Paul Pfeiffer

Visiting Artist

Paul Pfeiffer is a visual artist living and working between New York City and Manila. Known for the manipulation of digital video, Pfeiffer recasts the visual language of pop spectacle to examine how images shape our perception of ourselves and the world. He earned a BFA in printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, an MFA from Hunter College, and was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program. His work has been exhibited internationally in group exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial, PS1's Greater New York, the Sydney Biennial, and the Venice Biennale. Recent museum solo projects include Inhotim Institute, Brazil; Bellas Artes Outpost, Manila; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila; Artangel, London; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Sammlung Goetz, Munich; and Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin. He is the recipient of a number of awards, most notably an Alpert Award for Visual Arts from CalArts, a United States Artist Fellowship, and the inaugural Bucksbaum Award from the Whitney Museum. 

Three Figures in a Room, 2015-2018, two synced HD video channels, two projectors, four synched audio channels, 48 minutes duration, dimensions variable
Three Figures in a Room, 2015-2018, two synced HD video channels, two projectors, four synced audio channels, 48 minutes duration, dimensions variable

 

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