Mario Pfeifer

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Mario Pfeifer (*1981, Dresden, Germany) lives and works in Berlin and Dresden. His work explores representational structures and conventions in the medium of video, film and digital technology, in locations ranging from Mumbai to California to the Atacama desert, the Brazilian Quarter in Lagos or the Western Sahara. He conceives each project out of a specific cultural situation, researches social-political backgrounds and weaves cross-cultural art historical, filmic, technological and political references into a richly layered practice, ranging from film and video installations to text installation and photography.
Mario participated in the 10th Berlin Biennale (2018), the 11th Bienal do Mercosul (2017), the 3° Montevideo Bienal (2016) as well as the 4th Marrakesh Biennal (2012). Survey exhibitions took place in 2016 at the GfZK Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig and in 2019 at The Power Plant Toronto. In 2020 solo exhibitions are scheduled at the Museum Folkwang, the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art and the MUDAM Luxembourg. His films screened in film festivals around the world. Several monographs have been published by Sternberg Press and Spector Books. His works are part of private and public collections in Europe and North America, such as the Getty Center Los Angeles, MMK Museum für Modern Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Fotomuseum Winterthur amongst others.