Jona Hoier, born in 1982 in Graz, he graduated in the Interaction and Mediadesign program at the University of Applied Sciences in 2005. In 2001 he co-founded the artist collective sofa23. He is following a Masters in Interface Cultures at the Art University Linz. 2008 he took part in the residency program of the Institute of Advanced Media, Arts and Sciences – Japan. From 2008 to 2010 Jona worked for the Ars Electronica Futurelab as a researcher and project manager. In 2010 Jona founded his own studio “Jona Hoier Media Art & Design” and since 2012 he is as well teaching at the school of art & design Ortweinschule and the FH-Joanneum. Jona works with various collaborators in the intersection of art, design and research.
Jona is working in the field of new media art and design as a creative engineer, designer and video artist. His works have been awarded several times and shown at international exhibitions including Ars Electronica Linz, Diagonale, DMY Berlin, FILE Festival Sao Paulo, Istanbul Design Biennial and Saatchi Gallery London.