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AR Interventions

This page includes most of the first year of my practice as an augmented reality artist.


Venice Biennial 2011 AR Intervention
I was the main mastermind of the Manifest.AR uninvited AR intervention at the 2011 Venice Biennial. We placed AR artworks in the closed curatorial space of the Giardini, and also as public artworks in Piazza San Marco. I showed a new work on censored artists, "Shades of Absence," as my artistic contribution to the intervention.

[ Shades of Absence ]  [ print flyer ]  [ Info on intervention ]  [ Venice Manifesto ]

Exhibition: June 4 - November 27, 2011

Shades of Absence:
Outside Inside


Shades of Absence:
Public Voids

Shades of Absence:
Schlingensief Gilded

"Not Here" @ Samek Art Gallery
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA
June 1 - November 27, 2011

In conjunction with the guerrilla intervention at the 54th Venice Biennial, the Samek Art Gallery did NOT show our works as the gallery was NOT open during the summer. The works however were piled up in front of the gallery door waiting for it to open in the fall. For details see the press release.


Manifest.AR@ICA [ AR group show ]
 ICA Boston / Boston Cyberarts Festival
 Exhibition: April 22-May 8, 2011

(Un)seen Sculptures [ AR group show ]
 Melbourne CBD, Arts Precinct, Southbank (and beyond)
 Exhibition: Opening May 14, 2011

For these shows I created the following two artworks. Please click on the images for more information on each one.

Jasmine Rain (birdcage)

ARt Critic Face Matrix Reloaded (2011)


Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo) AR artwork

April 25th is the anniversary of the "Carnation Revolution," that ushered in the end of dictatorship and the beginning of democracy in Portugal. To commemorate this date I created an animated rain of carnation flowers in Largo do Carmo (Carmo Square), where the revolution began. Click on image for more photos and details.

Carnation Rain (Largo do Carmo)


gradually melt the sky   - Opening April 8, 2011
An invitational group show at the Devotion Gallery in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.

This AR artwork focuses on the contamination of Newtown Creek, a Superfund site running through the Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Please click on image for more information and images.



Bushwick AR Intervention   - Opened November 14, 2010
This was an invitational group public art show held in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, as part of the Beta Spaces Festival.

For this show I created the following two site-specific artworks. Please click on images for more information.

Eddie Murphy and Mae West: Return to Bushwick

Seven Portraits for
Maria Hernandez


We AR in MoMA   - Opened October 9, 2010
This was THE pioneering AR intervention, which took over the iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City as part of the Conflux Festival. Please click on images for more information.

Art Critic Face Matrix
Art Critic Face Matrix

Berlin Wall Goes MoMA
Berlin Wall Goes MoMA
(T+T, 2010)