Neil Harbisson
Visual Arts Residency

Neil Harbisson is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist, known for creating the first cyborg antenna and for being the first person in the world to have an antenna implanted in his skull. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colors such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves. Since 2004, he has been described by international media as the world’s first cyborg (and 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 founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization that helps humans become cyborgs and promotes cyborgism as an art movement. Harbisson’s main works have been exhibited during the 54th Venice Biennale at Venice’s Giudecca 795 Contemporary Art Gallery, at the Museumsquartier (Vienna), at the Bankside Gallery (London), at the Royal College of Art Gallery (London), at Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), at Can Manyé (Alella), and at Galeria Tramart (Barcelona).