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2009: 'Factory', MoBY (Museums of Bat Yam), Bat Yam, Israel.[57][94]
  • 2009: Dérapage 9, Centre de Design Uqam, Montreal, Canada.
  • 2009: 'Off the Strip', Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Las Vegas, USA.[95]
  • 2009: 'Video Kills', AB Project Galleries/HOF 96, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2009: European Video Art Highlight, Lagari, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2009: 'Unauthorized: Art Without Permission', Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, USA.[96]
  • 2009: 'The Art of Manipulating a Curator' vol.2, Gallery-33, Berlin, Germany.[97]
  • 2008: Alternative Film/Video 2008, Belgrade, Serbia.[98]
  • 2008: 'Soundscapes of Memory', SCCC, Belgrade, Serbia.[99]
  • 2008: Detour, International Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt.[100][101]
  • 2008: Streaming Festival, International, The Hague, Netherlands.[102][103]
  • 2008: 'HollyWould', 11th Festival of New Media Arts, Los Angeles, USA.[104][105]
  • 2008: CologneOFF IV, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela.[106]
  • 2008: Rencontres Internationales, Madrid, Spain.[107]
  • 2007: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Paris, France.[107]
  • 2007: Video Art Festival Miden, Kalamata, Athens, Greece.[108]
  • 2007: Electric Rats Dream Video Dreams, Celje, Slovenia.[109][110]
  • 2007: 48 hours Neukölln, Berlin, Germany.[111]
  • 2007: Dérapage 7, Centre de Design Uqam, Montreal, Canada.[112]
  • 2005: Frei_raum Q21 (quartier21), MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2002: 'Always ON!', Kunsthalle Project Space, Vienna, Austria.[113]
  • 2002: 'TELEVISIONS', Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria.[114]
  • 2001: Ars Electronica, T.O.C. Campus, Linz, Austria.[115]
  • 2001: FILE, Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo and Curitiba City, Brazil.[30]
  • 2001: 'Moving Out', MUMOK (Museum of Modern Art), Vienna, Austria.
  • 2000: 'Cynetart', Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany.
  • 2000: 'Open', Roundhouse, London, UK.[17][116]
  • 2000: Electrohype, Malmö, Sweden.[16]
  • 2000: 'Cyberarts 00', OK Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.[117]
  • 2000: 'Filmischer Körper', Diagonale, Graz, Austria.[118]
  • 1998: Milia, Cannes, France.[119]
  • 1997: komm, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 1997: Philips Haus, Vienna, Austria.

Awards and Recognition[edit]


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  4. 4.0 4.1 "Vivienne Westwood Gold Label". March 9, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Chanel". March 12, 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Weil, Jennifer (September 26, 2017). "Dior Milestone: Makeup Maestro".
  7. 7.0 7.1 Staff, W. W. D.; Staff, W. W. D. (August 25, 2016). "Behind the Scenes with Peter Philips".
  8. "The Daily Edit - The Unseasonal: Ger Ger". February 19, 2019.
  9. Moreno, Alina (April 27, 2018). "GER GER, the visionary fashion photographer".
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Cyberarts 2000: International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica - The Neural Archive".
  11. Leopoldseder, Hannes; Schöpf, Christine (September 4, 2000). Cyberarts 2000. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9783211834985 – via Google Books. Search this book on
  12. "aalab + ars2000 trip report".
  13. "Referenzen zum Seminar "Napster und die Folgen"".
  14. Schoen, Christian (2002-02-28). Einige Anmerkungen zur Kunst im und um das Internet [Some remarks on art in and around the internet] (PDF) (Report) (in Deutsch).
  15. "Datenmüll geht Open Source!".
  16. 16.0 16.1
  17. 17.0 17.1 "programme". August 6, 2001. Archived from the original on August 6, 2001.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "Ger Ger". January 20, 2014. Archived from the original on January 20, 2014.
  19. ""Dem Deutschen Volke" (To the German People)". Jewish Museum Berlin.
  20. Braun, Helmuth F.; Dorrmann, Michael; Berlin, Jüdisches Museum. Dem Deutschen Volke: Die Geschichte der Berliner Bronzegießer Loevy. ASIN 3832178384. Search this book on
  21. "Nothing Company: Far A Day Cage".
