Johannes Grenzfurthner is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, writer, performer, researcher.
He is the founder and artistic director of monochrom, an internationally-acting art and theory group. He is founder of movie production company monochrom Propulsion Systems.
He is a lecturer on culture jamming (at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria) and art theory (at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany).
He is head of "Arse Elektronika" (sex and tech festival) in San Francisco, "Hedonistika" (food tech festival in Montréal and Tel Aviv) and host of "Roboexotica" (Festival for Cocktail-Robotics) in Vienna.
He directed the dark sci-fi comedy "Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl" (2014) and the feature-length documentaries "Traceroute" (2016) and "Glossary of Broken Dreams" (2018). He is currently working on his feature film project "Je Suis Auto".
He gave talks at SXSWi, O'Reilly ETech, FooCamp, Maker Faire, HOPE, Chaos Communication Congress, Google (Tech Talks), ROFLCon, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Influencers, Mozilla Drumbeat Barcelona, Neoteny Camp Singapore, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University...
He and his projects have been featured in The New York Times, Liberation, Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Reuters, Slashdot, Playboy, Boing Boing, New Scientist, The Edge, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, ZDF, Gizmodo, io9, Wired, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, CNet, Toronto Star...
Johannes' artistic and textual work are contemporary art, activism, performance, humor, philosophy, postmodernism, media theory, cultural studies, sex tech, popular culture studies, subversion, science fiction and the debate about copyright and intellectual property.
Johannes identifies as a leftist and atheist.