Trevor Paglen

Artist
Paglen Studio

Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures.
Trevor Paglen’s work is included in the collections of a.o. the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Berkeley Art Museum; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Recently Paglen has launched 'Orbital Reflector' (in collaboration with the Nevada Museum of Art) - a reflective, nonfunctional satellite into low Earth orbit, as an artistic gesture which could help to change the way we see our place in the world.
Amongst many other projects he contributed research and cinematography to the Academy Award-winning film 'Citizenfour', and created a radioactive public sculpture for the exclusion zone in Fukushima, Japan.
He has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize and the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship, among others.



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