Cleve Carney Museum of Art and College of DuPage present:

Trevor Paglen – Visiting Artist Series

FREE Virtual Lecture

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | 11a

Show Details

Lecture presented online (details to be provided closer to date)

MacArthur Fellowship winner Trevor Paglen is an artist whose work spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Among his chief concerns are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and developing the means to imagine alternative futures. He has launched an artwork into distant orbit around Earth in collaboration with Creative Time and MIT, contributed research and cinematography to the Academy Award-winning film Citizenfour, and created a radioactive public sculpture for the exclusion zone in Fukushima, Japan. Trevor Paglen’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York among others. Paglen holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Berkeley.

Trevor Paglen Website


The College of DuPage Visiting Artist Series provides opportunities for the community to interact with leaders in the field of contemporary art, design, and culture. Through lectures, conversations, and workshops, a diverse range of art professionals provide students with new perspectives on contemporary artistic practices. This year’s series highlights artists who are committed to engaging with materiality through diverse mediums and practices.

The series is a collaboration between the Cleve Carney Museum of Art and the Fine Arts, Architecture, and Photography programs. All lectures are free and open to the public. Times and Locations are subject to change.


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