Fahim Amir


Fahim Amir is an author, curator, philosopher, and artist. He studied art and philosophy with influential thinkers like Jacques Derrida and Judith Butler, and has held guest professorships at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, University Campinas São Paulo, and University of Art and Design Linz. He works at the intersection of nature-culture, colonial historicity, and urbanism. Amir curated the Live Art Festival 2013 “Zoo 3000: Occupy Species” (Kampnagel, Hamburg) and “Salon Klimbim: von vegetarischen Tigern und utopischen Unterhandlungen” (Secession, Wien). He is co-editor of “Transcultural Modernisms” (Sternberg Press, 2013) and most recently wrote the epilog to the German edition of Donna Haraway’s “The Companion Species Manifesto” (“Das Manifest für Gefährten. Wenn Spezies sich begegnen,” Merve, 2016). He is currently working on the book project “Schwein und Zeit: Tiere, Politik und Verbrechen” (Nautilus, forthcoming in 2018).