BIO MAX KAZEMZADEH (as of 01/08/2017)

Max Kazemzadeh is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Art & Media Design in the
Art, Communication & Theater Department at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Kazemzadeh uses a syncretic approach to investigate connections between art, technology, and
consciousness in his research, experiments and interactive installations. For the last ten years his
work investigated the influence constructed, semi-conscious interfaces had on human perception
and interaction. Directly connected to elements within machine perception and sense-based
recognition, his work feeds naturally into the focal point of his recent research, investigating the
significance and value of errors within the process perception and identification (via the senses)
as essential contributions to creativity, inspiration, innovative thought, and learning.

Within the last three years Kazemzadeh has exhibited in nine international exhibitions (five of
which were group exhibitions and four solo shows which spanned from New York City to Beijing,
Madrid, Dubai, Los Angeles, and his home city of Washington DC), has given seven workshops
and four artist talks internationally, curated a national exhibition, and acquired an ongoing annual
grant from NASA to support a project and class he created which merges open source hardware
and software to track, capture and transmit the data associated with the speed, altitude, roll,
pitch, and yaw of skateboarders as they move about a skateboard bowl (gifted to Gallaudet and
his research, from the Kennedy Center's "Finding a Line" Project) in order to visualize that data in
a projection on an adjacent wall. Kazemzadeh has also organized events, lectures, and
conference breakout sessions connected to his research and creative interests at Gallaudet and
the skateboard bowl.

In Fall 2014, with artist and University of Washington, Pullman Associate Professor Reza Safavi,
Kazemzadeh gave a workshop and exhibited the site specific interactive work "Dabarithms: Palm Wish" at ISEA'14 in Dubai, UAE. In January 2015, Kazemzadeh and taught a Drawing Machines
hardware/computer vision workshop to Graphic Design students at the Royal Academy of Art
(KABK) in the Hague, Netherlands. In February, 2015, Kazemzadeh exhibited at the Linda Jordan
Gallery in Washington DC. Then in June, 2015, collaborating with UCLA Professor Dr. Victoria
Vesna, exhibited an interactive work called "Birdsong Diamond" at the New York Electronic Art
Festival (NYEAF) in Fort Jay on Governors Island, which followed with performance in Times
Square, and then again at the home of Linda Weintraub. Then in 2016, working in collaboration
with Professor Safavi, Kazemzadeh completed and exhibited Beirithms '16 in Beijing, and then
created and exhibited Madritmos '16 in Madrid at the Medialab-Prado during a invited residency
there.

Kazemzadeh was appointed by Roger Malina to serve as advisor to the monthly DASERs events
by CPNAS, the Cultural Programs: National Academy of the Sciences