Sam Ghantous
b. 1989
Zurich, Switzerland

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Sam Ghantous (b. 1989, Oman) is an itinerant artist based in Zürich. His practice works with the interrelationships between the built environment and the contemporary media that shapes and shares it. Using techniques from architecture, the web, and video games, he playfully and interactively assembles reused virtual and material goods into precarious situations, producing installations that confuse physical and digital space with a mix of wonder and uncertainty. Reflecting Sam’s migratory background, he crafts systems through the lens of motion, be it in the global circulation of images, the exchanges between interfaces and everyday spaces of the home, or the welcoming of audiences to collaboratively sculpt hybrid worlds.

Sam’s solo show “🏛🔀” was exhibited in New York with YveYANG Gallery. He has also exhibited with Postmasters Gallery, A83, SPRING/BREAK, ZKM at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, ASSAB One in Milan, MODEL Festival in Barcelona, and Ooeli Park in Shanghai. As a co-founder of FOREIGN OBJECTS, a multidisciplinary design and research studio, he has received the Mozilla Creative Media Award, NEW INC Residency, and the Bard Digital Artist in Residency and exhibited with the Internet Archive, New Museum, and Open City Doc in London.

Sam has taught at Cornell, University of Toronto, and MIT, from which he holds a Master of Architecture. He is currently an Assistant in the Chair of Rosa Barba at the ETH Zürich.

Reflecting Pool (displacement) in the group show
2019 Installation, dimension variable
Material: software, 2 digital screens, infrared camera

Reflecting Pool (displacement)
2019 Installation, dimension variable
Material: software, 2 digital screens, infrared camera

Installation view of Arch-mixes at West Bund Art & Design, 2017, Shanghai

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Installation view of Sam Ghantous's solo show "🏛 🔀 (Arch-Mixes)" at YveYANG, New York

Arch-mixes
2017
3D-printed sculpture

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Archmixes
2017
screenshots of Instagram

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WhereEverywhereIsHere

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Seeing the City
2019
Installation view at SPRING/BREAK Art Show

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EXHIBITIONS

Past

  • 03.16.202404.27.2024
  • Anastazie Anderson
  • Imitation of Life
  • 03.25.202403.30.2024
  • Wang Ye, Chando Ao, Pauline Rintsch
  • Supper Club
  • 03.26.202403.30.2024
  • Huidi Xiang
  • i made it.
  • 01.27.202403.09.2024
  • Tim Enthoven
  • morals as materials
  • 01.27.202403.09.2024
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Ideals Fulfilled
  • 12.09.202301.20.2024
  • Anna-Maria Škroba
  • Mana Anna
  • 10.21.202312.02.2023
  • Group show
  • Offworlds
  • 06.03.202307.01.2023
  • Group show
  • Bodies, reciprocal motions: Yale MFA Sculpture Class of 2023
  • 04.15.202305.27.2023
  • Group show
  • this sentence no sentence
  • 12.9.202201.14.2023
  • Group show
  • YY OS Gold Canopy
  • 11.10.202211.13.2022
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2022
  • 10.29.202212.03.2022
  • David OReilly
  • Corona Voicemails
  • 12.11.202101.16.2022
  • Tim Enthoven
  • house
  • 11.11.202111.14.2021
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2021
  • 06.12.202107.11.2021
  • Group show
  • Everyday is a New Day
  • 03.01.2020Forever
  • MOS architects
  • With a Mezzanine
  • 06.11.2020Forever
  • Chando Ao
  • 32112322222
  • 03.03.202003.09.2020
  • Group Show
  • SPRING/BREAK 2020
  • 11.07.201911.10.2019
  • Group Show / Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2019
  • 10.15.201910.20.2019
  • Chando Ao, Wang Ye
  • In Real Life_YveYANG at Asia Now Paris
  • 04.2706.01.2019
  • Group Show
  • Postmasters Hosts YveYANG
  • 03.0603.09.2019
  • Chando Ao
  • Ecological Dreaming
  • 03.0403.11.2019
  • Art Fair
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show
  • 01.1701.20.2019
  • Art Fair
  • UNTITLED Art San Francisco
  • 11.0611.25.2018
  • David OReilly
  • Eye of the Dream
  • 11.0711.11.2018
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2018
  • 02.1403.08.2018
  • Group Show
  • Time Square
  • 11.0911.12.2017
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2017
  • 10.0111.02.2017
  • Chando Ao
  • I am A Fish
  • 04.2805.14.2017
  • Sam Ghantous
  • 🏛 🔀
  • 04.0704.30.2017
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Two Pieces
  • 02.0302.26.2017
  • Group Show
  • Bits n’ Bobs
  • 12.0212.31.2016
  • Joint Exhibition
  • Less is More More or Less
  • 10.0711.18.2016
  • Liao Fei
  • Perspective
  • 08.0909.30.2016
  • Amba Sayal-Bennett
  • Diffraction Metis
  • 07.0108.10.2016
  • Group Show
  • Merry Go Round