Cory Arcangel (*1978 Buffalo, New York, lives in Stavanger, Norway) is a central figure in a generation of artists responsive to recent technical developments in an increasingly information saturated global culture. Arcangel’s post-conceptual practice has approached forms such as Photoshop gradients, video game modifications and YouTube tutorials to produce works of art that deal with the extricable link between digital technology and today’s popular culture. A part of Arcangel’s interest in these current trends is their rapid obsolescence, structurally built into their material—their programming, codes, and hardware. As such, Arcangel is interested in the confluence of technologies across time, how we experience them aesthetically and by their nature, how they determine such an experience.
Within his broad exhibition history, Arcangel has taken part in exhibitions at MCA Chicago (2018), Art Projects Ibiza (2017), Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (2015), Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2014), Fondation DHC/Art, Montreal (2013), Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013), and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013).