Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders, and frontiers. His current multi-faceted project, Tracking Transience, was inspired by Elahi’s experiences being erroneously investigated by the FBI. His work has been presented in exhibitions at venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and the Venice Biennale. Elahi recently was invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern in London, The Einstein Forum, and at the American Association of Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University. Currently, he is Program Chair for Digital Media Arts at San Jose State University. He is also 2009 Resident Faculty and Nancy G. MacGrath Endowed Chair at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Portland State University’s Art Department offers free public lectures every Monday night of the school year. The PSU MFA Monday Night Lecture Series is supported in part by PICA, Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Disjecta, Le Happy, Wealth Underground Farm, Bear Deluxe Magazine, Northwest Film Center.