Paul Wiersbinski studied video art with Mark Leckey and Douglas Gordon at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Main. His work is often developed as a set of complex and process based works in between art, narrative fiction, technology and science. He produced many of his works in international residency programmes in connection to scientific topics, e.g. at CENART La Esmeralda, Mexico City (2010), Hotel Pro Forma Copenhagen (2013) and Goethe-Institute London/SPACE Residency Programme (2018). He has often found these opportunities productive in developing new projects. Paul Wiersbinski's projects touch upon discourses such as architecture, entomology or cybernetics and referring to the history of performance and video art, as well as utilising notions of jest and improvisation. Often he constructs technical prototypes, which are tried out by the public and go through various phases of continuous development.
The outcome of his process based works have been screened live, as video installations or short films in theaters (e.g. Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, National Theater Stuttgart), in exhibitions (e.g. ZKM Karlsruhe, Weserburg Bremen, Mediations Biennale Poznan, Alma Enterprises London) and at festivals (e.g. Berlinale Berlin, European Media Art Festival). Wiersbinski holds lectures and presentations, most recently at the Pecha Kucha Art Night Art in the Age of Earthquakes!? (Martin-Gropius-Bau, 2016) and his talk Mortal Toys - a performative AR-game about control and being controlled at re:publica Berlin (2019).