is an artist and professor at Zurich University of the Arts. In his work he explores wind, time, labilities, and tectonic activity. A.o. he received 2010 the German Sound Art Prize. 2017 he had a solo exhibition Galleria del Vento in the Research Pavilion in Venice. 2021 his project Struck Modernism was at display in Museum TEA in Tenerife.
studied mathematics and philosophy in Cologne, Bochum, Darmstadt. In 2004 he became Professor for Media Theory and Media Science at the University of Potsdam. Since 2013 he is Head of the Institute for Theory at ZHdK Zurich and visiting professor at University Potsdam, where he is one of the chairs of the DFG Research Training Centre 'Visibility and Visualization – Hybrid Forms of pictorial Knowledge'. Dieter Mersch was a visiting professor in Chicago, Budapest and Luzern, and Fellow at IKKM Weimar and at ZHdK Zurich. His work focuses on media philosophy, aesthetics and art theory, semiotics, hermeneutics, post-structuralism and philosophy of the image and language.