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Trevor Paglen

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KEYHOLE/IMPROVED CRYSTAL Optical Reconnaissance Satellite (USA 129) near Scorpio, 2007 C-print © courtesy of the Artist and Bellwether Gallery, New York
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MILSTAR 3 in Sagittarius (Inactive Communication and Targeting Satellite; USA 143), 2008 C-print 37 1/2 X 30 In. © courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
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Lacrosse/Onyx V Near Cepheus, 2007 C-print 36 In. X 36 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
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They Watch the Moon, 2010 C-print 30 X 40 in © Courtesy of the artist & New Museum
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PAN (Unknown; USA-207), 2010 C-print 60 X 48 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
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DMSP F16 over Monument Valley Navajo Nation (Military Meteorological Satellite; 2003-048A) , 2009 C-print H: 30 X W: 24 in © Altman Siegel Gallery
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Untitled (Reaper Drone) , 2010 C-print H: 48 X W: 60 in © Altman Siegel Gallery
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LACROSSE/ONYX II Radar Imaging Reconnaissance Satellite Passing Through Draco (USA 69) , 2007 C-print H: 52.4 X W: 121.9 Cm © Galerie Thomas Zander
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Chemical and Biological Weapons Proving Ground Dugway, UT Distance ~ 42 miles 10:51 a.m. C-print 50"x50" © Trevor Paglen
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Code Names © Trevor Paglen
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Viewing Groom Lake from Tikaboo Peak © Trevor Paglen
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The Tonopah Test Range at Night © Trevor Paglen
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© Trevor Paglen
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Night Camp Near the Tonopah Test Range © Trevor Paglen
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Death-Signs at the Border of Groom Lake © Trevor Paglen
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the CLASSIC BULLSEYE site © Trevor Paglen
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Predator Drones Testing Facility, El Mirage © Trevor Paglen
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Workers; Gold Coast Terminal; Las Vegas, NV; Distance ~ 1 mile; 8:58 a.m. , 2007 C-print 76,2 X 91,4 Cm © Trevor Paglen/Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln und Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco and the artist
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Dead Military Satellite (DMSP 5D-F11) Near the Disk of the Moon , 2010 C-print 61 X 81,3 Cm © Trevor Paglen/ Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln und Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco and the artist
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They Watch the Moon, 2010 C-print 36" X 48" © Courtesy of the artist & Liverpool Biennial
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Untitled (Predator Drone), 2012 C-print 48 X 60 in (121.9 X 152.4 Cm), Edition of 5 © Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures
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Untitled (Predator Drone), 2012 C-print 48 X 60 in (121.9 X 152.4 Cm), Edition of 5 © Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures
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Untitled (Predator Drone), 2012 C-print 48 X 60 in (121.9 X 152.4 Cm), Edition of 5 © Courtesy of the artist & Metro Pictures
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Untitled (Reaper Drone), 2013 C-print 48 X 60 In. (121.92 X 152.4 Cm) © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
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They Watch the Moon 4 © Courtesy of the artist & The 601Artspace
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Stanford University Department of Art & Art History
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National Security Agency (NSA) in Fort Meade, Maryland (USA) Photo: © Trevor Paglen
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Untitled (Reaper Drone), 2012 C-print, 3 of 5 (2 AP) © Courtesy of the artist & The Cornell Fine Arts Museum
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Code Names of the Surveillance State, Installation view, 2014. Metro Pictures, New York © Courtesy of Metro Pictures
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LEFT (Harun Farocki): Open Hangar; Cactus Flats, NV; Distance ~ 18 miles; 10:04 a.m. RIGHT(Trevor Paglen): War At a Distance, LEFT: 2007 RIGHT:2003 LEFT: C-print RIGHT: Video LEFT: 30 X 36 In. RIGHT: 54 Min. © LEFT: Courtesy of Metro Pictures, Altman Siegel Gallery, and Galerie Thomas Zander RIGHT: Copyright Harun Farocki
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Untitled (Predator Drone), 2013 C-print, Ed. 1/5+ 2AP 121.92 X 152.4 Cm © Trevor Paglen, courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln/Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco/Metro Pictures, New York
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NSA-Tapped Fiber Optic Cable Landing Site, Point Arena, California, United States, 2014 C-print 48 X 60 in © Courtesy of the Artist and Altman Siegel Gallery
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Metro Pictures
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aerial photograph of the National Security Agency , 2013 Open Source Digital Image
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Nevada Museum of Art
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Maryland, USA
Birth year
1974
Lives in
New York
Works in
New York
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Will and Be Going To
Altman Siegel Gallery
Sep, 2016
Home Land Security
Fort Winfield Scott
Apr, 2016
Orbital Reflector
Nevada Museum of Art
Statement
Trevor Paglen Biography










