Matthew Biro

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Matthew Biro

Professor and Chair

Office Location(s): 110A Tappan Hall
Office Hours: by appointment
Phone: 734.615.8453
mbiro@umich.edu
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  • Fields of Study
    • Modern and Contemporary Art, Aesthetic and Interpretive Theories, Philosophies of Technology
  • About

    Originally trained as a continental philosopher, Matthew Biro came to art history through an interest in aesthetics and visual thinking.  He is the author of two books, Anselm Kiefer and the Philosophy of Martin Heidegger (New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 1998) and The Dada Cyborg: Visions of the New Human in Weimar Berlin (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2009), and his articles on modern and contemporary art and philosophy have appeared in Art History, the Yale Journal of Criticism, RES, Art Criticism, and New German Critique, among other places.  His reviews of contemporary art, film, and photography have appeared in Contemporary, Art Papers, and The New Art Examiner, and he has published book reviews for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Clio, CAA Reviews, and the European Legacy.  He is currently working on a book about photography.

  • Education
    • PhD State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Selected Publications:
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