Dr. Claudia Schnugg is a researcher and curator with an interdisciplinary background in social sciences, business administration, cultural sciences, and the arts. She is a curator in the fields of art & science collaboration, organizational aesthetics, embodied knowledge, and artistic interventions. Partners and clients include interdisciplinary collectives like COS – Challenging Organizations and Society, international research institutions and universities, galleries, art organizations and NGOs operating in the field of art-science-technology, and partners from the field of industry and business like the Human Insights Lab at Accenture.
Previously, she held the position of the Creative Director at the Science Gallery Venice. She worked with institutions like the Science Gallery International, providing support in developing research proposals and artscience research opportunities. She was head of the Ars Electronica Residency Network at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, where she developed the residency program and curated, mentored, and produced artistic residency projects at numerous scientific institutions. Those included EU projects (Sparks, Connecting Cities Network, European Digital Art and Science Network) and programs in cooperation with world-class institutions like CERN, ESO (European Southern Observatories), Queensland University of Technology, voestalpine, and CTIA (Chungnam Technology Industry Agency).
Claudia holds a PhD in social and economic sciences from the University of Linz. Her doctoral dissertation was designed as an interdisciplinary work at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, and the University of Art and Design, Linz. She analyzed the formats and effects of artistic interventions in organizations from an organizational and art theoretical perspective.
Recently, Claudia was Scholar in Residence at the Art|Sci Center at UCLA and collaborates on ongoing projects there. In an ongoing project on artscience collaboration she recently was Visiting Scientist at ESO-Chile. Prior to her position at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, she worked as Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, with special focus on organizational aesthetics and artistic interventions in business settings. Moreover, she worked as a Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department for Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School.
Claudia is ArtScience Expert for the SciArt Project of the European Commission’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, member of the conference Advisory Board of Media Art History 2023 in Venice, member of the scientific committee of NOEMA media & publishing, member of the Advisory Board of Unbore, the Curators‘ Council of Kunsthalle Košice and co-founder and board member of the CORPORATE BODIES filmfest on organization and film. The first edition of the film fest took place in The Hague, NL, in February 2016.