Warren Neidich is a Berlin and Los Angeles based conceptual artist, theorist and writer whose work explores the interface between cultural production, brain research and cognitive capitalism through a variety of artistic materials and processes to create works of political emancipation. These are presented as interdisciplinary installations which combine photography, video, Internet downloads, scotch tape and noise.
He is founding director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art, 2015. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in such museums and institutions as ZKM, Karlsruhe,2015, LAXART, Los Angeles, Flora: Ars and Nature, Bogota, 2015, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2014, Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg, 2014, Redcat, Los Angeles, 2014, MuKHA, Antwerp, 2013, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo,2013, MAK, Vienna, 2011, Kunsthalle Charlottenborg, 2011,Temporary Kunsthalle, Berlin, 2009, NBGK, Berlin, 2007, Kunsthaus Graz,2006 and Kunsthaus, Zurich, 2006, ICA London,2004 and 2005,Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art 1996 and 2006, The Studio Museum, 2003, The California Museum of Photography, Riverside,2002, The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001, Artists Space, 2001, The ICA Philadelphia,1995, Villa Arson, Nice,1994, MOMA-PS1,1991, The MIT List Visual Art Center,1991,Palais de Tokyo,1991, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago,1989, The Walker Art Center,1989, The Queens Museum, 1989, White Columns, New York City, 1989, Ludwig Museum, Koln,1988. Recently gallery exhibitions include Barbara Seiler Gallery,Zurich,2014 and Fons Welters, Amsterdam, 2011.
Selected Awards and Fellowships include: The Fulbright Specialist Program, Fine Arts Category, University of Cairo, 2013; The Murray and Vickie Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist and Scholar Award, Pitzer College, 2012; The Fulbright Specialist Program Fellowship, Fine Arts Category, Faculty of Fine Arts – University Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia, 2011, The Vilem Flusser Theory Award, Transmediale, Berlin, 2010, AHRB/ACE Arts and Science Research Fellowship, United Kingdom,2004, The British Academy Award, 2005 and the Madrid Abierto Public Sculpture Award,2004.
Recent publications include The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part 1 and 2, Archive Books, 2011 and 2013. His Resistance is Fertile is forthcoming this spring with Merve Verlag, 2015.
His work has been featured and reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Teme Celeste, Time Out, New York, Flash Art Kunstforum International and Springerin just to name a few. Learn more on his website here. And read about his project American History Reinvented, here.