Thomas Linsmayer is a lawyer, art historian, cultural manager and event organizer. He received his MA in art history from the University of Munich. Since 2000, he has been managing the gallery in the Pasinger Fabrik Urban Cultural Center with a focus on contemporary art. He has out together over 150 solo and group exhibitions with artists from Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Czech Republic, Zimbabwe, Japan and the USA. In addition, he has curated a number of thematic exhibitions, focusing on areas such as urban development, documentaries, social issues and exhibitions with a socio-cultural character.