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Eli Kahn

SOUTH BEND, IN, United States

Eli Kahn is a guitarist, composer, producer, & interdisciplinary artist from South Bend, IN. He received his BS in music theory & BA in classical guitar from Indiana University in South Bend in 2010. Having since worked predominantly as a performing musician (both as a solo artist, as well as with bands such as The B.E.A.T., After Ours, & most recently, Grand Rapid's Earth Radio), he has slowly begun to emerge as an installation artist & music production. He composed & recorded the music for Charles Jevremovic's "Technician 3", which was featured in ArtPrize 2015 at the UICA. His collaborative STRT/SLCT (with sculptor, fibers, & new media artist Krista Hoefle) was selected in 2018 for The Birdsell Project Residency in South Bend for their project "We Build Worlds", which later went on to win a grant from the City of Boise, ID, where it was featured as an immersive art installation for Treefort Music Festival in 2019. In 2019, STRT/SLCT also was selected to participate in the University of Western Georgia's Newnan artist residency, where he designed a sculpture that is now permanently installed at the University. In 2020, he began working with GIIIVENS (a light/installation artist from Chicago, IL) on permanent outdoor installation commissioned by the City of South Bend, which is set to open this summer. His debut instrumental album "How Are You? No, Really...How Are You" was released in June 2021 & will receive a solo exhibition at the South Bend Museum of Art in 2022, where the entire album will be mixed in immersive audio by Eric Friedlander (of Tower 21 in Los Angeles, CA) & will show from April 16th thru July 3rd.

Eli's ArtPrize Entries

These are Eli's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

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    (In My Dreams We) Levitate

    2021 ArtPrize Entry Eli Kahn, Jordan Hamilton, & Eric Friedlander
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Eli's Past Work

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