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Adrian Pijoan transmits his work from somewhere out in the desert of the American Southwest. Sightings of Adrian have been reported at UFO festivals, Bigfoot research conferences, and in the dark recesses of the comments sections of low view count YouTube videos. Through his work Adrian explores the psychic landscapes of both real world and digital places, with an emphasis on the paranormal landscapes of the American West.

Adrian received his MFA in Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico. His work has been shown at SCA Contemporary in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wayfarers Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, SITE Santa Fe, CCA Santa Fe, Szara Kamienica Gallery in Krakow, Poland, Tokio Galeria in Lima, Peru, Bikini Wax Gallery in Mexico City, Mexico, as part of the International Symposium of Electronic Arts in Vancouver, Canada, and in other traditional and nontraditional spaces.


ampijoan (at) gmail.com


Solo and Two-person shows

2018

Luminoso y Plasmático, Tokio Galeriá, Lima, Peru


2016

Holographic, SCA Contemporary at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM


2014

Horrific Objects (with Julianne Aguilar), John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM


Group Shows

2018

Belly Flop, Pool Party, Palm Springs, CA
Bombay Beach Biennale, Bombay Beach, CA


2017

UFO Visual Lab, Szara Kamienica Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Atlantis, Pool Party, Palm Springs, CA
InterGalactic Ambassadors, Spaceport America, NM


2016

Art Basil, Van Nuys, CA
BUZZ SAW, Wayfarers Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Capisci?, 5G Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
What is There That We Cannot See?, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM


2015

Interference: An Audio/Visual Intrusion, College of Fine Arts Downtown, Albuquerque, NM
Lorem Ipsum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
ISEA: Art and Disruption, Vancouver, BC


2014

You Can’t Choose Your Neighbors, SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico
SOMAWAX, Bikini Wax, Mexico City, Mexico
Halt and Catch Fire, ArtsLAB, Albuquerque, New Mexico


2013

At First Sight: Incoming Studio Arts Graduates, AC2 gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Something at Display, Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Underground, MASS Visual Arts, Gainesville, FL
Church of Grafeld, Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL


Residencies

2018

Tokio Galeriá, Lima, Peru


2016-2017

Pool Party, Palm Springs, CA


2014

SOMA Summer Residency, Mexico City, Mexico
Puerto Túrin Residencias Artísticas, Mexico City, Mexico


Press

2018

Can Artists Save the Salton Sea? Palm Springs Life


2016

Art Basil LA 2016: A Greener Alternative to the Big-Ticket Art Fair Art and Cake


Education

2016

MFA, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


2013

Yearlong Intensive, Sequential Artists Workshop, Gainesville, FL


2011

B.A. Botany, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Performances

2015

“Gateway 2015: Summoning the Mailer-Daemon,” College of Fine Arts Downtown, Albuquerque, NM
“Bad Kitty,” SITE, Santa Fe, NM
“Infinite Energy and The Shadü,” Film-strip Teaser - A lo-key, lo-fi, lo-tech pseudo-intellectual Basement Films event, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM


Professional Experience

2016

Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Art Practices II)


2015

Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Art and Ecology)
Bienal de la Habana, Preparator, Agnes Chavez - Projecting pARTicles, Havana, Cuba
Curator, Pacific Exhibits, Albuquerque, NM
Intern, Central Features Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Art Practices II)


2014

Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Art and Ecology)
Graduate Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Art and Ecology)


2013

Graduate Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (Art Practices I)
Director of Development, Sequential Artists Workshop, Gainesville, FL


Guest Lectures and Workshops

2016

Artist Talk, Meeting of the Minds, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM

2014

Panelist, Art and Interdisciplinary Research, Digital Latin America, Mesa Del Sol, NM

2013

Artist Talk, English Graduate Organization Conference, University of Florida, FL

Awards

2014

Naret Scholar Howard L. Franks Memorial Fellowship
Dean’s Travel Grant, University of New Mexico


2007-11

Powers-Knapp Scholar