Gerald Straub is an applied cultural theorist/ artist/ curator/ cultural producer – focusing on the performative production of space. He studied Cultural Anthropology/ Media Studies (Univ. of Vienna) and Art/ Cultural Studies (Univ. of Dundee, Scotland, Goldsmiths College, London). After 15 years living and working abroad, teaching Art in Theory and Practice at various Universities (Essex University, Goldsmiths College, London Metropolitan University) he returned to Austria in 2009 to live in Vienna.
His work interconnects spatial settings and site-specific behaviours – examining how certain real or staged situations relate to one another under various socio-political conditions. Performative interventions are applied in order to explore the overlaps between art and in/formal knowledge productions.