Peter Kogler was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1959. From 1974 to 1978 he attended the Höhere Technische Bundeslehr- und Versuchsanstalt (now HTL Bau + Kunst) in Innsbruck. He then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1978 to 1979. From 1986 to 1987, Kogler taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, among other places. Since 1993 he has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he has headed the New Media class since 1997. Since 2008, he has held a professorship in graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 1988 he received the Otto Mauer Prize and was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica. In 1996 he received the City of Vienna Prize for Fine Arts and in 2013 the Tyrolean State Prize for Art. He was represented four times at the Venice Biennale di Venezia (1986, 1993, 1995 and 2006) and participated twice in documenta IX (1992) and documenta X (1997) Kassel, Germany. His solo exhibitions include the Vienna Secession in 1987; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn in 1996; Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen in 1997; Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2000; Kunstverein Hannover in 2004; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York in 2006; Museum moderner Kunst - Stiftung Ludwig Wien (mumok) Vienna in 2008; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main in 2010; Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in 2014; Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna in 2015; and Kunsthaus Graz in 2019. Peter Kogler lives and works in Vienna.