Zach Blas

Zach Blas is a US-born, Toronto-based artist, filmmaker, and writer whose practice spans moving image, computation, theory, performance, and science fiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. His works have addressed fantasies of artificial intelligence, policing as mysticism, the crystals balls of Silicon Valley, time travel, and dildos. The recent work, The Doors (2019) is an immersive environment that imagines a new psychedelic age fueled by AI, nootropics, and tech culture. Blas’s practice has been written about and featured in Artforum, Frieze, ArtReview, BBC, The Guardian, and The New York Times. Blas has exhibited, lectured, and held screenings at venues internationally, including the de Young Museum, Tate Modern, Walker Art Center, 2018 Gwangju Biennale, and the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.