The son of émigrés from Afghanistan and Poland, Lars Jan is a director, artist, writer, and activist known for visually striking, genre-bending performance and installation works exploring emerging technologies, live gatherings, and unclassifiable experience. In June 2017, his climate change-themed installation, Holoscenes, created a sensation in Times Square. As the winner of the 3rd Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Jan exhibited Slow-Moving Luminaries, a kinetic pavilion on an acre of beach during Art Basel Miami in December 2017. His staging of Joan Didion’s seminal essay “The White Album” was commissioned by and presented at BAM and will be performed at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, in partnership with Center Theatre Group, April 5 - 7, 2019. Lars is represented by Charlie James Gallery and is on faculty at CalArts.