Paul Pfeiffer

From the rise of mass religion to Justin Bieber and megachurch gatherings

The 2018 Frieze Film programme will explore natural, technological and psychological means of mass communication and control.

Paul Pfeiffer takes the rise of mass religion as his starting point, using a combination of original and found video footage, to juxtapose recent appearances of Justin Bieber in global news and social media with megachurch gatherings around the world. Paul Pfeiffer was born in Honolulu in 1966 and lives and works in New York City.

Solo exhibitions of Pfeiffer’s work have been shown at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2001), Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2002), Museum of Contemporary Art in Honolulu (2003), Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2003), Museum of Art at Middlebury College, Vermont (2005), and Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary at Kunstzone Karlsplatz Technische Universitat in Vienna (2008). His work has also been included in major exhibitions such as Whitney Biennial (2000), Venice Biennale (2001), SITE Santa Fe (2003), The Shapes of Space at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2007), and the Sydney Biennial (2008). Pfeiffer lives and work in New York City.