Hasan Elahi Bio

Hasanelahi 150Hasan Elahi (2006 Emerging Fields Creative Capital grantee) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof and the Venice Biennale. Elahi has been invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence and TED Global, among many other institutions. His awards include a grant from Art Matters and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York TimesForbesWiredThe Guardian,BBC, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, Fox News and has The Colbert Report. He was a 2010 Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and a 2009 Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Elahi is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He lives outside of Washington, DC, roughly equidistant from the CIA, FBI and NSA headquarters.