Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Ala Ebtekar

Event Date: Tuesday, November 14 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Fine Arts Building, Room 286
Photo of Ala Ebtekar's Nowheresville on display in an art gallery

Ala Ebtekar is an artist, researcher and educator who works between his native San Francisco Bay Area and Tehran, Iran. Born in Berkeley to Iranian activist/artist parents, his work disquiets dominant notions of identity and complicates cultural difference. Free.

Ebtekar teaches at Stanford University in the Art and Art History Department and Institute for Diversity in the Arts. He is the founder and director of Art, Social Space and Public Discourse, a three-year Stanford global initiative on art that investigates the multiple contexts that shift and define changing ideas of public space.

Ebtekar holds a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute.


Image: Nowheresville ‘nä-koja,-abäd by Ala Ebtekar. 2015. The Third Line. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Courtesy of the artist.