(born in 1951 Chicago, Illinois, USA)
B.F.A. Southern Illinois University
M.F.A. Studio Work Cornell University
M.Phil Work in Philosophy Columbia University
Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Art at the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA), University of Wales, Newport, Wales, U.K.
Professor at The School of Visual Arts, NYC
Joseph Nechvatal has worked with ubiquitous electronic visual information and computer-robotics since 1986. His computer-robotic assisted paintings and computer animations are shown regularly in galleries and museums throughout the world. He has recently worked as artist in-resident at the Louis Pasteur studio and the Ledoux Foundation's computer lab in Arbois, France on 'The Computer Virus Project': an experiment with computer viruses as a creative stratagem. He is collected by the Los Angeles County Museum, the Moderna Musset in Stockholm, Sweden and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, among others. Dr. Nechvatal's work was included in Documenta 8.
Dr. Nechvatal earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of art and new technology (http://www.dom.de/groebel/jnech/ideals.htm) as a Ph.D. doctoral on-line fellow researcher with CAiiA: the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (http://www.dom.de/groebel/jnech/ideals.htm)http://caiia-star.newport.plymouth.ac.uk) under Roy Ascott. He serves as Parisian editor for "RHIZOME INTERNET" (http://www.dom.de/groebel/jnech/ideals.htm)http://caiia-star.newport.plymouth.ac.uk)http://www.rhizome.org) and has written frequently for "Intelligent Agent"
(http://www.intelligent-agent.com). Dr. Nechvatal presently teaches theories of Virtual Reality at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University. He is a founder of the TELLUS Audio Art Project (http://www.intelligent-agent.com).http://www.harvestworks.org/tellus/tellus.html) and he served as conference coordinator for the 1st International CAiiA Research Conference entitled "CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED: Art and Consciousness in the Post-Biological Era" (5 & 6 July 1997): an international conference to look at new developments in art, science, technology and consciousness
which was held at CAiiA.
Selected solo exhibitions 2000-1990
es-satyricOn 2000,Universal Concepts Unlimited Gallery, New York City
Viral Beauty, Boston Cyber Arts, Boston http://www.bostoncyberarts.org
Das Neural Netz, (collaboratively with Mathias Groebel) Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
Joseph Nechvatal Retrospective, Galerie Berndt, Kоln (catalogue)
Alt.Sex, (collaboratively with Mathias Groebel) Galerie In Situ, Aalst, Belgium
1995 (web catalogue at: http://www2.dom.de/groebel/frmnetz.htm)
Les Archons, Galerie Multimedia, Paris
Angels, Broken Hearts and Computer Viruses, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
Computer Virus Project, Espace d'Art Yvonamor Palix, Paris (catalogue)
Information Bruit Culture, Galerie Traje, Besancan, France
Computer Virus Project, Galerie In Situ, Aalst, Belgium (catalogue)
Computer Virus Project, The Saline Royale, Arc-et-Senans, France (catalogue)
The Destiny of Painting, Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
Joseph Nechvatal, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris
Tombeaux, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY, NY
Joseph Nechvatal, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Joseph Nechvatal, Musee des Beaux Arts de Dole, France (CD Rom catalogue)
Joseph Nechvatal, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY (catalogue)
Joseph Nechvatal,Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
Joseph Nechvatal, Galerie Antoine Candau, Paris (catalogue)