Raphael Arar

February 3—25, 2024

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 3, 5-8 pm

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Exhibition Statement

In Value(s), Raphael Arar explores the concept of value(s)—what we value, how we value, and why our values might shift over time. Through sculpture, installation, and object; ambient interactivity and real-time data; Arar examines the meaning of value(s) in the context of ethics, culture, and economics. His works play with the tension that exists in the spaces among our personal ideals, normative values, and our current economic reality.

Value(s) is partly funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Special thanks to Olivia Arar, Brandon Mathis, and Kelly O’Toole.


Raphael Arar works at the nexus of complex systems, transdisciplinary design and arts-based research. His work highlights the social, political and economic implications of technological acceleration and human-to-machine interaction. His artwork has been exhibited at venues internationally including the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Moscow Museum of Applied Art, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Gamble House Museum, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, and Athens Video Art Festival. Notable commissions include Noema Magazine, Goethe Institut, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Intel Labs and IBM Research. Commercially, his design work has been featured in publications including Forbes, TED, Inc. Magazine, FastCompany, Wired and others.


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