* 1940 Vienna (A). Media artist and theorist, exhibition designer, Curator of Art- and science exhibitions, publisher of art magazines, gallerist and publicist. Working fields: photo-, video-, computer-, net art, installations, performance and multimediaart. Represented with sculptures and installations i.a. repeatedly at DOCUMENTA Kassel and at BIENNALE Venice. Since the middle of the 90s, with Kriesches lieving from the art and cultural buisness, the „Real¬betrieb“, means the interdependence of art and economics developed to be an extended art and working field. The project aesthetics of capital (first shown in Skulpturenmuseum Marl, 2007; latest Kunsthaus Graz, 2008) points Kriesche as one of the first artists worldwide, who broach the issue of capital-and informationflows * in their global dimension and their cultural globality as the central content of a „realoperative art“. *In anticipation of the capital and econimic crisis.