Armen Avanessian studied philosophy and political science in Vienna and Paris. After completing his dissertation in literature, he worked at the Free University Berlin from 2007-2014. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow in the German Department at Columbia University and the German Department at Yale University and Visiting professor at various art academies in Europe and the US. In Berlin, Avanessian is the editor at large at Merve Verlag and in charge of the theory program at the internationally acclaimed theatre Volksbühne. He is a co-founder of the bilingual research platform Spekulative Poetik (www.spekulative-poetik.de), conducting a series of events, translations and publications. His work is translated into various languages. Forthcoming in German are two monographs One plus One and I – I (Merve, 2019), both written in collaboration with Anke Hennig.
Speculative Drawing. (together with Andreas Töpfer) Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2014.
Irony and the Logic of Modernity. DeGruyter, 2015.
Present Tense. A Poetics. (together with Anke Hennig), Bloomsbury 2015.
Metanoia. A Speculative Ontology of Language, Thinking, and the Brain. (together with Anke Hennig) Bloomsbury 2017).
Overwrite. Ethics of Knowledge – Poetics of Existence. Berlin: Sternberg Press 2017.
Miamification, Sternberg Press 2017
Future Metaphysics, Cambridge: Polity Press 2019