Trevor Paglen’s (MFA 2002) work constructs unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us. To do this, he deliberately blurs lines between science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines. 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.
Paglen’s visual work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 2008 Taipei Biennial; 2009 Istanbul Biennial; 2012 Liverpool Biennial, and numerous other solo and group exhibitions. Paglen has received grants and awards from the Smithsonian; Art Matters; Artadia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; LUMA Foundation; Eyebeam Art + Technology Center; and the Aperture Foundation. Presented in collaboration with SAIC’s Office of Alumni Relations.