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2021 SPE Annual Conference: Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria

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Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane

Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 1:30pm, Graduate Hotel, Sixty Room, 3rd floor

IMAGEMAKER DIALOGUE: Hannah Altman & Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane is an artist and author exploring queer politics, autobiographical and ancestral trauma and recovery, and the fabrication of histories through self-portraiture, abstraction, floral arrangements, and installation. If heritage is given to each person and manufactured for each thing, the intersection of the two is where he creates new stories through radical empathy and soft interconnectivity. The intersection of cosmic time and the human scale helps him to navigate the direction of his voice. His work has appeared in BOMB, Headmaster, The San Francisco Chronicle, make/shift, SFAQ/NYAQ/AQ, Artslant, the de Young Museum, the Vermont Center for Photography, the Tokyo International Photo Awards, Page Bond Gallery, and others. He has created books that have traveled to the Vancouver Art/Book Fair, the Los Angeles Art Book Fair, the San Francisco Art Book Fair, and the Room&Book Fair at the ICA in London. His work is in the permanent collections of [sentanyl] and The Museum ofrnContemporary Photography, Chicago. He has held solo exhibitions in San Francisco, California and Richmond, Virginia. He is currently a lecturer in the Photography and Film department at VCU.

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