- Doctor of Philosophy (Theatre, Film and Media Studies), University of Vienna, 2017
- Diplom Freie Grafik (MA Fine Arts equivalent), State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany
- MAS Masters of Advanced Studies, ZHdK University of the Arts Zurich, Institute for Design and Technology, Switzerland
Dr Wolfgang Muench is a media artist and arts educator. He joined LASALLE in 2003 and was appointed the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Media Arts, a position he held until 2016. In his artworks and research, Dr Muench examines sociocultural and societal effects and impact of media technology and human computer interfaces. His interactive installations and artworks, including Bubbles (in collaboration with K. Furukawa), and Small Fish (in collaboration with K. Furukawa and M. Fujihata), have been shown in numerous international media art exhibitions and festivals across Europe, America and Asia.
Dr Muench studied Fine Arts at the Stuttgart University of Art and Design, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 1996, he joined the ZKM Centre for Art and Media Karlsruhe in Germany as programmer and software designer. He was involved as a software designer in various projects at the ZKM institutes of Visual Media, Music & Acoustics, and Network-Development, among others the Panoramic Navigator and the CD-ROM series artintact and digital arts edition.
Dr Muench taught interactive media at Merz-Academy Stuttgart, the Hong Kong Art Centre / The Art School, and was Artist-in-Residence at ARS Electronica Linz, Austria and IAMAS Institute for Advanced Media Arts and Science, Ogaki, Japan. In 2017, he received a Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) from the University of Vienna.