Trevor Paglen

About Trevor Paglen

Outer space, secret military operations, shell companies—Trevor Paglen’s work is inspired by his multi-disciplinary investigation of new ways to interpret our world. At Artpace, he continues his interest in making visible the “invisible,” using satellite technology and photo documentation. In a 2010 commission for Creative Time, Last Pictures, he chose 100 photographs to be micro- etched onto an archival silicon disc and affixed to the exterior of a communications satellite orbiting Earth. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London; The Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the 2009 Istanbul Biennial; and the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Paglen is the author of five books and holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley.


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