Universität / Haute École
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Shahryar Nashat will for one hour discuss: flesh and meat, prostheses, image/object, objecthood [WHAT MAKES A BODY POLITICAL, DESIRABLE, PORNOGRAPHIC, VULNERABLE?], the agency of algorithms, and the machinations of cellular and metabolic processes—the very labour of life itself, of a heart pumping until it doesn’t.
Shahryar Nashat (b. 1975, Geneva) makes sculptures, videos, and installations. His recent solo exhibitions include The Cold Horizontals, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2018); Model Malady, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Hard Up For Support, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2016); and Workbench, Studio Voltaire, London, England (2011). Selected group exhibitions include Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2018); Myths of the Marble, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway and Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2017); Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2016); Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal, Canada (2016); 20th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2016); Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2016); 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2014); and ILLUMInations, 54th International Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2011). He lives and works in Los Angeles.