Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG is a company of the City of Linz and consists of the operational divisions Ars Electronica Festival-Prix-Exhibitions, Ars Electronica Center, Ars Electronica Futurelab, AE Solutions and Corporate Services. We employ more than 200 people from all over the world who contribute their know-how and commitment to the further development of Ars Electronica’s vision on a daily basis.

Markus Jandl
Markus Jandl (AT) is Commercial Director of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG and Ars Electronica International GmbH since September 2020. Born in Linz, he studied economics at the Johannes Kepler University after graduating from the Commercial Academy.

As an authorized signatory and head of the Corporate Finance Department, he has already played a central role in all major commercial decisions in the past. Markus Jandl first came into contact with Ars Electronica in 2001 as a summer intern at the age of 19 and has been with the company ever since.
Co-CEO / Artistic Director
Gerfried Stocker
Gerfried Stocker (AT) is a media artist and an engineer for communication technology and has been artistic director and co-CEO of Ars Electronica since 1995. In 1995/96 he developed the exhibition strategies of the Ars Electronica Center with a small team of artists and technicians and was responsible for the setup and establishment of Ars Electronica’s own R & D facility, the Ars Electronica Futurelab. He has overseen the development of the program for international Ars Electronica exhibitions since 2004, the planning and the revamping of the contents for the Ars Electronica Center, which was enlarged in 2009, since 2005; the expansion of the Ars Electronica Festival since 2015; and the extensive overhaul of Ars Electronica Center’s contents and interior design in 2019. Stocker is a consultant for numerous companies and institutions in the field of creativity and innovation management and is active as a guest lecturer at international conferences and universities. In 2019 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Aalto University, Finland.

Advisory Board

  • Doris Lang-Mayerhofer
    City Councillor for Culture, Tourism and Creative Industries of the City of Linz, Chairwoman of the Advisory Board
  • Stefan Giegler, M.A.
    Municipal Council, Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Mag. Ruth Arrich-Deinhammer
    CEO CAP.future GmbH
  • Prim. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz A. Fellner
    Head of Central Radiology Institute, Kepler University Hospital
  • Dr. Johann Kalliauer
    Former President of the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labor, Chairman of the ÖGB Upper Austria, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Association for the Promotion of the BBRZ GROUP
  • Mag. Helge Langer, M.A.
    Municipal Council
  • o.Univ.-Prof. em. DI Dr. Gustav Pomberger
    Member of the Board at the Institute for Information Systems – Software Engineering at the Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • o.Univ.-Prof. em. Dr. Friedrich Roithmayr
    mult. Professor Honorario Universidad (Peru)
  • Mag. Dr. Julius Stieber
    Cultural Director of the City of Linz
  • Horst Morocutti
    Chairman of the Works Council of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG
  • Mag. Sabine Leidlmair
    Works Council of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG
  • Patrick Müller
    Works Council of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG
  • Claudia W. Moser
    Works Council of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG
  • Birgit Hartinger
    Works Council of Ars Electronica Linz GmbH & Co KG


The City of Linz, the Group of Companies of the City of Linz and its executives are committed to the binding implementation of the “Gleiche Rechte – Gleiche Chancen” [“Equal Rights – Equal Opportunities”] programme and will exhaust all possibilities to achieve the actual equality of all employees regardless of their gender (female, male, diverse). Existing disadvantages will be eliminated step by step with the aim of creating equal development opportunities for all employees.
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