Alexander Damianisch leads the department for Support Art and Research at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, organising research activities with focus on artistic research projects, as well as engaging in strategic, conceptual and administrative tasks.
Previously he taught German literature at the University of Durham (UK) and the Lomonossov University Moscow (Russia). He has worked at the New Synagoge Berlin and the Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, where he was responsible for the programme art, science & business. This was followed by his work at the Austrian Science fund, where he developed and led the PEEK Programme for Arts-based Research until 2011.
Alexander Damianisch was elected as a board member for the period from 2015 to 2018, and is now elected for this position for the period 2018 to 2020.