Boris Buden was born in 1958 in Garešnica, Croatia.
He is a philosopher, cultural theorist, publicist, and translator. He received his PhD in cultural theory from Humboldt University in Berlin. He writes on the topics of philosophy, politics, art criticism and criticism of culture. He regularly publishes articles in magazines and other publications in German, English, and French. He has given a grand contribution to Croatian translation by translating the works of Sigmund Freud from German. He was an editor of „Arkzin“, a publication dedicated to international literature, art, pop culture and new media. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Bastard Publishing Co., which was the first to publish the new edition of the „Communist Manifesto“, in 1998, accompanied by the foreword by Slavoj Žižek.
He teaches at the Faculty of Art and Design at the Bauhaus University, Weimar. He wrote collections of essays „Barikade“, ”Kaptolski kolodvor”, ”Vavilonska jama”, and ”Zona prelaska: o kraju postkomunizma”.