Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi
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Professor and Director, School of Art, CVPA

Contact Information

Phone: 703-993-8898
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Art and Design Building
Room 2050E
Mail Stop: 1C3


“I’m interested in how the School of Art can be a national leader for a new and rapidly changing creative economy and be a major catalyst for the arts to play a more integral role in the university and society as a whole. Mason embodies the unique combination of an international and diverse community, a strategic location, unparalleled growth, and a proven commitment to a culture of change for the School of Art to position itself as the ideal incubator to achieve this goal.”

—Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi is an artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, the Sundance Film Festival, the Gwangju Biennale, and the Venice Biennale. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, and has appeared on Al Jazeera, Fox News, and The Colbert Report. Elahi has spoken about his work to a broad range of audiences such as Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, TED, and the World Economic Forum.

His recent awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship, grants from Creative Capital, Art Matters Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and he is a recipient of a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He serves on the Board of Directors at Creative Capital and on the Advisory Board for the New Media Caucus.

He is part of the core faculty at the Chautauqua School of Art summer residency program and has previously been Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is currently Professor and Director of the School of Art at George Mason University.

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