Zach Blas: Beati Illi, Qui Est Imago-Free

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Sanctum (2018).

Zach Blas is an artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans technical investigation, theoretical research, conceptualism, performance, and science fiction. He is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited, lectured, and held screenings internationally, recently at the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; the 68th Berlin International Film Festival; Abierto X Obras, Matadero Madrid; 2018 Creative Time Summit, Miami; MAXXI, Rome; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art in General, New York City; Gasworks, London; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore; e-flux, New York City; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. His recent project Contra-Internet is supported by a 2016 Creative Capital Award in Emerging Fields and the Arts Council England. Blas's writings can be found in Documentary Across Disciplines; Queer: Documents of Contemporary Art; and e-flux journal. His work has been written about and featured in Artforum, Frieze, ArtReview, Mousse Magazine, the Guardian, and the New York Times. Blas is a 2018–20 Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow.

Supported by the Tenaglia family.
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