Jefferson Pinder, is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist, that seeks to find identity through the most dynamic circumstances. His experimental videos and films feature minimal performances that reference struggle and physical theatre. Pinder’s work provides personal and social commentary in an accessible and familiar format. Creating collaged audio clips and surreal performances he under score themes dealing with Afro-Futurism, physical endurance and blackness.
His work has been featured in numerous group and solo shows including exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, Showroom Mama in Rotterdam, Netherlands, The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. At present, Pinder is preparing for the Shanghai Biennale, in November 2016 and a sculptural installation at the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture that will open in Fall of 2016. In 2011, Pinder moved to Chicago where he is a Professor in the Contemporary Practices department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.