Albert [Abdul-Barr] Wang is a Salt Lake City-based conceptual photographer, tapestry, painter, sculptor, and installation artist. His projects focus on historical and economic archives, glitches in artificial intelligence and speculative themes as related to Catholic and Muslim identities, surveillance, post-language relating to science fiction, capitalist machinery, and the architectonics and commodification of sociopolitical violence via technology and social media.
Wang was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Currently he is a BFA Honors student in Photography & Digital Imaging at the University of Utah. He has exhibited at Postmasters Gallery, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Filter Space, Equity Gallery, Texas Photographic Society, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Also Wang has been an artist-in-residence at the School for Visual Arts and a recipient of the Working Artist Org grant. The artist is also a co-founder and co-curator at Office Space, a Salt Lake City and Burbank (Los Angeles) contemporary gallery network which is part of the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA).