Ian Alan Paul
Ian Alan Paul (b. 1984) is a transdisciplinary artist, theorist, and curator. Their practice includes the production of experimental documentary, critical fiction, and media art, aiming to produce novel conditions for the exploration of contemporary politics, ethics, and aesthetics in global contexts. Paul’s projects have approached a wide variety of topics including the Guantanamo Bay Prison, Fortress Europe, the Zapatista communities, Drone Warfare, the military regime in post-revolution/post-coup Cairo, and most recently with the history and future of Palestine.
Paul received his MFA and MA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2011 and his PhD in Film and Digital Media Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2016. Paul is currently part of the faculty at Al-Quds Bard in the West Bank, and has previously taught courses at UC San Diego, the American University in Cairo, the San Francisco Art Institute, and UC Santa Cruz. They have 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.
Ian Alan Paul was a participating artist in the Framer Framed exhibition As If: The Media Artist as Trickster (2017) curated by Annet Dekker and David Garcia, and in collaboration with Paul. They are currently based in Brooklyn, New York.