Cory Arcangel discusses his 15-year engagement with both art and technology. He’ll speak on past and recent projects, including his collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Computer Club restoring Warhol’s lost Amiga files; Working On My Novel, his debut novel published in 2014; and Arcangel Surfware, a merchandising outfit made in collaboration with Bravado, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
The New York based artist’s practice ranges from drawing, to music and video. Using everyday technologies such as YouTube cats and vintage Nintendo games, he creates work that reflects on our media-reliant culture.
This event is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway Season, featuring artist commissions, displays and screenings, alongside talks and live performances.
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) runs from 29 January to 15 May 2016.
Cory Arcangel was born in Buffalo, New York in 1978 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2000. He is the youngest artist since Bruce Nauman to have been given a full floor solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011). Other major solo exhibitions include GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (2015), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2014), Fondation DHC/Art, Montreal, Canada (2013); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA (2013); Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2010) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA (2010). He was awarded the Jury Prize of the 2005 New York Underground Film Festival.