Joachim Sauter was a co-founder of ART+COM and is Head of Design at ART+COM Studios. He has been Professor of Design at the University of Arts in Berlin since 1991, and in 2001 took up the position of Professor of Media Design and Art at UCLA, California. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership from 2015 to 2020.
After graduating from the academy of fine arts in Berlin, Joachim Sauter studied at the German Academy for Film and Television, Berlin. Since the early 1980s, he has been working as a media artist and designer. From the beginning, Joachim Sauter has focussed on digital technologies and experimenting how they can be used to express content, form, and narration. Fuelled by this interest, he founded ART+COM in 1988 together with other artists, designers, scientists and technologists.Their goal was to practically research this new up-and-coming medium in the realm of art and design. Until now, he is leading this interdisciplinary group.
In the course of his work, he was invited to participate in many exhibitions. He has shown his work at Centre Pompidou, (Paris), Stejdilik Museum (Amsterdam), the Museum for Contemporary Art (Sidney), Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Kunsthalle Wien, Venice Biennial, ICC (Tokyo), the Getty Center (Los Angeles) and MAXXI Rom, as well as many others.
He has received several awards like the Golden Lion, Cannes, the D&AD Black Pencil, the Ars Electronica Interactive Award, the British Academy for Film and Television Interactive Award, ADC New York and ADC Germany Gold, the 'Grand Clio', the 'Red Dot Grand Prix', the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Gemany and many other national and international awards.