Maximilian Lehner works as a research and teaching assistant at the
Institute of Contemporary Arts and Media at KU Linz and co-founded The Real Office (RO) in Stuttgart, an agency for concepts, funding, and
project management in the independent art scene. Maximilian studied art theory and philosophy in Paris, Stuttgart, and Linz, where he currently pursues his doctoral studies. He participated in curatorial courses by Ruth Noack and Grace Samboh at Salzburg Summer Academy and by Joanna Warsza at ECCA Cluj/Timisoara Art Encounters. His main research interests are in the entanglement of temporal structures and socio-political narratives in contemporary art, theories of artistic research, as well as convergences between new technologies and art. Maximilian develops projects with RO in Stuttgart and Salzburg, and curated/s exhibitions for art spaces such as ElectroPutere (Craiova), Škuc Gallery (Ljubljana), and Fünfzigzwanzig (Salzburg). He is part of bad curating inc.