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About josephnechvatal

Since 1986 Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information, computers and computer-robotics. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer software animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. From 1991-1993 he worked as artist-in-resident at the Louis Pasteur Atelier and the Saline Royale / Ledoux Foundation’s computer lab in Arbois, France on The Computer Virus Project: an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. In 2002 he extended that artistic research into the field of viral artificial life through his collaboration with the programmer Stéphane Sikora. Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology at The Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA) University of Wales College, Newport, UK and occasionally teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City (SVA). His book of essays “Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality (1993-2006)” was published by Edgewise Press in 2009. In 2011 his book “Immersion Into Noise” was published by the University of Michigan Library’s Scholarly Publishing Office in conjunction with Open Humanities Press http://openhumanitiespress.org/immersion-into-noise.html. You can follow him on Twitter at @twinkletwink Homepage here: http://www.nechvatal.net

Joseph Nechvatal photographed by Alexandra Breznay

Photographs of me at work in the Paris studio by Alexandra Breznay

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BIRTH AS CRITERION by Jure Detela 

BIRTH AS CRITERION by Jure Detela as translated by Raymond Miller God puts to the test, not I. I only verify what has been reported. In God there is no doubt, there is no malice. The starry child of Lappish legend— … Continue reading

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Review of For the Selenites Pleasure

My Hyperallergic review of Alun Williams’s show of paintings: For the Selenites Pleasure at Galerie Anne Barrault (Paris) https://hyperallergic.com/385375/paintings-in-which-splotchy-blobs-stand-in-for-historical-figures/

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Review of Lucio Fontana : Crosses

My art review at Hyperallergic of Lucio Fontana : Crosses at Galerie Karsten Greve (Paris) https://hyperallergic.com/384598/lucio-fontanas-psychedelic-ceramic-crucifixes/

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Body Esc : TABOO – TRANSGRESSION – TRANSCENDENCE in Art & Science (Corfu)

Photos from the opening of the exhibition Body Esc – where my Cyclops (piano eye) projection was shown. The show was integrated in the program of the conference Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science – part of the 11th Audiovisual Arts … Continue reading

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Art review of Franck Lundangi : Dialogues

My art review of the Franck Lundangi : Dialogues show at Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris) has been published at Hyperallergic https://hyperallergic.com/384099/shamanistic-paintings-as-metaphors-for-connectedness/

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At work in the studio : photographed by Alexandra Breznay

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