Alif Ibrahim

Alif Ibrahim (b. 1994 Rotterdam, Netherlands) is an Indonesian artist investigating the construction of ideology in technology, alternative software paradigms, Indonesian technics, digital labour, enchantment of digital objects, as well as the material (pre)-conditions of the digital. 


He works through net art, experimental films, installations, sculpture, computational art, print as well as participatory workshops. He also writes about technology, art, design, cinema and new media for online and print publications. He received an MA in Digital Media from Goldsmiths University and BA from Brown University. He has recently completed a residency at Digital Artist Residency, and was one of the first few members of SpaceUs in Boston, MA. He lives and works in London and Jakarta.




2019     MA Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2016     BA Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings

2020       I Wanna Show You How, Threads, Kent (Upcoming)

                SpaceUs TV, SpaceUs, Online

                In.Oscillation, SITE Projects, Online

  The Retreat, Arebyte Gallery, London

2019      Internet Death Support Tools (link), Residency 11:11, London 

               Going Away.TV (link), The Wrong Biennale, Arebyte Gallery, London 

               Humachine Flux, OVADA, Oxford
               Emerging Artists in Residence (link), Digital Artist Residency, Online
               Non-Descript Media Authoring (link), isthisit?, Online
               You Must Not Stand in One Place, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA
               Hot Steam II, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA

2018      Critical Technical Practice, Goldsmiths University, London
               Goldsmiths Festival of the Arts, Goldsmiths University, London
               Boston Asian American Film Festival, Pao Arts Center, Boston, MA
               Boston Art Book Fair, Cyclorama - Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
               Localities, Fort 5 Exhibitions, Boston, MA 

2017     Becoming Posthuman, Studio @ 550, Cambridge, MA
              EXPO Vol. IV, Granoff Center for the Arts, Providence, RI
              Boston Hassle Telethon, SCATV, Somerville, MA
              East Meets Beats 27, Democracy Center, Cambridge, MA

2016    Theories in Action, Leung Family Gallery, Providence, RI
              Women in Film, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore
              Ivy Film Festival, Granoff Center for the Arts, Providence, RI


Grants & Residencies

2019      Online Resident, Residency 11:11, London

                Emerging Artist in Residence, Digital Artist Residency, Oxford
               July Resident, isthisit?, London

2018     Departmental Fee Award, Goldsmiths, University of London, London
              SpaceUs Residency, Boston, MA

2016     Student Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University, Providence, RI


Workshops & Lectures
2020     Theorizing the Web, Museum of the Moving Image, NYC (Upcoming)

              Internet Death Support Tools, IAM Weekend, Barcelona

2018     What is Your Utopia? SpaceUs, Boston, MA
              Race and Self Publishing, Massasoit Elks Lodge. Cambridge, MA with American Artist, Lily Xie and Aurora Diaz

Other experience

It's Nice That – Editorial Assistant (London, 2019)

Cengage Learning – Strategy Analyst (Boston, MA, 2016-2018)
Boston Hassle – Film Writer (Boston, MA, 2017-2018)
EMW Gallery – Photographer (Cambridge, MA, 2017-2018)
Boston Cyberarts Gallery – Gallery Assistant (Boston, MA, 2016)
Brown Education Department – Research Assistant (Providence, RI, 2015) 
Brown University Multimedia Labs – Consultant (Providence, RI, 2014-2016)


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