This blog site contains posts relating to the work, activity, and interests of Max Kazemzadeh, who is presently an Associate Professor of Art & Media Design in the Art Program within the Art, Communications & Theater Department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Bio for Max Kazemzadeh:
Max Kazemzadeh is an Associate Professor of Art & Media Technology at Gallaudet University (university serving the international deaf community), who uses a syncretic approach to investigate connections between art, technology, & consciousness through experiments & interactive installations. Kazemzadeh is pursuing a Ph.D. with the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth in the UK. His work over the last ten years focused on how constructed, semi-conscious interfaces influence human interaction. Kazemzadeh has exhibited internationally, given performances, served on panels, curated exhibitions, organized conferences, given hardware/software workshops, received grants, wrote articles and presented papers in the area of electronic and emergent media art. Some exhibitions include the Microwave Festival (Hong Kong), the Boston CyberArts Festival, Medialab-Prado’s Interactivos 08 (MexicoCity), Dashanzi International Art Festval (Beijing), Songzhuang Museum of Contemporary Art (China), frequently collaborates with refarmthecity.org in Spain, and most recently exhibited an interactive cell-phone and human-tracking kinect-based audio visual performance with a group of collaborators to re-live the myth of Melissani in the Melissani Cave Lake in Kefalonia, Greece this past August ’12.
Kazemzadeh also organized the Texelectronica Conference ’06, chaired a session at College Art Association-CAA ’08, reviewed the Creative Capital Grant projects ’08, juried an exhibition at SIGGRAPH ’07, and gave annual workshops at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing since 2004. Kazemzadeh founded the FUNCOLAB at Gallaudet University, an interdisciplinary center for research supported by Gallaudet’s art, physics, and theater departments. Skinny Tuesdays is a monthly lecture series that he founded, inviting creative individuals from a range of fields, including art, technology, science, music, performance, etc. to share their creative processes in an open forum. Along with his friend Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Kazemzadeh recently curated the Washington Project for the Arts’ Experimental Media 2012 exhibition in Washington, DC, exhibited at the Di-Egy Fest in Egypt in March 2013, and just finished a project with a group of collaborators that will travel from Washington State University Museum of Art in Pullman to Kefalonia, Greece and then Cairo, Egypt for a string of exhibitions.
You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org