Isaac Sullivan

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

MFA, Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

BA, University of California, San Diego.


Isaac Sullivan (b. 1980, US) is a Dubai-based artist whose research interests include artificial intelligence, sound art, and the problematics of space and place. Exploring ecological thought and emerging technologies, his work revisits cybernetics and engages AI’s impact on images, data, territory, and observation. Sullivan’s exhibitions and performances, which incorporate video, text, and installation, include Kulturforum, Berlin; MMAG Foundation, Amman; Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai; KET, Athens; Galerie Obrist, Essen; 8th Tashkent Biennale; Etta, Singapore; IF.BE, Mumbai; MNFA, Amman; Reference Point, London; Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; Beirut Design Week; and ECC's 60th Venice Biennale collateral. He has been profiled in Outland, SO-FAR, and Twist magazine; and his writing has appeared in Canvas, Quarterly West, Court Green, Pool, Slope, Georgetown Review, and 1913: A Journal of Forms. Sullivan is the author of Chyron: Grammar of Simultaneity, a chapter in Future Perfect: Catastrophe and Redemption in the Contemporary (Kaph Books, 2023). He is co-founder of the artist collective, Cybernetic Listening, and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Zayed University, Dubai.


Dubai Academic City, Dubai


+971 4 402 1527

Teaching Areas

Visual Arts, New Media, Installation, Video, Drawing, Painting

Research and Professional Activities

Artificial Intelligence, Sound Art, Problematics of Space and Place

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