Talk: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

13 April 2022

Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Studio (0X5A5038), 2020. Image courtesy of the artist, DOCUMENT, Chicago, and Vielmetter Los Angeles.


13 April 2022

Wednesday, 11am-12pm (AEST)

In the lead up to PHOTO 2022 join Paul Mpagi Sepuya in conversation with PHOTO 2022 Artistic Director Elias Redstone, via Zoom about their exhibition showing at the Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Following critically-acclaimed presentations at MoMA and the Whitney Biennial, PHOTO 2022 brings together recent works that foreground the elemental conditions of Sepuya’s practice, including the photographer’s tools and studio, mirrors and velvet backdrops, and the interrelationship of photographer and subject.


  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya (US)

    Born 1982, San Bernardino, US
    Lives and works Los Angeles, US

    Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography and Associate Professor in Media Arts at UC San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Getty and Guggenheim Museums, LACMA, MoMA, SFMoMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Whitney Museum, among others. Recent exhibitions include solos at Document in Chicago and the Bemis in Omaha, a survey of work from 2006-2018 at CAM St. Louis, and a project for the 2019 Whitney Biennial.

  • Elias Redstone (UK)

    Elias Redstone is the founder and Artistic Director of PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography. With over 15 years experience within the arts sector, Elias has a track record of initiating and delivering innovative cultural programs in collaboration with leading institutions such as Barbican Art Gallery, MoMA and Storefront for Art and Architecture. He was Curator of the Polish Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale and Senior Curator at the Architecture Foundation, London. He has edited publications for Prestel, Sternberg Press and Bedford Press, and served as Contributing Editor for Arena Homme Plus and GQ Style. His book Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography is published by Phaidon.


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