  22. "Nothing Company". AUAWIRLEBEN - THEATERFESTIVAL BERN. August 12, 2015.
  23. "Works – Ger Ger – Biographies – eMuseum Museum für Gestaltung Zürich Archiv Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK".
  24. "Confess.or, one to many confessions | Neural".
  25. "networked_performance: CONFESS.OR".
  26. "Feature: ReReligion virtueller Beichtstuhl via Ebay zu ersteigern". Cultural Broadcasting Archive.
  27. 27.0 27.1
  28. "Ger Ger - Exhibitions Screenings".
  29. "| RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/BERLIN | new cinema and contemporary art |".
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2
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  32. "TC Art Exhibition Moves From Macy to Miami". Teachers College - Columbia University.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Archive, Japan Media Arts Festival. "SOUND NOMADS | Jury Selections | Art Division | 2009 [13th]". Japan Media Arts Festival Archive.
  34. 34.0 34.1 "Ger Ger - About".
  35. "LA K50".
  36. "USC Cinematic Arts | School of Cinematic Arts Events".
  37. "The Unseasonal™ — Fashion, Art, Travel, Celebrity Culture, Human Condition".
  38. 38.0 38.1 "The Unseasonal / The Unseasonal — Prelude Issue".
  39. "Prelude". GERGER.COM.
  40. 40.0 40.1 "Red Dot Design Award: The Unseasonal – Prelude Issue".
  41. International Yearbook Brands & Communication Design 2020/2021. Berlin: Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG. 2020. p. 42. ISBN 978-3-89939-228-9. Search this book on
  42. "Ger Ger Archives". Interview Magazine.
  43. Medina, Marcy (February 24, 2017). "Moonstruck: Oscar Nominee Naomie Harris On her Shining Role in 'Moonlight'".
  44. "third dimension". Schön! Magazine.
  45. "Ger Ger - Schön! Magazine". Schön!. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  46. Rumors, Canon. "Loupedeck – Supercharge Your Photo-Editing, and an Exclusive Chance to Win a Loupedeck". Canon Rumors.
  47. "Never stand still". Loupedeck.
  48. "Ger Ger - Pro Ambassador Partnerships".
  49. "The Unseasonal™ — Inside Dior".
  50. Geschäftsbericht 2012/2013 [Annual report 2012/2013] (PDF) (Report). Theater Basel. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-03-04. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  52. "Prairie | Far A Day Cage / Pate I-III | Migros-Kulturprozent".
  53. "BILLIE EILISH". XOXO Digital.
  54. "Vivienne Westwood". October 2, 2014.
  55. "Rick Owens". March 6, 2015.
  56. 56.0 56.1 "Exhibitions".
  57. 57.0 57.1 57.2 "MoBY: Museums of Art - FACTORY".
  59. "Winners Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020 - Red Dot Design Museum".
  60. "P×3 - The Prix de la Photographie Paris - Exhibitions".
  61. 61.0 61.1 "Moscow Foto Awards - Exhibitions".
  62. "CINEMA PHOTOGRAPHIQUE". Whitelies Magazine.
  63. "Cinema Photographique". MuseumsQuartier Wien.
  64. "YOU – The Digital Fashion Revolution (english) -". September 30, 2016.
  65. "Festival-Archiv". Ars Electronica Festival.
  68. "Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward". DisegnoDaily.
  69. "Body Building: Main Exhibition of Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2015". ArchDaily. September 20, 2015.
  70. "Photography and Environmental Concern".
  71. Leonardo, Kathy. "Saturday, August 18th". LA Art Party.
  72. "Hidden & Forbidden Identities | Venice (Italy) – Itinerary of video projections throughout Venice".
  73. Archive, Japan Media Arts Festival. "History | About Japan Media Arts Festival". Japan Media Arts Festival Archive.
  74. "cartes-flux-2010-catalogue".
  75. "SO FRESH, video".
  76. 76.0 76.1 76.2 76.3 "So Fresh! Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea Monfalcone (GO)".
  77. "13th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL | Past Exhibitions 2009 | Exhibitions | THE NATIONAL ART CENTER, TOKYO".
  78. "MADATAC 01". Issuu.
  79. "Borders+Segments – Romania Video Art & Architecture event".
