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Trevor Paglen

Trevor Paglen was born in Camp Springs, Maryland in 1974, and today he lives and works in New York. He studied at U.C. Berkeley, where he obtained a PhD in Geography, and at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Trevor Paglen’s work deliberately blurs the lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.

His work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Taipei Biennial (2008); the Istanbul Biennial (2009); the Liverpool Biennial (2012), and numerous other solo and group exhibitions.

Paglen has received grants and awards from the Smithsonian, Art Matters, Artadia, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the LUMA Foundation, the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, and the

Aperture Foundation. He is the author of five books and numerous articles on subjects including experimental geography, State secrecy, military symbology, photography, and visuality. His most recent book, The Last Pictures, is a meditation on the intersections of deep-time, politics, and art.

Has participated in

Sebald Variations

The Art of Storytelling