Nélio Conceição

Nélio Conceição is a research fellow at the IFILNOVA.

He obtained his PhD in Philosophy (Aesthetics) from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon. His thesis focuses on the relation between philosophy and photography, paying special attention to the thought of Walter Benjamin, while exploring phenomenology and the work of Fernando Gil at the same time.
In addition to his interest in philosophical approaches to photography, he has also been studying the philosophy of image, arts (photography, cinema, literature) and contemporary philosophy (Husserl, Deleuze, Wittgenstein, Bachelard), particularly aesthetical issues.
In the IFILNOVA, he co-organized the Questions on Aesthetics Seminar between 2009 and 2012 and was a team member of the projects Morphology: Questions on Method and Language and Language and Forces: The Unconscious of Language and the Creative Process.
He is currently working on a post-doc project on the relation between art, play and image, investigating the philosophical and artistic ramifications of Walter Benjamin’s work.