  80. "Visionaria. International Film Festival. - V#18".
  81. "Electrofringe 2009 : Review (Event) Article : Australian Music Centre".
  82. "2009 – SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL – MFNF".
  84. "VIDEOKILLS International Video Arts Festival 2009 (V: InVAF)".
  85. "Digital Art L.A. International Expo".
  86. "exhibitions & events". ArtSlant.
  87. "Luxor 22.145 / WATCH&VOTE | The CON-CAN Movie Festival - watch short films and animations for free". August 2, 2009. Archived from the original on August 2, 2009.
  88. Gillespie, Richard; Goodwin, Mitch; Murrell, Elly; Milledge, Russell; Van Houts, Ben (August 7, 2009). "2009 Screengrab International New Media Arts Award and Exhibition".
  89. "FILE SÃO PAULO 2009". FILE FESTIVAL. April 4, 2013.
  91. "International Videofestival Bochum".
  92. "Kurye Video Org". September 14, 2009. Archived from the original on September 14, 2009.
  93. "4th Takeaway Festival of DIY Media | TAKEAWAY - the Festival of do it yourself Media". December 20, 2009. Archived from the original on December 20, 2009.
  94. "MoBY: Museums of Art - FACTORY".
  95. Kelly, Danielle (April 16, 2009). "Vegas was built for this - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper".
  97. "gallery 33". February 8, 2009. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009.
  99. "Alternative Film Video 2008". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  100. "3rd Cairo Video Festival (Detour) مهرجان القاهرة الثالث للفيديو – السكة التانية – Medrar مدرار".
  101. "DETOUR". Khatt Foundation.
  102. "Video Streaming Festival". Streaming Festival.
  103. "Search Streaming Festival". Streaming Festival.
  104. "Luxor 22.145 | Freewaves Video Archive".
  105. "A different side of 'Hollywould'". Los Angeles Times. October 9, 2008.
  107. 107.0 107.1 "| RENCONTRES INTERNATIONALES PARIS/BERLIN | new cinema and contemporary art |".
  109. "Electric Rats Dream Video Dreams".
  110. "Electric Rats Dream Video Dreams". September 27, 2011. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011.
  111. "48 Stunden Neukölln - Über den Dächern" (PDF). October 27, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 27, 2007. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  112. "Dérapage7". July 5, 2007. Archived from the original on July 5, 2007.
  113. "ALWAYS ON: ONE DESIGN". 2002-09-20. Archived from the original on 2003-08-19. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  114. "Als das Fernsehen noch Zeit für die Kunst hatte". Telepolis, Heise Online. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  116. "Gerhard Schwoiger". December 21, 2002. Archived from the original on December 21, 2002.
  117. Cyberarts 2000. International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica. Katalog zur Ausstellung CyberArts 00: Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition im Offenen Kulturhaus. Vienna: Hannes Leopoldseder, Christine Schöpf. 2000. ISBN 3-211-83498-2. Search this book on
  118. "Diagonale 2000 - Der filmische Körper". February 9, 2000. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  119. "MILIA'98 - Multimedia in an international context". CORDIS | European Commission. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  120. "PX3 2020 Winner - The Wanderer".
  121. "Ger Ger, Silver Winner - Après-Midi".
  122. "TBWA Agencies Win Big At Global ADC 98th Annual Awards; The New York Times "The Truth Is Worth It" Takes Black Cube for Best of Show". SHOOTonline.
  123. "Ger Ger, Silver Winner - Moon Stripes".
  124. "Ger Ger, Silver Winner - Daccarett 18 — Touch of Innocence Campaign".
  125. "PX3 2018 Winner - Moon Stripes".
  126. "Ger Ger, Bronze Winner - Strictly Red".
  127. "Fine Art Photography Awards - Ger Ger 3rd Prize Winner in Fashion".
  128. "Ger Ger, Bronze Winner - Dior Sauvage".
  129. "Ger Ger, Daccarett SS16 Fashion Campaign".
  130. "About Us Simplweb- The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards". December 8, 2013. Archived from the original on December 8, 2013.
  131. Archive, Japan Media Arts Festival. "Art Division | 2009 [13th]". Japan Media Arts Festival Archive.
  132. "Gallery RFD | Institution". ArtFacts.

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