Abraham Avnisan, Artist-in-Residence.
Abraham Avnisan is an artist, technologist, and educator working at the intersection of creative coding, experimental writing, and critical theory. He creates artists’ books, mobile applications, and interactive media installations that seek to subvert dominant narratives through embodied encounters with language.
He holds an M.F.A. in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Brooklyn College. He is currently a lecturer at SAIC, where he teaches courses on mobile app development and immersive virtual environments.
Avnisan’s work has been featured in national and international exhibitions including a solo show at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2015 and a four-person exhibition at Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures in Lisbon, Portugal in 2016-17. His work is included the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3, and the proceedings of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (ISEA) 2015. Avnisan is a teacher, co-founder, and former director of The School of Making Thinking (theschoolofmakingthinking.com) an experimental college and residency program that brings together interdisciplinary artists and thinkers committed to collaboration, investigative practice, and experimentation.