Philipp Schmitt

Philipp Schmitt

Artist, Designer, Researcher; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Biography

Philipp Schmitt (b. 1993, Germany) is an artist, designer, and researcher based in Brooklyn, NY.

His practice engages with the philosophical, poetic, and political dimensions of computation by examining the ever-shifting discrepancy between what is computable in theory and in reality. His current work addresses notions of opacity, and the automation of perception in artificial intelligence.

Philipp is a Berggruen Junior Fellow in residence at Facebook AI Research. He earned an MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons/The New School. Philipp’s work was exhibited in Europe, the United States, and Asia, and is part of the permanent collections of the Ars Electronica Center and the MoMA Art Library. His artist book, Computed Curation, was published by Bromide Publishing House in 2018.