MFA, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.

MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

BA, University of California, San Diego.


Isaac Sullivan (b. 1980, USA) is a Dubai-based artist and writer exploring technology and its relationship to altered perceptions of time through video, installation, and sonic intervention. Recent exhibitions include Personal Structures, a 2019 Venice Biennale collateral at the European Cultural Centre; 2018 Tashkent Biennale; and Beirut Design Week, among others. Sullivan serves as Assistant Professor of Visual Arts in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Dubai, where his research interests include artificial intelligence, sound art, and the problematics of space and place. His performances, which often focus upon the phenomena of sound recording and playback, include 58th Venice Biennale; KED, Beirut; Cuadro Gallery, Dubai; Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; and DIVE x Fabrika, Tbilisi. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History and has been featured in various publications including Canvas magazine, Quarterly West, and 1913: A Journal of Forms.


Dubai Academic City, Dubai


+971 4 402 1527

Teaching Areas

Visual Arts, New Media Design, Installation, Digital Video

Research and Professional Activities

Artificial Intelligence, Sound Art, Problematics of Space and Place

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