IN CONVERSATION WITH URS STAHEL
Umbrico will talk about her recent photo-based work which utilizes an archive of roughly 28,000 photographs of used objects for sale that she has collected over the past 10 years from consumer-to-consumer web platforms such as eBay, Alibaba, Craigslist and office liquidation warehouses. As an archive of this moment, the sheer volume of images render visible the monumentality of our Post-Internet consumer habits, and their effects on our environment.
Penelope Umbrico is an American artist. Her installations, video, and digital media works utilize search engines and web platforms as an expansive archive to explore the production and consumption of images. Umbrico’s work has been exhibited at Museum of Modern Art, NY; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Benaki Museum, Athens; Pingyao International Photography Festival, China; Rencontres d’Arles, France among the others. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.
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