Fabian Winkler
Rueff School of Design, Art and Performance, Purdue University

Fabian Winkler is a new media artist and educator. His works connect digital and algorithmic systems to tangible objects and architectural structures with the goal to playfully and critically address aesthetic, social and environmental concerns.

For over a decade Fabian Winkler has collaborated extensively with Dr. Shannon McMullen (Associate Professor with a joint appointment in Art and Design and American Studies at Purdue University). They define their art practice as "critical gardening" using art, digital media and social inquiry to investigate contemporary relationships, intersections and tensions between nature and technology. Their unconventional gardens are sites with expressive, conceptual and ideological qualities. As evocative installations, they create new visual metaphors that can help publics narrate, debate and act on ideas of future natures. For an online documentation of their collaborative art and research practice see: http://www.gardensandmachines.com.

Winkler received a Diplom der Medienkunst from the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design/HfG Karlsruhe (Germany) and an MFA from the Department of Design|Media Arts at the University of California in Los Angeles. He is a faculty member in the Department of Art and Design at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where he founded the area of Electronic and Time-Based Art.

Fabian Winkler
Associate Professor of Design, Art and Performance
Electronic and Time-Based Art Area, Purdue University
Pao Hall, 552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

E-mail: fwinklerpurdue.edu
WWW: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~fwinkler