Thomas Feuerstein was born in Innsbruck in 1968, lives and works in Vienna. He studied art history and philosophy at the University of Innsbruck, doctorate 1995. From 1992 to 1994 co-editor, with Klaus Strickner, of the magazine Medien.Kunst.Passagen., published by Passagen Verlag Vienna. 1992 founded the office for intermedia communication transfer and the association medien.kunst.tirol. 1992 and 1993 research commissions from the Austrian Ministry of Science on art in electronic space and art and architecture. Since 1997 lectures and seminars at the University of Innsbruck, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Berne, F + F Zurich, Technical College Intermedia Dornbirn, University Mozarteum Salzburg, University of Applied Arts Vienna. Feuerstein was awarded the Austrian Art Award for Media Art 2019. Since 2020 Feuerstein has been teaching as professor for artistic discourse at the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck.
Feuersteins installations and “molecular sculptures” are based on chemical and biological processes that stand as symbols of social and psychic states of consciousness. They refer to current social and political issues such as the impact of biopolitics on the individual, the solution to global food problems, and the elimination of social boundaries. (Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2015)