Opening Thursday, March 28th, from 4PM - 5PM
Penelope Umbrico will talk about her multi-disciplinary photo-based works that explore the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images. Employing methods of aggregation and appropriation, installation and intervention, she re-casts these images, and puts them to work to question what they mean, why they are shared, and to what this points.
Umbrico’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; MassMoCA, MA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; Art Museum Gosta, Finland; Foto Colectania, Barcelona, Spain; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Daegu Photography Biennale, Korea; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany; Rencontres d’Arles, France; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia; among many others. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship; Sharpe-Walentas Studio Grant; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship; Anonymous Was a Woman Award.
Her installation at Chicago’s 150 MediaStream is streaming through the end of March.