Ian Alan Paul

Visiting Faculty
MA Faculty

Ian Alan Paul is a transdisciplinary artist and theorist. His projects and writing have approached a large variety of topics including the Guantanamo Bay Prison, Fortress Europe, the Zapatista communities, Drone Warfare, and most recently the military regime in post-coup Egypt. Using diverse media to produce documentary, critical fiction, hacktivism, performance, and simulation, Ian's work aims to both complicate and defamiliarize our shared sense of politics, ethics, and aesthetics. Ian has lectured and exhibited internationally, and has had his work featured in The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, Art Threat, Mada Masr, Jadaliyya, Art Info, and C Magazine. 


  • PhD (abd), Film and Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz, 2016
  • MFA, Art, San Francisco Art Institute, 2011
  • MA, History and Theory of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Art Institute, 2011
  • BA, Art, UC Santa Cruz, 2007
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