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MARIO PFEIFER

As part of the project SEEDS FOR FUTURE MEMORIES. Voicing the two ends of migration, a collaboration with the Thread Residency in Sinthian, Senegal, in 2018 thirteen artists will travel back and forth between Senegal and Italy to confront the realities at both ends of migration.

Mario Pfeifer (1981 in Dresden) explores representational structures and conventions in the medium of film, at locations such as Mumbai, California and the Western Sahara. He combines cross-cultural art historical, filmic and political references in rich overlays. He has had many solo shows in institutions around the world, including Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile (2014), Fotomuseum Winterthur (2015), Kunsthalle São Paulo, Brazil (2016) and Museum of Contemporary Art – GFZK Leipzig (2016). His films were screened at MoMA PS1 in New York (2013), Kunsthaus Bregenz (2013), Seoul New Media Festival (2015), Filmfestival Oberhausen (2016) and CAC Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (2016). Pfeifer received the VideoArtAward Bremen (2010), the Salon Video Art Prize London (2011) and Celeste Video Art Prize (2012) in Rome.