Abraham Avnisan is an experimental writer and new media artist whose work is situated at the intersection of image, text and code. He creates mobile apps, new media installations and mixed reality performances that seek to subvert dominant narratives through embodied encounters with language.
Using a host of emerging technologies including Lidar and photogrammetry-based 3D scanning as well as virtual and augmented reality, Abraham invites the audiences of his work to critically engage with some of today’s most pressing issues: climate change, colonialism and ethnic cleansing.
Abraham has exhibited his work at The Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Libraries at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Vild med ORD literary festival in Aarhus, Denmark and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago’s Word Weekend event among others.
Abraham’s work has been published in the ISEA Symposium Proceedings, Stonecutter, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Drunken Boat, New Delta Review and Rain Taxi. He is the recipient of a Digital Studies Fellowship through Rutgers University—Camden and a Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship through the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
M.F.A in Poetry from Brooklyn College, M.F.A. in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago