Peter Burr (b. 1980, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) is an artist specializing in animation and installation. His work has been presented across the world by institutions including Documenta 14, Athens; Le Centre Pompidou, Paris; and MoMA PS1, New York. A master of computer animation, with a gift for creating images and environments that hover on the boundary between abstraction and figuration, Burr has in recent years devoted himself to exploring the concept of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. Existing as stand-alone pieces, much of his work is also in the process of expanding into a video game through the support of Creative Capital and Sundance. Previously, he worked under the alias Hooliganship. Between 2002-2004 he helped catalyze the community arts initiative Bookmobile Project / Projet Mobilivre with a diverse group of emerging North American artists and community activists. In 2006 he founded the video label Cartune Xprez, through which he produces video compilations, live multimedia exhibitions, and touring programs showcasing a multi-generational group of artists at the forefront of experimental animation. His most recent large-scale project, a commission from the The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, is a room-sized video game entitled “Dirtscraper” that premiered at the ICA’s inaugural exhibition in April, 2018.

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