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Visiting Artist Lecture: Pope.L

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Pope.L, Trinket installation view at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, 2016. © Pope.L.; Courtesy: the artist; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photo: Brian Forrest

Pope.L (also known as William Pope.L, born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American visual artist best known for his work in performance art, and interventionist public art. However, he has also produced art in painting, photography and theater. He was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of the Creative Capital Visual Arts Award. Selected for the second time, Pope.L was included in the Whitney Biennial of 2017 and Documenta 14.