October 1, 2013
Lectures, Readings and Discussions, Free Events
Visiting Artist/Scholar Series Lecture: Hasan Elahi
Lamar Dodd School of Art
This lecture is part of Lamar Dodd School of Art's Visiting Artist/ Scholar Lecture Series 2013-14.
Hasan Elahi is currently associate professor of art at University of Maryland where he is director of digital cultures and creativity in the honors college. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose 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 and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. 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, was resident faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He currently lives outside of Washington, D.C., roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI and NSA headquarters.