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William Pope.L

William Pope.L is a visual, theatre, performance artist, and educator who makes culture out of contraries. A graduate of the Mason Gross School at Rutgers, he has been working inter-disciplinarily since the 1970s. His 2001 travelling retrospective entitled eRacism, and its companion monograph, The Friendliest Black Artist in America, published by MIT Press, highlight a provocative and exceptionally diverse career. His 2003-2007 mobile performance project, The Black Factory, is, at once, a digital archive, a nomadic caravan, a social service community and was recently installed as an exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Pope.L has exhibited widely, including the Whitney Biennial (2002); the Dakar Biennial (2006); the Frieze Art Fair (2006); and has upcoming solo exhibitions at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago (both 2007). He is represented by Kenny Schachter Rove in London, MC Kunst in Los Angeles and The Project in New York City.