Peter Geimer

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


2003, 2004, 2005


July 2003 - Dez 2003

Born 1965 in Kettwig (Ruhr)/Germany.

Studied art history, new German literature and philosophy in Bonn, Köln and Marburg.

After his Ph.D. on “Die Vergangenheit der Kunst. Strategien der Nachträglichkeit im 18. Jahrhundert” (The Transience of Art. Strategies of Transientness in the 18th Century) he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut for the History of Science in Berlin (1997-1999).

From 1999- 2001 Peter Geimer worked as a researcher in the special discipline of “Literature and Anthropology” at the University of Konstanz.

Since 2001 he is a researcher at the Max- Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Berlin working on the project “The Experimentalization of Life”. His research focus lies in the interrelation between art, science and technology, especially for the project “Graphische Systeme (Graphic Systems) 1830-1930”.

Numerous publications include: “Ordnungen der Sichtbarkeit. Fotografie in Wissenschaft, Technologie und Kunst” (Order of Visualization. Photography in Science, Technology and Art), Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 2002; “Die Vergangenheit der Kunst. Strategien der Nachträglichkeit im 18. Jahrhundert”, Weimar.

During his fellowship at Solitude, Peter Geimer will work on a publication on the topic of “Bild und Bildstörung” (Image and Image Jamming) and on the topic “Bild und Visualisierung” (Image and Visualization).