Roman Kirschner (project leader) is a visual artist. He has studied philosophy, art history and audiovisual art in Vienna and Cologne. For his basic research Roman is writing his Phd-thesis “Material, Prozess und Imagination” at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His work has been exhibited internationally in eg. Tokyo Museum of Photography (JP), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco (USA), Cornerhouse Manchester (UK), Lunds Konsthall (SWE), Woodstreet Galleries Pittsburgh (USA), Itaú Cultural Sao Paulo (BR), V2 (NL), Akademie der Künste Berlin (DE), Kunsthalle und Künstlerhaus Wien (AT), Arko Art Center Seoul (ROK), National Art Museum of China (CN).
Yunchul Kim is a Korean composer and media artist based in Berlin. He has focused his latest works in the artistic potential of fluid dynamics, especially in the context of magnetohydrodynamics and the visual patterns of ferrofluids moved by electromagnetic forces. Kim has taught in diverse European centers, such as the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, the Bauhaus University in Weimar or the Valand School of Fine Arts. His works have been shown in many international contexts, such as in 21Rozendaal (NL), Künstlerhaus Bethanien (DE), Ystad Art Museum (SWE), ISEA2010 (DE), Arefakt Festivel Leuven (BEL), Total Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul (KOR), MOMA Online-Exhibition (USA), Ars Electronica Linz (AT), Medialab Madrid (ESP), among many others.
Virgil Widrich (project director) works as a screenwriter, film director and -producer on numerous film and multimedia productions. His short film “Copy Shop” won 35 international awards and was nominated for an Oscar. Virgil Widrich is co-founder and CEO of checkpointmedia AG in Vienna, head of Virgil Widrich Film- und Multimediaproduktions G.m.b.H. and Professor for Art&Science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.


Esther Moñivas (postdoctoral guest researcher) is an art historian and conservator-restorer. She is Professor of contemporary art at Nebrija University and conducts research at the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Philosophy (CCHS-CSIC). Her research explores the concept of matter in contemporary art; material semantics; the aesthetics of fluid materials (particularly water); and the current processes of convergence between art and science.
Benjamin Steininger (guest researcher), cultural scientist, media theorist, historian of technology, studied cultural studies and philosophy at Humboldt-University Berlin. He held scholarships at the Deutsches Museum Munich, MPIWG Berlin, University of Vienna, IFK Vienna, and the ZfL Berlin.

Karmen Franinovic (associated researcher)
Karmen Franinović studied and worked as an architect, interaction designer and artist in Italy, Canada, Croatia, UK and Switzerland. She is Professor for Interaction Design at Zurich University of the Arts. More info atć



Lucía Ayala (until 10/2012) is an art historian specialised in the reciprocal relationships between artists and scientists, mainly in the framework of modern astronomy and contemporary astrophysics. From Nov 2012 on, Lucia started to work at UC Berkeley, but stays associated with Liquid Things.

Special Thanks: Bernd Kraeftner (Department for Ontological Patchworks), Valerie Deifel, Juliana Herrero, Sonja Orman, Alexander Damianisch, Angelika Zelisko, Eva Blimlinger, Allison Kudla, Jens Hauser


Growing List of Collaborators, Supporters and guests (in alphabetical order):

Evelina Domnitch/Dmitry Gelfand (Synergetica Lab, Amsterdam)
Ruairi Glynn (Bartlett School of Architecture, London)
Benjamin Haworth (MSc Adaptive Architecture and Computation, Bartlett, London)
Inge Hinterwaldner (EIKONES, Basel)
Aernoudt Jacobs (Overtoon, Brussels)
Manuel Kretzer (Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETHZ)
Silvain Michel (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology)
Olga Moskatova (IKKM, Weimar)
Kassandra Nakas (University of the Arts, Berlin)
Bernhard Pichler (Archeometry, University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Andrei Pimenov (Solid State Spectroscopy, TU Vienna)
Hans-Joerg Rheinberger (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin)
Luke Smythe (Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich)
Georg Trogemann (Academy of Media Arts Cologne)
Alfred Vendl (Technical Chemistry and Science Visualization, University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Friedrich Weltzien (Hochschule Hannover)
Florian Wille (Interaction Design, ZHDK)

LIQUID THINGS is based at the Art & Science Departement at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.