Zach Blas

Emerging Fields, 2016

Zach Blas is an artist whose work engages technology, queerness and politics. Currently, he is a Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally, most recently at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; e-flux, New York; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. His work has been written about and featured in Artforum, Frieze, Art Papers, Hyperallergic, Mousse Magazine, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America and Art Review, in which Hito Steyerl selected him as a 2014 FutureGreat. Blas is currently producing two books, Escaping the Face (Rhizome and Sternberg Press, 2016) and Informatic Opacity: The Art of Defacement in Biometric Times (in preparation). He holds a PhD in Literature from Duke University and has published writings in the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest; You are Here: Art after the Internet (Cornerhouse Books); and DIS Magazine.