September 30, 2015

Visiting artists in 2015–16 academic year

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates, Pamela Z, Keith Ellenbogen, and Karim Ben Khelifa.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) welcomes the following visiting artists to campus in the 2015–16 academic year. The artists range from photographers to filmmakers, architects to musicians. All visiting artists will research and develop their work at MIT, with many presenting public programs and concerts throughout the year. Learn more and check for updated schedules at

Visual artists, architects and filmmakers:
David Adjaye, 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts Recipient, architect.
Residency includes four public programs at MIT:
Future of the Library: February 10–11, 2016
McDermott Award keynote lecture: March 29, 2016
Future of the Campus MIT 2016 symposium: March 30–31, 2016
Future of the Museum: April 27–28, 2016

Tomás Saraceno, visual artist

Lara Baladi, Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at CAST, multidisciplinary artist

Keith Ellenbogen, photographer and videographer
Five public seminars: September 30, October 7, October 21, November 18, and December 9, 2015

John Fitzgerald and Matthew Niederhauser, photographers and filmmakers
Center for Advanced Urbanism Lecture Series: November 2, 2015 / 6pm
Future of Suburbia exhibition: February 2016
Future of Suburbia conference: March 31–April 1, 2016

Karim Ben Khelifa, photojournalist

Musicians in the concert series “MIT Sounding”: 
Johnny Gandelsman
Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin: October 30, 2015, 8pm
FLUX Quartet 

6-hour uninterrupted String Quartet #2 by Morton Feldman, Boston premiere: February 28, 2016, 2pm
Pamela Z
Works for Voice & Electronics: March 11, 2016

Additional artist workshops:
Workshop performance of a new opera Persona by MIT faculty Jay Scheib and Keeril Makan October 17 (premiere performance to be at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY).

MIT will host four artists for Publishing as Public Practice workshops in the 2015–16 academic year.


CAST mission statement
A major cross-school initiative, the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) creates new opportunities for art, science and technology to thrive as interrelated, mutually informing modes of exploration, knowledge and discovery. CAST’s multidisciplinary platform presents performing and visual arts programs, supports research projects for artists working with science and engineering labs, and sponsors symposia, classes, workshops, design studios, lectures and publications. The Center is funded in part by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evan Ziporyn, Faculty Director; Leila W. Kinney, Executive Director.



MIT hosts visiting artists in 2015–16 academic year

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