Cory Arcangel was born in 1978 in Buffalo. After having lived in New York for 15 years, Arcangel moved to Stavanger, Norway where he lives and works by telecommuting to his studio in Brooklyn. In 2000 he received his Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Ohio.
Arcangel is a composer, artist, and entrepreneur. He hacks into the systems and software that define our networked lives, introducing glitches and misfires that reveal the perils of technological dependence – using the structures and social mores of digital platforms as his primary artistic material.
Selected exhibitions include Firstsite, Colchester (2019); Espace Louis Vuitton München, Munich (2015); Galleria d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo (2015); Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (2015); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2012–2013); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011); Barbican, London (2011); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2010–2011) and Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2005). Selected performances include Cory Arcangel & Ensemble Intercontemporain, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2014); Dances For The Electric Piano, Berlin Philharmonie (2014); Selected Notes on Creativity, nyMusikk, Oslo (2014); Music for Stereos, The Art Institute of Chicago (2010) and Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, Kunsthaus Graz (2009).
His work is included collections as the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie; Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington and the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich.