Craig Fahner

Sessional Instructor

Craft + Emerging Media

Instructor, Media Arts

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Craig Fahner is a media artist and musician from Calgary, Alberta. After joining a band as a theremin player, Fahner became interested in creating interactive artworks using electronic instruments. His interactive sound-based projects reimagine electronic systems and musical instruments, generating experiences that reflect critically on the role of technology in our culture. Fahner’s works have been exhibited in various venues internationally, including the Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto and the Museo de la Ciudad in Queretaro, Mexico. In 2010, he received the Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he received his MFA. Fahner has led classes at the University of Calgary and has taught in ACAD’s Media Arts area since 2013.

Education:

MFA, Carnegie Mellon University. BFA Concordia University.

Selected Professional Activity:

An Earthquake at the Racetracks [group exhibition], Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico 2015.

Turangalila Symphonie [live cinema accompaniment], Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary, AB, 2014.

To Whom it May Concern [collaborative project], Nuit Blanche Festival, Toronto, ON, 2013.

Import/Export [solo exhibition], Eastern Bloc, Montreal, QC, 2012.

And No One Was Around [group exhibition], Société des Arts Technologiques, Montreal, QC, 2011.

Selected Awards:

New Media Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, 2014.

Media Art Production Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, 2013.

Disney Memorial Pausch Fellowship, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010.