Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology, and the challenge of borders. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, World Economic Forum, and at TED Global. In addition to the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2016, his awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and on The Colbert Report. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, and was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2014, he was Artist-in-Residence at Shangri-La/Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and 2017 at the MacDowell Colony. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maryland College Park, roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI, and NSA headquarters.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Fred Lazarus IV Center, Lecture Hall
131 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD, USA