About Me.

My “.. Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World”
– Elaine Scarry

With his art and research, Emanuel Gollob (AT) (b. 1991) investigates today’s relations of humans, artificial intelligence & robots with the goal of making alternative relations bodily experienceable. In parallel, his work traces the change of human perception in connection to digitalisation. Gollob graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna with a diploma in Design Investigation (2019). From 2020 to 2021, he was an artist in residence at MindSpaces, an EU research project in the STARTS initiative framework. Since 2020, he has been a PhD candidate and researcher at the University of Arts Linz. In 2023, he was a guest artist at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe.

Gollob’s work has recently been exhibited in various international institutions, including Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, Washington DC (2021); Science Gallery Melbourne (2021); Art Science Museum Singapore (2022) and HEK Basel (2023), among others.

Emanuel Gollob, *1991 in Austria

2017-2019 | Master of Design Investigations at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, mentored by Anab Jain

2016-2017 | research assistant at the “Robotic Woodcraft” research programme at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

2012-2017 | Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, mentored by Paolo Piva

2016 | La Biennale Summerschool, organised by Architectural Biennial Venice, V&A London and University of Applied Arts Vienna

2014-2015 | Man & Activity at the Designacademy Eindhoven (NL)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 | FUTURES – Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, Washington DC (USA)

2020 | Cuando las mariposas del alma baten sus alas – LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón (ES)

2019 | New Technology Art Award 2019, finalist exhibition Gent (BE)

2019 | Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)

2018 | Ars Electronica exhibition “Error – the art of imperfection” in Berlin (GER).

2018 | Vienna Design Week AR & VR, Vienna (AT)

2017 | ARS Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)

2017 | Austrian EXPO Pavilion, Astana (KZ)

2014 | Vienna Wind Crochet Machine exhibited at the Museum of Vienna and the Viennese Artist House (AT)

2014 | Craft LAB exhibited 3 months interactive at the Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, (SLO)


Solo Exhibitions

2020 | BC Gallery Basel (CH), 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴

2019 | Kunstfabrik Gross-Siegharts (AT),  Nichts Tun, Luftmaschen und Baumeln lassen


Art Collections

2019 | Vaste, Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Gent (BE)


Grants and Prizes

2019 | Scholarship Start stipendium, BKA Austria

2018 | Creative Project Funding, Vienna Business Agency

2015 | Scholarship Fred Adlmüller-Stipendium


Talks & Workshops

2019 | LASER (Leonardo Art&Science Evening Rendevouz) Talk, Medical University of Vienna (AT),

2019 | Deep Learning Meetup, Vienna (AT), presentation Using EEG and GAN to train robotic movements

2018 | Vienna Design Week Talk (AT)

2018 | subNet Talk, Center of Human-Computer Interaction Salzburg (AT)

2017 | Robotic Post-Fabrication Workshop at Yaşar University of Izmir, (TR)

2016 | Panel discussion and presentation of „A Wiener, halal!“ at the MAK – Museum for applied Art Vienna (AT)