Trevor Paglen





Trevor Paglen


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Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines to construct unfamiliar, yet meticulously researched ways to see and interpret the world around us.

Paglen's visual work has been exhibited at Transmediale Festival, Berlin; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; the 2008 Taipei Biennial; the Istanbul Biennial 2009, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek, Modern Painters, Aperture, and Art Forum.

Paglen has received grants and
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I Could Tell You But Then Y...

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Blank Spots on the Map: The...

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Torture Taxi: On the Trail ...

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The Last Pictures

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Invisible: Covert Operation...

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Cabinet 24: Shadows

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Experimental Geography: Rad...

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“No matter how secret a particular satellite was, it had to obey the same laws of physics as the rest of the solar system.”
Trevor Paglen, Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

“Spyglasses, as Lipperhey called telescopes, whether they're in the form of spotting scopes, spyplanes, or reconnaissance satellites, are more than simple instruments or tools. They beget infrastructures and geographies.”
Trevor Paglen, Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

“What we see strongly guides what we do: To an extent, we enact what we imagine.”
Trevor Paglen, Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World

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