Andrew Demirjian | Artist | New York | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: New York
Industry: Arts & Culture
Professional Title: Artist

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Andrew Demirjian’s artistic practice creates constraint systems to critique constraint systems. His artwork fuses conceptual art, experimental poetry and computer science to harvest unexpected juxtapositions of cultural imagery, revealing subversive, deeply human readings of familiar spaces. He uses experimental structures that resist conventional story-telling techniques to expose the strange, comic limitations of thinking from dominant economic and political perspectives. The pieces take the form of interactive installations, generative artworks, audiovisual performances and single channel videos. In an era governed by innumerable systems that increasingly disempower people, he is interested in using aesthetic systems to undermine the iconography and language of efficiency, profit and extraction. Andrew’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of the Moving Image, The Newark Museum, The Havana Biennial, Eyebeam, Fridman Gallery, Rush Arts, the White Box gallery, Cyberfest, Fieldgate Gallery, the Center for Book Arts, and many other galleries, festivals and museums. He is the author of Pan-terrestrial People’s Anthem, a book of poetry and collection of music that remixes the lyrics and music of 195 national anthems. The MacDowell Colony, Puffin Foundation, Artslink, Harvestworks, Diapason, The Experimental Television Center, The Bemis Center, LMCC Swing Space, The Visual Studies Workshop and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are among some of the organizations that have supported his work. Andrew teaches theory and production courses in emerging media in the Film and Media Department and the Integrated Media Arts MFA program at Hunter College. He is currently a Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, where he is working on a computational text analysis project for media production.