Ian Alan Paul (b. 1984) is a transdisciplinary artist and theorist whose work examines instantiations of power and practices of resistance in a wide variety of global contexts. His work is formally diverse, often making use of writing, photography, video, and code, and is conceptually informed by critical theory as well as contemporary communist and anarchist thought. Presently, Ian is exploring destituent power and the politics of refusal in a series of experimental documentaries.
Over the course of his life, Ian has lived, taught, and worked for extended periods in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, and Palestine. He received a PhD in Film and Digital Media Studies from UC Santa Cruz in 2016 as well as a hybrid MFA/MA from SFAI in 2011. Ian is currently based in Brooklyn, NY and is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media in the Department of Art at Stony Brook University.
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