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Adam Basanta

Portrait of Adam Basanta
Portrait of Adam Basanta. Photo: Marco Giugliarelli.

Born in Tel-Aviv (Israel, 1985) and raised in Vancouver (BC), Adam Basanta lives and works in Montreal since 2010. Originally studying contemporary music composition, he has developed a broad, experimental, autodidactic artistic practice in mixed-media installations, sculpture, and print media.

Across various media and techniques, he investigates technology as a meeting point of concurrent, overlapping systems; a nexus of cultural, computational, biological, and economic forces. He is particularly interested in the troubled intersections of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and often seeks to confuse, balance, and synthesize these seemingly oppositional approaches.

Since 2015, his works have been exhibited worldwide including at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, WRO Biennale, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Cité internationale des arts, Arsenal art contemporain, Galerie Charlot, iMAL, National Art Centre Tokyo, V Moscow Biennale for Young Art, Serralves Museum, Edith-Russ-Haus für Mediakunst, York Art Gallery, and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe.

His work has been rewarded in Canada (Prix Pierre-Ayot 2019, Sobey Art Award Longlist 2018 and 2020) and internationally (Japan Media Arts Prize 2016, Aesthetica Art Prize 2017). His work can be found in institutional and private collections. [Source : VOX, 2024]