Senior Academic Professional
Artistic Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration
Joint appointment with the Lamar Dodd School of Art

Mark Callahan is the Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia, and serves on the faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a member of the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. Callahan's work has been included in exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Club Internet, MAMA: Showroom for Media and Moving Art in the Netherlands, the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia, and used in concert by R.E.M. as a large-scale video projection. Internet Soul Portraits (I.S.P.) is part of the Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. He is the host of the ICE Conversation Series podcast and executive producer of AUX, an event and publication series based in Athens, Georgia.


MFA Cranbrook Academy of Art

BFA Rhode Island School of Design

Research Interests:

Media art, interdisciplinary arts research, critical evaluation methods, arts and the environment.