Nicolas Siepen born 1966 in Cologne, is a Berlin based artist, filmmaker and theoretician. He writes frequently on post-structuralism, Marxism, film and current questions of new forms of capitalism and left politics. As an art critic he has written for numerous publications, including “Springerin”, “Texte zur Kunst”, “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. He is co-founder of the bookstore and publishing house b_books which was part of documenta 12 and publishes books on art, film, performance, urbanism, queer theory, activism and politics. He is member of The Performing Arts Forum (PAF) in France. In the 1990s he was part of the artist group KlasseZwei and the band ZigarettenRauchen and participated in various international exhibitions and film festivals, among them Berlinale and Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Between 2009 and 2016 he was Professor of visual arts at the Academy of Contemporary Arts in Tromsø, Norway.
As of February 2018