Brian Holmes

Brian Holmes is an essayist, artist and activist working on political ecology. Returning to the US after twenty years in Europe he helped form the group Deep Time Chicago, which uses earth system science to explore the markers of global ecological change in local institutions and daily life. Holmes also collaborates with Casa Río in Argentina, lending his mapmaking skills to the larger network of Humedales sin fronteras (Wetlands without Borders).

As of May 2022


Anthropocene Curriculum

Collaborative Practice on a Changing Planet

The Anthropocene Curriculum Network

Launches, Presentations and Screenings

Oct 12, 2022

Die Zivilisationsfrage

Die Zivilisationsfrage: Day 2

With Rana Dasgupta, Brian Holmes, A. Dirk Moses, Elif Sarican, Margarita Tsomou a. o.

Conference: Presentations, discussions

May 28, 2022

Unearthing the Present

Exchange on the Half-Life of the Nuclear Age

With Andy Cundy and Brian Holmes and the artists Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke


May 22, 2022

Alle Veranstaltungen

Unearthing the Present

What if the Dam was removed?

With Anthony D. Barnosky, Lesley Green, Orit Halpern, Elizabeth A. Hadly, Brian Holmes, Michelle Murphy, Allison Stegner, Karolina Sobecka, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Stephanie Wakefield, Mi You

May 21, 2022

The Shape of a Practice

Place and Space


Oct 29, 2020

The Shape of a Practice

The Current

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River


Oct 26, 2020–Feb 28, 2021

The Proxy and Its Politics - On evasive objects in a networked age

With Tom McCarthy, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Kodwo Eshun, Goldin+Senneby, Alexandra Heimes, Brian Holmes, Nicholas Houde, Doreen Mende, Sondra Perry, Robert Rapoport, Hito Steyerl and participants of the lensbased-class at UdK Berlin


Jun 24, 2017

Technosphere × Knowledge

Truth Measures

Audio essay, presentations, discussion

Apr 15, 2016

transmediale/ conversationpiece

Keynote Conversation: Anxious to Share

With Keller Easterling, Eyal Weizman, Brian Holmes and Ryan Bishop

Keynote Conversation / Anxious to Share

Feb 5, 2016

transmediale/ conversationpiece

Panic Room Session: Post-Digital Anxiety

With Bani Brusadin, Özge Çelikaslan, David Garcia, Brian Holmes, Eric Kluitenberg, Elizabeth Losh, Pit Schultz, Alper Şen, Nishant Shah, Clemens Apprich and Diana McCarty


Feb 5, 2016

transmediale/ conversationpiece


With Brian Holmes and Steve Rowell

Feb 3, 2016

Berlin Documentary Forum 1


"Extra-disciplinary Art and Media Activism" with Angela Melitopoulos and Brian Holmes

Screen Performance

Jun 4, 2010


Critical Consumer Culture

The Digital Greenhouse

transmediale Salon

Jan 31, 2009

transmediale.08: CONSPIRE...

transmediale.08 conference

Jan 30–Feb 3, 2008