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Sean Snyder (AMERICAN, B. 1972)


Sean Snyder (AMERICAN, B. 1972)
print on paper
29.5 x 21 cm.
Executed in 2009. This work is unique.
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American artist Sean Snyder graduated from Städelschule, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, in 1999. The artist works and lives in Kiev and Tokyo.
Using different media, Sean Snyder's installations explore aspects of urban space and architecture as signs of economic and political structures. They also address media and cultural domination. Whether producing material, reprocessing existing material or archival research, his work traces the visual codes that effect the built environment. His research picks up where other sources of information leave off, engaging the viewer in an interconnected narrative of seemingly fictional facts and coincidences. The global circulation of information is the operating ground for is work. In combining all his founded images, he is considered a significant proponent of the research-based and documentary practice, which has been a feature of art in the last decades. Solo-exhibitions include Index, Institute for Contemporary Arts, London (2009), Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam (2007), Wiener Secession, Vienna (2005). He has taken part in group-exhibitions including Art & Alternative Visions, Tokyo Metropolitan Photo Museum, Tokyo (2009), Declassified, New Museum, New York (2008), Memorial to the Iraq War, ICA, London (2007), 9th Istanbul Biennial (2005). Snyder has had a solo exhibition at de Appel in 2004 and was shown among other artists in On Mobility in 2005.

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