Samir Bhowmik

Samir Bhowmik is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary Finnish artist. He received a PhD (Art & Design) from Aalto University, Finland, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland, United States. Samir’s artistic research project “Imaginary Natures: Extractive Media & the Cultural Memory of Environmental Change” (Kone Foundation) examines media cultures of extraction through artistic and critical AI practices. Samir teaches New Media, Infrastructures and Environment at the Aalto School of Arts, Design & Architecture. His artistic practice draws on research into the computational, infrastructural and energetic entanglements between cultural memory, environment and the contemporary. 

Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Contact information

Honors and awards

Kone Foundation Grant

Grant awarded for Doctoral Dissertation 27 600 euros
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Media Dec 2014

Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant

Awarded 1 year grant for Post-Doctoral research
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Media Jan 2017

Finnish Cultural Foundation Grant

1 year grant awarded for post-doctoral research
Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Media Jan 2018

Kone Foundation Grant

Award or honor granted for academic or artistic career Department of Media Dec 2018

Finnish Cultural Institutes' Together Alone 2020

Commissioned for a short film along with American artist Lenore Malen [Parsons Fine Arts - The New School, New York] for ”Together Alone” international art project: TogetherAlonefi.com
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Media Apr 2020

Publications

Lost Islands

Samir Bhowmik 2021

Memory Machines

Samir Bhowmik, Jussi Parikka 2021 LEONARDO

Breaking the Circuit

Samir Bhowmik 2020 LEONARDO

Deep fake

Samir Bhowmik, Jukka Hautamäki 2020

From Nature to Infrastructure

Samir Bhowmik 2020 Arcadia: Explorations in Environmental History

Where From Here

Samir Bhowmik, Lenore Malen 2020

Circuit Breaker

Samir Bhowmik, Krisjanis Rijnieks 2019

Infrascapes for Media Archaeographers

Samir Bhowmik, Jussi Parikka 2019 Archäographien

Memory Machines

Samir Bhowmik, Jussi Parikka, Shannon Mattern 2019