post address:

Van brakelstraat 100
2518 XB The Hague
The Netherlands

studio address:

Willem Dreespark 312
2531 SX The Hague
The Netherlands

phone: +31 (0) 6 3137 5513
email: erfanabdi@gmail.com

Erfan Abdi (1983 – Tehran) is an artist, designer and performer based in The Hague since 2009. He graduated from the Masters program at the Artscience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatoire The Hague in 2011. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Tehran (2006) he has a background in visual art and design, while he has also experimented with electronic music, video art, computer programming, physical computing and with constructing physical models for haptic controllers.

Creating sensory stimulation to invoke active perception is Erfan's way of investigating the intra-actions between the artist, the instrument, and the audience. In his instrument design practice, he takes advantage of the possibilities offered by DIY technology, and employs found or repurposed material, seeking alternative ways to connect to the world of production and consumption.

Erfan’s works and results of his collaborations have been presented in several venues and places including MetroArts (Brisbane), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Todaysart (The Hague), Arselectronica (Linz), STRP (Eindhoven), NIME (conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression, 2013, Deajeon), November Music (Den Bosch), Logos (gent) and Steim (Amsterdam).