Cory Arcangel

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CA 2016-110
Courtesy of Cory Arcangel
© Cory Arcangel

White noise performing an EDM style “drop”, while side-chained to a kick drum (which has then been muted).

Cory Arcangel (b. 1978, Buffalo, NY) is an artist, composer, curator, and
entrepreneur living and working between Stavanger, Norway, and Brooklyn,
New York.

Recently he has worked on a dizzying array of seemingly un-related projects;
he co-curated with Michael Bell Smith, “The Year in the Internet 2020”, an online
show of “links” for the social network; for the “Sharjah Biennial 14:
Leaving the Echo Chamber”, 2019, he created banners of “destroyed jeans” for
the facade of the Sharjah Art Museum as well as composed a new work for pipe
organ — which was placed into the mix at the Radisson Blu Sharjah gym and
later released as a cassette tape by Issue Project Room in 2020; for Art Night,
London, 2019, he co-curated & performed with Hampus Lindwall, “They Told Me
There Would Be Tea”, a night of new music for the pipe organ; all the while
doing the above, under the auspices of Arcangel Surfware — a software and
merchandise publishing company he founded — he opened a flagship store and
gallery in Stavanger, Norway, from 2018 to 2019, which he staffed on Saturdays
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Selected exhibitions include: “Century 21”, at Greene Naftali, New York (2021),
“Totally Fucked”, at Lisson Gallery, London (2020), “Topline”, at CC Foundation,
Shanghai (2019), “BACK OFF”, at Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, UK (2019), “Be
the first of your friends” at Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich, Germany
(2015), “This is all so crazy, everybody seems so famous” at Galleria d‘Arte
Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2015), “All The Small Things” at the
Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (2015), “Masters” at the Carnegie Museum of
Art, Pittsburgh (2012–13), “Pro Tools” at the Whitney Museum of American Art,
New York (2011), “Beat the Champ” at the Barbican, London (2011), and “Here
Comes Everybody” at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010–11) and Nerdzone
Version 1 at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2005).

Selected performances include “Chord Memory” Performed by Hampus
Lindwall at Festival Musica Strasbourg, France (2021), “Cory Arcangel &
Ensemble Intercontemporain” at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
(2015), “Dances For The Electric Piano” at the Berlin Philharmonie (2014),
“Selected Notes on Creativity” at nyMusikk, Oslo (2014), “Music for Stereos” at
The Art Institute of Chicago (2010) and “Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream”; at Kunsthaus Graz (2009).

His work is included in many public collections, including the MoMA in New York, the Tate in London, Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie, and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zürich.

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