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Alan Bogana

Visual Artist

Alan Bogana, Geneva, Switzerland. Media Artist. Bogana is a multidisciplinary artist based in Geneva, Switzerland. His art practice involves sculpture, computer graphics, electronics, time-based media and holography, and his works are usually presented in the form of installations. During the last years his research has focused on the exploration, real and fictional, of the behaviour of light and its interactions with matter. He investigates this broad field of study empirically through various means, such as computer graphics simulations of impossible phenomena, fragments of holograms and the manipulation of acrylic-cast Lichtenberg figures. Bogana constantly nourishes his artistic practice through scientific knowledge and, at the same time, he actively reflects on the mediating role that technology and science play in our perception and our understanding of reality. Bogana considers these two worlds to be powerful tools that expand and colonize our imagination. He received his MA with honors from the Geneva University of Art and Design, a specialization in computer graphics and one in artistic research methodologies at the Zürich University of Art and Design. Bogana has exhibited in Europe, in the United States, in the Emirates and in South Africa. He has been artist in residence at the Swiss Institute in Rome, at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, at the Sommerakademie Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, in Cape Town with Pro Helvetia and in Zug with the Landis & Gyr Foundation. In 2015 he presented a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Langenthal, in which his interests for mineralogy, holography and computer simulations converged into a series of installations exhibited in the darkness.

Journal Articles:
Leonardo Gallery

Scientific Delirium Madness 5.0 Gallery

June 2019