Brian Holmes

Brian Holmes is a cultural critic living in Paris and Chicago, moving restlessly around the world. He holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley, was the English editor of publications for Documenta X in Kassel, Germany in 1997, was a member of the editorial collective of the French journal Multitudes from 2003 to 2008, has collaborated with numerous art groups, and has published a collection of texts on experimental social movements entitled Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Essays in Reverse Imagineering (New York: Autonomedia, 2007). His book, Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society, has also been released by the VanAbbemuseum in The Netherlands and is available in full at Holmes was awarded the Vilém Flusser Prize for Theory at the Transmediale in Berlin in 2009.
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