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Alex Nathanson is a multimedia artist, designer, technologist, and educator. His work is primarily focused on exploring both the experimental and practical applications of sustainable energy technologies, particularly photovoltaic solar power.

His artistic collaborators have included Dylan Neely, Kid Millions, Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez, Will Owen, Kendall Williams, and Lindsay Packer. His work has been featured at Issue Project Room (NYC), the Climate Museum (NYC), the Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Film Society of Lincoln Center (NYC), Dome of Visions (Copenhagen, Denmark), and the Art Prospect Festival (St. Petersburg, Russia), among other venues. He was one of the long-term artists in residence at Flux Factory, in Queens, NY from 2012 to 2016, and in collaboration with his multimedia performance group Fan Letters was awarded residencies at The Watermill Center in 2017 and 2019. In 2020, Solar Protocol was awarded a fellowship from Eyebeam.

As an educator, he works with students as young as 7 to graduate students and working professionals, teaching engineering skills through creative projects. He is a certified NABCEP Photovoltaic Associate and received a M.S. in Integrated Digital Media from NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2019. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor in the IDM program at NYU Tandon and is writing a book on the history of solar power art and design, which is being published by Routledge.

A full list of past artistic achievements can be viewed here.

If you are interested in my professional CV, you can see it at my Linkedin page.

If you are looking for my professional portfolios, you can find most of my solar design work here and you can view my software engineering portfolio here.

Notable Performances and Exhibitions

Notable Fan Letters performances have occurred at Issue Project Room (NYC), The Film Society Lincoln Center (NYC), Museum of the Moving Image (NYC), La MaMa (NYC), Culture Hub (NYC), Flux Factory (NYC), Silent Barn (NYC), Outpost Artist Resources (NYC), Institute of American Art (Portland), Dome of Visions (Copenhagen, Denmark), Oberdeck (Hannover, Germany), Petrohradksa 13 (Prague, Czech Republic), and Kulter (Amsterdam, Netherlands) among other venues.

Awards and Residencies

2021
2021
Artist in Residence, Flux Factory/ Aros Aarhus Art Museum
2020-2021
2020-21
Rapid Response for a Better Digital Future, Eyebeam
2019
2019
Micro Research Residency, The Watermill Center
2017
2017
Artist in Residence, The Watermill Center
2012-2016
2012-16
Artist in Residence, Flux Factory
2015
2015
Emergency Grant Recipient, Foundation for Contemporary Arts
2015
MATA Interval Curatorial and Performance Grant Recipient, MATA
2014
2014
Cuts and Burns Residency, Outpost Artist Resources
2012
2012
Time Based Residency, Institute for Electronic Arts

Selected Press

2021
2019
2018
2016
2016
“Alternative Spaces: Fung Wah Biennial,”Art in America, June 2016 (print edition)
2015
2014