Osman Khan

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  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America


  • Osman Khan is an artist interested in constructing artifacts and experiences for social criticism and aesthetic expression. His work plays with and subverts the material and media behind themes of identity, communication, economics, and public space through participatory and performative installations and site-specific interventions. In 2004, he completed his MFA at the Department of Design I Media Arts, University of California, Los Angeles. His work has been shown at the Shanghai Biennale, ZeroOne/lSEA Festival (San Jose, California), L.A. Louver (Los Angeles), Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Ars Electronica Center (Linz), the OK Center for Contemporary Art (Linz), and Socrates Sculpture Park (New York). He is the recipient of an Art Matters grant, Ars Electronica’s Prix Ars Award of Distinction, and The Arctic Circle 2009 Residency. Articles about his work have appeared in Artforum, Artweek, Art Review, 1.0., the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Artnet. He is currently an assistant professor in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.