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Warren Neidich
* 1958, currently based: Los Angeles

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Warren Neidich is a Berlin and Los Angeles based post-conceptual artist, theorist and writer who explores the interfaces between cultural production, brain research and cognitive capitalism. “Art Before Philosophy not After”. His interdisciplinary works combines photographic, video, internet downloads, neon, and noise installations and what he refers to as discursive objects in the form of symposiums.

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; First Award for Interdisciplinarity, AKTO Festival For Contemorary Art, Bitola, Macedonia, 2011; The Vilem Flusser Theory Award, Transmediale, Berlin, 2010.

Selected international exhibitions include: Manifesta 10, Parallel Program, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2014; Red Cat Theater , Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, 2013*, Fons Welters Gallery Amsterdam 2011*; MAK Center, Vienna, 2011, MUSAC, Leon, Spain, 2010, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2006; NBGK, Berlin, 2006; Kunsthaus Graz, 2006; Los Angeles County Museum, 2006; California Museum of Photography, Riverside, 2002*; Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2002*; The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2001; Artists Space, 2001, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 1995; Villa Arson,Nice,France, 1994;P.S.1, MOMA, Long Island City, 1991;The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1989; The Walker Art Center, 1989; Aperture Foundation, New York City, 1989; Queens Museum of Art 1988; White Columns, 1988; Museum Ludwig, Koln, 1988.

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 just to name a few.

Dr. Neidich is currently co-director and founder of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art and the Office of Aesthetic Occupation. He is the founder and chief editor of the Journal of Neuroaesthetics and, 1997.

Dr. Neidich is the author of Blow-up: Photography, Cinema and the Brain, DAP, Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noo politics, 010 Publishers, The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism, Part 1 & Part 2. His Resistance is Fertile is forthcoming in 2015 published by Merve Verlag, Berlin.

2013 Fulbright Scholar Program, American University Cairo, Egypt
2010 Vilém Flusser Theory Award, Transmediale, Berlin
1995 - 1996 Visiting lecturer, Department of Photography and New Media, School of Visual Arts, New York
1985 BA at Washington University, St. Louis



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Exhibitions & Events
Publications & References
Neidich, Warren. Resistance is Fertile. Berlin: Merve Verlag, 2015.
Neidich, Warren. The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism, Part 2. Berlin: Archive Press, 2014.
Milevska, Suzana and Warren Neidich, ed. The Berlin Works: The Noologist's Handbook and Other Art experiments. Berlin: Archive Press, 2013.
Mitchell, Robert and Jacques Khalip, ed. Releasing the Image. From literature to New Media. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.
Neidich, Warren. The Sarah Palin Memorial Library. East Hampton, New York: Glenn Horowitz Books, 2010.
Neidich, Warren and Deborah Hauptman. Cognitive Architecture: From Biopolitics to Noo-Power. Rotterdam: 010 Press, 2010.
Neidich, Warren and Elena Bajo. Me, Myself and I: Conversation with Oneself. New York: Input #2, 2010.
Neidich, Warren. Lost between the Extensivity / Intensivity Exchange. Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2009.
Paul, Christiane. Digital Art. World of Art Series, New York: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2008.
Stafford, Barbara Maria. Echo Objects. The Cognitive Work of Images. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Neidich, Warren. Earthling. New York: Pointed Leaf Press, 2005.
Neidich, Warren and Norman Bryson. Blow-Up: Photography, Cinema and the Brain. Riverside, CA: Distributed Art Publishing/ University of California, 2003.
Steinback, Charles and Stephen Marguiles and David Hunt. Warren Neidich: Camp O.J.. Charlottesville, Virginia: Distributed Art Publishing, Inc. and Bayly Art Museum, 2000.
Bernard, Christian. Warren Neidich/Cultural Residue: Contamination – Decontamination. Nice: Villa Arson, 1994.
Pedjick, Bodjana. Unknown Artist. New York: Fricke & Schmid, 1993.
Joselit, David and Ron Platt and Anita Doutha. Warren Neidich: Historical In(ter)vention. Cambridge, Massachusetts: M.I.T. List Center, 1991.
Dietz, Steve. American History Reinvented. New York: Aperture, 1989.