New York City, NY, United States
About Neil Harbisson
Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist based in New York. He is best known for being the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. His antenna uses audible vibrations in his skull to report information to him. This includes measurements of electromagnetic radiation, phone calls, music, as well as video or images which are translated into sound. His wifi enabled antenna also allows him to receive signals and data from satellites. Since 2004, international media has described him as the world's first cyborg or the world's first cyborg artist, for expressing himself artistically through a new sense created by the permanent union between cybernetics and his brain. In 2010, he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that helps humans become cyborgs and promotes cyborgism as an art movement.
Dartington College of Arts
New York Institute of Photography
Waltons New School of Music
Harbisson's main works have been exhibited during the 54th Venice Biennale at Venice's Giudecca 795 Contemporary Art Gallery (Venice, Italy), at the Museumsquartier (Vienna, Austria), at the Bankside Gallery (London, UK), at the Royal College of Art Gallery (London, UK), at Centre d'Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona, Spain), Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul, Korea), Baltimore American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore, USA), Pollock Gallery (Dallas, USA), CCCB (Barcelona, Spain) and at Pioneers Works (New York, USA)