Dr. Linnea Semmerling


is the director of the Düsseldorf Inter Media Art Institute (IMAI), a foundation dedicated to the collection, distribution, presentation and conservation of media art. She holds a BA in Cultural Studies from Maastricht University, a MA in Art Studies from the University of Amsterdam and recently completed her PhD in Technology Studies with her dissertation Listening on Display: Exhibiting Sounding Artworks 1960s-now. Semmerling organized exhibitions at ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), IKOB Eupen (BE), TENT Rotterdam (NL) and Marta Herford (DE), and contributed to catalogues (ZKM Karlsruhe, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl), art magazines (Kunstforum International, Metropolis M), and academic journals (Organised Sound, Leonardo Electronic Almanac). Her curatorial and research interests concern socially engaged artistic practices and the relationships between technologies, institutions and the senses.