Karim Ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa, an award-winning Belgian-Tunisian artist and director, will be joining the Artist & AI Residency from April to August 2024. His work focuses on the intersection between art, science and technology in the context of the narratives of war, examining how stories are constructed and used to rationalize violence through dehumanization.

Karim Ben Khelifa gained extensive experience as a war correspondent for publications worldwide before venturing into immersive media like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) with fellowships and residencies at institutions like Harvard University and MIT. In addition to his creative projects, Karim is a lecturer and a mentor at numerous events and institutions. currently serves on the advisory board at MIT's Center for Advanced Virtuality.

His latest solo exhibition, "In 36,000 Ways," offers a compelling look at contemporary warfare through photography and sculpture. The exhibition features shrapnels collected by the artist from the front lines in southern Ukraine transformed into artifacts that challenge the viewer to examine the paradoxes of the fusion between humanity’s primitive impulses and technological advancement.

During his residency at CHM, Karim Ben Khelifa will participate in the Center’s ongoing research discussions by inserting his particular artistic perspective into the discourse.

More information: www.undisciplinedartist.com

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