1974
Born in Maryland, USA






1993 - 1996
University of California at Berkeley B.A. in Religious Studies, Minor in Music Composition






2000 - 2002
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL M.F.A. in Art and Technology






2003
Individual Artist Grant, Dlabal Foundation, (for Remnants of California project)






2003
Block Grant, Department of Geography at U.C. Berkeley (research grant)






2004
Writers Grant, Institute for Anarchist Studies (for Recording Carceral Landscapes book/catalog)






2005
Fellowship, Vectors Journal, University of Southern California






2005
Exhibition Grant, LEF Foundation (Support for Recording Carceral Landscapes exhibition)






2007
Artadia Grant, New York, NY






2007
Nominee: Baum Award for Emerging American Photographers






2007
Outstanding GSI Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley






2002 - 2008
University of California at Berkeley Ph.D. in Geography with a Designated Emphasis






2008
Aperture West Prize, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY






2008
Art Matters Grant, New York, NY








Lives and works in Oakland, California and New York City.





Selected Exhibitions










2010 - 2011
Trevor Paglen, SECESSION, Vienna, Austria






2010
The Other Night Sky, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, Norwey (solo)






2010
A Compendium of Secrets, Kunsthalle Gießen, Gießen, Germany (solo)






2010
Vortexhibition Polyphonica, Henry Art Museum, Seattle, WA






2010
Road to Nowhere, FotoFest Biennial, Houston, TX






2010
Schritte ins Verborgene. Kunst und das Geheimnisvolle, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, Switzerland






2010
Rethinking Location. Anytime Anywhere Everything, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Berlin






2010
Catastrophe? Quelle catastrophe!, Quebec City biennial, Manif d'art 5, Quebec, Canada






2010
[Out of] Control, 7. International Biennal for Photography and Visual Arts, Liège, Belgium






2009 - 2010
Experimental Geography, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, USA






2009 - 2010
Feed Forward. The Angel of History, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial,Gijón, Spain






2009
Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)






2009
Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY (solo)






2009
Galerie Thomas Zander, Koln, Germany (solo)






2009
2009 International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey






2009
2009 Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba






2009
The SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)






2009
Desert Secrets, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT






2009
FEEDFORWARD - The Angel of History, Laboral Art Center, Gijon, Spain






2009
Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR






2009
Tech Tools of the Trade: Contemporary New Media Art, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA






2009
CONTACT Photo Festival, Toronto, Canada






2009
Universal Code, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada






2009
Red Thread, TANAS - Space for Contemporary Turkish Art, Berlin






2009
A Universe We Can Believe In, Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA






2009
Close Encounters 2: Acts of Social Imagination, Nathan Cummings Foundation, New York, NY






2008
Off the Grid, Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY






2008
Experimental Geography, curated by Nato Thompson, organized through ICI, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (travels through 2010)






2008
In the Private Eye, curated by Yaelle Amir, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY






2008
Berkeley Big Bang 08, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA






2008
Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, New York, NY






2008
The New Normal, curated by Michael Connor through ICI, Artists Space, New York, NY; Huarte Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, Spain; Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH (travels through 2010)






2008
Conspire, Transmediale.08, Berlin, Germany






2008
The Other Night Sky: Matrix 225, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA (solo)






2008
2008 Taipei Biennial, Taiwan






2007
6 Billion Perps Held Hostage! Artists Address Global Warming, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA






2007
Crimes of Omission, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA






2007
Ominous Atmosphere, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA






2007
Dark Matters: Artists See the Impossible, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA






2007
The Landscape of War, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA






2007
Only the Paranoid Survive, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY






2007
Dataesthetics Reloaded, Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia






2007
Dystopische Landschaft, Kunstraum Muenchen, Munich, Germany






2007
A Historic Occasion, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA






2007
The Culture of Fear/Die Kultur der Angst, Halle 14, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, German






2006
Black World, Bellwether, NY, NY (solo)






2005
The LAB, San Francisco, CA (solo)






2005
Thought Crimes: The Art of Subversion, Diverse Works, Houston, TX






2004
Echo Local, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL






2004
The Big Nothing: A Void, Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA






2003
Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA (collaboration with Greg Niemeyer)






2003
Operation How, Now, Wow, 16 Beaver Space, New York, NY






2003
Version 3, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL






2002
Plug and Play, Artswatch, Louisville, KY






2002
Version 2.0, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL






2002
POW!, California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA






2002
California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA (solo)






2001
Deadtech, Chicago, IL (solo)






2001
Salina Art Center, Salina, KS (solo)






2001
Book Show, Temporary Services, Chicago, IL






2001
The Summer Show, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL






2001
Resynthesis, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL






2001
Book Show, Temporary Services, Chicago, IL






2000
Counter Productive Industries, 1926 Gallery, Chicago, IL




 

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