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Alex Zakkas, 1981, GR/NL

works with any media unstable enough to observe the synthetic environments where contemporary life plays out; its designed or wild-grown entanglements with technology; forms of power and affect fluctuating to the rhythm of ill-defined rules; opportunistic workarounds and suboptimal techno-poetic acrobatics.

Exhibitions, Performances, Presentations

2020 Footfall Almanac 2020, Constant_V, Brussels
2019 Measured Poises, Crowd Noises, Constant vzw, Brussels
2019 Internet Yami-Ichi @Ars Electronica Festival 2019, Linz
2019 WannaTry (Again)? Beach Edition, Rio de Janeiro
2019 TILT platform, IASIS, Loutraki
2019 Paleis van Mieris Beam Club, Amsterdam
2018 Precarious Pavilions #2: the new local, Brussels
2018 Near enough? – 3rd NFCDAB, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
2018 Saristra Festival 2018, Cephalonia
2018 Near Field Communication Digital Art Biennale, Gol
2018 Europe Was Taken By A Bull, Communitism, Athens
2017 de TOUR, Paleis van Mieris 2, Amsterdam
2017 iMAL, Center for Digital Cultures & Technology: Internet Yami-Ichi Brussels #2
2017 Paleis van Mieris, Amsterdam: Dufus Tedious
2017 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam: Graduation Show 2017
2017 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rietveld Uncut 2017
2017 LAG, Amsterdam HackLab: Talk in/on/about phone-booths in Athens
2016 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam: DOGTIME SiSiSpex 2016
2016 Athens Digital Art Festival: Digital POP
2016 Cimatics, Brussels: 0,1, Assume Both
2016 Flatstation, Amsterdam: Bring Your Own B
2015 Athens Digital Art Festival, Athens: Public Space_s
2015 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam: DOGTIME SiSiSpex 2015
2015 Onomatopee, Eindhoven: Paper Is A Leaf That Will Destroy Us In Its Fall
2015 Het Veen Theatre, Amsterdam: Paper Is A Leaf That Will Destroy Us In Its Fall
2015 Frascati, Amsterdam: A night with Art in Context (Laughter)
2015 De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam: Internet Yami-Ichi Black Market #6
2015 De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam: Rietveld Uncut 2015
2015 Black Box Theatre, Oslo: Latest Notes
2015 Stara Mestna elektrarna, Ljubljana: Latest Notes
2015 Oude Kerk, Amsterdam: Wander & Wonder
2015 De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam: Rietveld Uncut 2015
2014 Nacht van de Filosofie Fryslân, Leeuwarden
2014 Meneer de Wit gallery, Amsterdam: The Good Friday
2014 Arsenic, Lausanne. Les Urbaines Festival: Flip Sides
2013 Het Even Theatre, Amsterdam: Flip Sides
2013 Delft University of Technology: Positive Design Day
2012 Waag Society, Amsterdam FabLab: The Making Of
2012 Design Academy Eindhoven: This is Service Design Thinking: Research Tools
2011 Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam: Modes of Use
2011 IASDR 2011, 4th World Conference on Design Research, 'Diversity and Unity'
2010 Technopolis, Athens. Athens Video Art Festival 2010

Texts

“The Assassination of a Voyeur” (2017) Graduation thesis Dogtime Unstable Media. Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

“Types of Smudges and Other Fudges” (2017) With BrowserBased Group. Contribution to Immaterial Labour Union issue #10 “Immateriality”. Edited by Lídia Pereira and Δεριζαματζορ Προμπλεμ ιναυστραλια

“Attempt to Grasp the Whole Context” (2015) Essay. Contribution to the book “Laughter” by Art in Context 2014–2015: edited by J. Kleerebezem and S. Karalic. Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam

“Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick” (2013). Book. The Delft Institute of Positive Design. ISBN: 978-94-6186-196-2

Zakkas, A, Boess, S, Kuijer, A (2011) “Product-Friendly User Design: A Critical Discourse on User-Centered Methodology.” In Diversity and Unity: Proceedings of IASDR2011, the 4th World Conference on Design Research, edited by N.F.M.Roozenburg, L.L. Chen and P.J. Stoppers

Teaching

2016—>>The Hague University of Applied Sciences / Department of IT & Design. Interaction and Experience Design
2018 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) / Department of Photography. Interactive Media

Studies

2013—2017 (BFA) Dogtime Fine Arts / Unstable Media, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
2009—2011 (MSc) Design for Interaction, Delft University of Technology
2004—2009 (BSc) Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology

Contact

email: alexzakkas@gmail.com
chamber of Commerce (KvK) registration number: 53899989
VAT identification number (BSN): NL241323411B01

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