Born 1972, Berkeley, California. Lives and works in New York.
Selected solo exhibitions
Le Confort Moderne, Poitier, France.
Music for Plants (solo) and Grow Your Own, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
2 and/or 3D, Herald St, London.
Absinth Drinker, The Wrong Gallery, New York.
Hello Headspace, Galleria Fonti, Naples, Italy.
It Chooses You, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.
Selected group exhibitions
When Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich.
Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner & Wirth, New York.
Greater New York, P.S.1/MoMA, Long Island City, New York.
Transparent Eyeball, curated by Duncan Hamilton, The Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool.
Yugoslav Biennial of Young Artists, Konkordija Centre for Contemporary Culture, Vrsac and Belgrade.
This project by Peter Coffin is dedicated to the problems of the interaction of society and a free market. In the files spread out on the table are scenarios of a psychological experiment, carried out in an American prison, that studied the mechanisms of submission. The experiment was seen as dangerous for the psychological conditions of the participants and was kept hidden. The files with the scenarios and descriptions of the experiment, having received the status of a ‘work’, are becoming an object of art commerce. In this way, they disclose the mechanisms of a free market, mechanisms that allow anything to be turned into a commodity without taking into account the ethicality of such a deed.
Peter Coffin (USA)
Untitled (Stanford prison experiment),
Photocopied screenplay and folding table
Andrew Kreps Gallery