He is an artist, filmmaker, theorist, PhD in Literature (Duke University) and Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto. His artistic practice addresses the materiality of digital technologies, reflecting on the philosophies, beliefs, imaginaries, and fantasies that pervade their industries. Explore the mysticisms of AI, biometric security, predictive surveillance, and oracles offered by technological advances.
Zach Blas's work has been exhibited at institutions such as Tate Modern, Walker Art Center, the Berlin International Film Festival, and the ZKM Center for Art and Media, among others. His work is part of the permanent collections of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (CDMX), the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York). His practice has been reviewed by media such as artforum, ArtReview, e flux, the BBC and the NY Times, among others.