Prognostics lecture: Mark Farid
In his lecture artist Mark Farid will be talking about four of his projects: Data Shadow (2015), Poisonous Antidote (2016), Invisible Voice (2017 - 2018) and Seeing I (2019).
He will briefly talk about the political and social issues which drive his projects, along with the conceptual aspects of his work. He will also talk about fundraising, and how he got funding for project directly after graduating in 2014 until the present day.
Mark Farid (b. 1992, Leicester) is a conceptual artist who examines the formation of our projected-self, and how our constructed identity is shaped by societal expectations. Farid graduated from Kingston University, London, with a First Class (Hons) degree in Fine Art in 2014, and has since given talks and participated in group and solo exhibitions in England, France, Germany, Denmark, UAE, and Japan.
Farid gave a TEDx talk in 2017 about his first two projects, Data Shadow and Poisonous Antidote, and took part in the Sundance New Frontier program in 2016 for an on-going project, Seeing I. Farid has appeared on Sky News, Fox News, Arte, BBC Radio 4, the Guardian, the Independent, the New Statesman, and has written about his work for the Telegraph.
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Prognostics lectures map new areas of art, which challenge established forms of art, exhibition methods, and shake up societal norms and political thinking. Prognostic lecture series is supported by Saastamoinen Foundation.