Weibel, Peter, b. Pleszew, Poland (then Pleschen), March 5, 1944. Action artist, director, journalist, commentator and curator of exhibitions. From 1984 Professor of Visual Communications at the College of Applied Arts in Vienna (on leave since 1998), 1992-1995 artistic manager of the Ars Electronica in Linz; since 1999 head of the Centre for Art and Media Technology (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie at Karlsruhe in Germany. Numerous publications on the media, photography and art; awarded the Siemens Media Art Prize in 1997 (with V. Flusser and I. Günther).
Literature: P. W. Inszenierte Kunstgeschichte, exhibition catalogue, Vienna 1989; P. W. Malerei zwischen Anarchie und Forschung, exhibition catalogue, Graz 1992; R. Schuler (ed.), P. W. - Bildwelten 1982-1996, 1996.