Claudia Slanar studied Art History in Vienna and received an MA in Aesthetics and Politics/Integrated Media as well as an MFA in Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia/CA. She currently teaches and researches at the Department of Site-Specific Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna. As the curator of the Ursula Blickle Video Archive at the 21er Haus - Museum of Contemporary Art she has been curating the Blickle Archive Series about experimental film and video art since Fall 2015.