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Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi

American, born Bangladesh, 1972

After the attacks of 9/11, an erroneous tip led to an intensive FBI investigation of Hasan Elahi (he/him/his). It prompted the artist to create Tracking Transience (2003), which explores what it means to live in a state of constant surveillance. Elahi’s projects dealing with surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, and the challenges of borders have been presented at SITE Santa Fe, NM; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; and the Sundance Film Festival, among other venues. He is Professor and Director of the School of Art at George Mason University.

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[N]early 20 years ago, people were looking at me like, "Why in the world would you want to share all this information?" And now, people look at me like, "I don't get it. What's the big deal? This looks like my Instagram feed."

Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi (American, born 1972). Thousand Little Brothers, 2014. Pigment print on canvas. Installation at Open Society Foundations, New York, 2014–15. Courtesy of the artist.

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