Thursday, March 05, 2015

A public lecture by Paul Pfeiffer will be held on March 5, 2015, Thursday, at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) as part of the Public Programme for the exhibition Vitruvian Figure.

The talk will revolve around the artist’s practice and its evolution after having won the first ever Bucksbaum Awards. Pfeiffer will also speak on developing his work for his other large-scale projects, from The Saints to the Vitruvian Figure (2008) shown at the Sydney Biennial and which is now part of the Inhotim Museum in Brazil.

Paul Pfeiffer

Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in both the Philippines and the United Sates. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; MIT’s List Visual Arts Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; The Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; The Project, NY; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; Carlier Gebauer Gallery, Berlin; and Paula Cooper Gallery, NY.

His numerous awards include a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship to the Philippines (1994); the Bucksbaum Award from the Whitney Museum (2000); and the Alpert Award from CalArts (2009). The UK commissioning body Artangel invited him to produce the massive sound installation The Saints in 2007, and in 2014 the online work, Jerusalem.

In 2011, he was the subject of a retrospective at Sammlung Goetz in Munich, Germany. Concurrent with his project at MCAD he is working on a project for Museo Madre, Naples (2015). His work is found in public and private collections around the world from the Guggenheim Museum and MoMA in New York, to the Centro Arte de Contemporanea Inhotim in Brazil.

For more details, please call (63 2) 230-5100 loc 3897.

DLSU College of St. Benilde-School of Design and Arts is located at 50 P. Ocampo Sr. Ave., Malate, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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