Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico’s installations, video, and digital media works utilize search engines and web platforms as an expansive archive to explore the production and consumption of images. Her work navigates between producer and consumer, local and global, the individual and the collective, with attention to the technologies that are produced by (and produce) these forces. Employing methods of appropriation, extraction, installation and intervention, she utilizes common software applications, and the physical apparatuses of image authoring and display technology, to take aim at our mediated experience of the world through screen space.
Umbrico’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; MassMoCA, MA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Benaki Museum, Athens; Daegu Photography Biennale, Korea; Guangzhou Image Triennial, China; Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany; Rencontres d’Arles, France; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia; among many others, and is represented in museum collections around the world. She has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship; Sharpe-Walentas Studio
Grant; Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; and New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowships. Her monographs have been published by Aperture NYC and RVB Books Paris.