Ian Alan Paul

IAN ALAN PAUL, Assistant Professor
Digital/New Media, Interactive Media, Social and Interventionist Practice, Interdisciplinary Studio, Installation, Critical Theory
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz
M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #4288

Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. His practice encompasses experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to produce novel conditions for the exploration of contemporary politics and aesthetics in global contexts. His projects often incorporate digital/new media, performance, and installation, and are broadly informed by prolonged engagements with continental philosophy, critical/queer/feminist theory, and contemporary Marxist and Anarchist thought. His recent work has approached topics such as the Guantanamo Bay Prison, Fortress Europe, the Zapatista communities, Drone Warfare, and the military regime in post-revolution/post-coup Cairo.

Ian has taught, lectured, and exhibited internationally, and has had his work featured in The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, Art Threat, Mada Masr, Jadaliyya, Art Info, and C Magazine, among others. He received his PhD in Film and Digital Media Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2016 and his MFA and MA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011.