I studied history of art at LMU and wrote a thesis on “Conceptual Art in America and England between 1963 and 1976” (1988, published in German in 1992). “Performance Art after 1945. Action Theater and Intermedia Art” was sustained by DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and published in German in 2001.
My research on the history of art since 1945 is archived on the website “Intermedia Art” (URL: http://dreher.netzliteratur.net/). “IASLonline Lessons in NetArt” presents my research on net art and net conditions (URL: http://iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/lektion0e.htm). I expanded the subject of this site to Mobile Telephony, Locative Media and Computer Art.


Thomas Dreher studied since 1978 art history, philosophy and classical archeology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

Since 1985 he has written articles, critiques and reviews for art magazines (“das kunstwerk”, “Artefactum”, “Artscribe”, “Wolkenkratzer”, “Kunstforum” etc.).

1986-1987 scholarship of Lower Saxony for the Central Institute for Art History (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte) in Munich.

1988 doctorate (thesis on “Conceptual Art in America and England 1963-1976“, Peter Lang, Frankfurt a. M. 1992, in German).

Other Publications

see the selected bibliography on my website: URL: http://dreher.netzliteratur.net/7_Bibliografiee.html

Blog Posts


    in preparation: A (provisional) History of Intermedia Art


    IASLonline Lessons/Lektionen in NetArt, URL: http://www.iasl.uni-muenchen.de/links/lektion0e.htm

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