Peter Kubelka, director and art historian, was born in Vienna in 1934.
Since the 1950's Peter Kubelka has been an influential figure of the international avant-garde of cinema. He is one of the founders of the Austrian Museum of Cinema, which he directed until 2001. And in 1970, together with Jonas Mekas, he founded one of the largest American archives of experimental cinema Anthology Film Archives. Peter Kubelka was a professor at the Städel Schule in Frankfurt.
Kubelka is also known as a non-writing theorist, using non-verbal elements, such as mimic, music, food, objects, tools in his lectures.