ARTIST TALK – DIGITALE KUNST / Ruth Schnell
Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien
The Wind Egg
In this talk Haseeb Ahmed will discuss a series of projects from his work with geneticists to produce the Fish Bone Chapel, a sculptural installation composed out of the mutated zebra fish skeletons, to his more recent work with aeronautical engineers to realize the ancient mythos of human wind fertilization using the wind tunnel technology at the NATO von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.
In addition to the artworks themselves Ahmed with speak transparently about how he works between institutional, commercial, and academic art worlds to sustain his artistic practice.
Haseeb Ahmed (b.1985) is a research-based artist. Originally from the US, he now lives and works in Brussels. He produces objects, site-specific installations, and writes for various publications.
Currently he works with the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Brussels to create the Wind Egg Trilogy. The project blends art and aeronautics, myth and technology, to create new narratives for the present. Its final part will be shown as a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp in 2018.This project involves a PhD in practice-based arts in at the University of Antwerp and Sint Lucas-Antwerpen School of Art and Design. Haseeb received his Masters from the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ahmed has been a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (NL) among others. His work has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (US), the Barengasse Museum Zurich (CH), and Alanica Symposium in Vladikavkaz (RU). He is represented by Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels.