Laurent Mignonneau

Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are internationally renowned media artists, researchers and pioneers of interactive art. They worked in the US and 10 years in Japan, they are both professors at the University of Art in Linz, Austria.


Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau created 50 pioneering interactive artworks that have been exhibited in around 380 international exhibitions. They received numerous awards, including the 2021 Austrian State Art Award, the 2016 ARCO BEEP Award in Madrid, the 2012 Wu Guanzhong Art and Science Innovation Award from the People’s Republic of China and the 1994 Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica Award.

In 2023 they published a comprehensive overview of their works in the book “Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau – The Artwork as a Living System” edited by Karin Ohlenschläger, Peter Weibel and Alfred Weidinger, at The MIT Press as part of their traveling retrospective exhibition.

SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Roles:
  • SPARKS Presenter