Faculty include Defne Ayas, Davide Balula, Suparna Choudhury, Stephanie Dinkins, Thyrza Goodeve, Lyle Ashton Harris, Isaac Julien, Liz Magic Laser, Reza Negarestani, Warren Neidich (founder/director), Alison Nguyen, Diane Severin Nguyen, Barry Schwabsky, Martha Schwendener, Mindy Seu, and Anuradha Vikram.

This year’s SFSIA program, “Art, Apparatus and Neural-Digital Entanglement in Cognitive Capitalism,” will map the history of artistic forms of resistance beginning with photography, through cinema, video, and other digital technics, in order to find clues on how to combat the threats that may result from new neural and brain-based technologies at our doorstep. We will throw a wide net around notions of the mind, brain and consciousness of our time, in order to capture the contemporary discourse and consider potential new forms of practical insurgency. > READ MORE

Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (SFSIA) is a nomadic, intensive summer academy with shifting programs in contemporary critical theory that stresses an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the relationship between art and politics. Founded in 2015 by Warren Neidich, the program consists of seminar-style lectures, deep readings, and experimental workshops. An evening lecture program is free and open to the public. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates.