Witte de With Contemporary Art
Sean Snyder
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Sean Snyder

Sean Snyder (Virginia Beach, USA, 1972) lives and works in Kyiv and Tokyo.
Snyder takes the global circulation of information as the operating ground for his work. His videos, texts and images data presented in the form of installations or publications, are the material evidence of a systematic research into the intrinsic codes of technologically produced and processed imagery as well as overt montage and propaganda techniques, exploring ideas of accessibility, transparency and the manipulation of information. Snyder draws his material from a variety of sources, being official news channels, information databanks, press agencies such as Reuters, The Associated Press, Governmental bodies as well as personal homepages, digital and material archives and clandestine websites. Through case studies, which have examined the world of urban planning, architecture and the news media, Snyder retraces the strange and often surprising shifts in meaning that information undergoes in the process of translation from one ideological system to another, while avoiding any definitive interpretation.

In 2003, his work was shown at Witte de With as part of the group exhibition Territories, curated by Anselm Franke, in collaboration with Eyal Weizman, Rafi Segal and Stefano Boeri.

Selected exhibitions:
2009
Index, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Contemporary Art Museum/Front Room, St. Louis
2007
Optics. Compression. Propaganda, Galerie Neu
Stedelikjk Museum, Amsterdam
MNAC, Bukarest
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
Gdansk
Lisson Gallery, London
2006
Van Abbe Museum, Eindoven
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2005
Galerie Neu, Berlin
Wiener Secession, Vienna
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig