Zach Blas, Contra-internet, 2014-present.


Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose work engages technology, queerness, and politics. He is the creator of Facial Weaponization SuiteFace Cages, and a new project Contra-Internet, which explores political alternatives and queer futures of the internet. Currently, he is a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Blas is also producing two books: Escaping the Face, an artist monograph of recent works to be published by Rhizome at the New Museum and Sternberg Press in 2016, and in Informatic Opacity: The Art of Defacement Biometric Times, a theoretical study of biometric facial recognition and refusals of recognition. His work has been written about and featured in Art ReviewArtforumFriezeArt PapersMousse MagazineThe AtlanticAl Jazeera America, and Wired. Blas holds a PhD from the graduate program in Literature at Duke University.

Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally, most recently at Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; e-flux, New York; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; New Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; the 2014 Dakar Bienniale; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Queer/Art/Film LA; transmediale, Berlin; and Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool.

With support from

Delfina Foundation’s family of patrons


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