Cory Arcangel


Cory Arcangel Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient «Spec- trum», mousedown y=9900 x=3450, mouseup y=990 x=21450, 2010 Chromogenic print face mounted to Diasec 287 x 193 cm


Working in music composition, video, modified video games, performance and the internet, Cory Arcangel is considered to be a pioneer of technology-based art. The artist’s unique, semi-architectural methodology is shaped through his studies in music technology at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio in the late 1990s. This time, coinciding with the beginning of the digital revolution, was pivotal in Arcangel’s path towards becoming an artist, composer, programmer and entrepreneur. In his practice, Cory Arcangel investigates the potentialities and failings of old and new digital technologies. Evoking a sense of nostalgia, his post-Internet video art is rooted in the shifting structures of online spaces, reflecting societal shifts and intricacies. The structural language of software, social media and machine learning becomes at once subject matter and medium of Arcangel’s work. 

Arcangel has previously exhibited in numerous solo — including full floor solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC) — and group shows internationally, including CC Foundation (Shanghai); Firstsite (Colchester); Espace Louis Vuitton München (Munich);  Galleria d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Bergamo); Reykjavik Art Museum (Reykjavik);  Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh); Barbican (London). His work was included in the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Liverpool Biennial (both 2004).

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