Ernesto Pujol

Photo portrait by Angela von Brill, 2018
Photo portrait by Angela von Brill, 2018

Ernesto Pujol works as a contemporary American artist seeking the incarnate performativity of human interiority. The artist convokes ephemeral groups of citizens for his site- specific, socially engaged projects. For “The Listeners”, participants are primarily based in New York. Influenced by his diverse cultural heritage (Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico), the artist maintains an interdisciplinary choreographic practice that creates durational, public, performative experiences as portraits of people and place, seeking to support conscious culture: the creation and sustainability of a culture of consciousness everywhere.
Pujol is the author of Sited Body, Public Visions: silence, stillness & walking as Performance Practice, Shakespeare & Co, NY (2012); and Walking Art Practice, Reflections on Socially Engaged Paths, Triarchy Press, England (2018). His group performances include Time After Us, Crossing the Line Festival, French Institute, NY (2013); 9 to 5, Brookfield Place Atrium, More Art, NY (2015); and Systems of Weight, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany (2016).
Pujol is a recipient of numerous awards, including an Art Matters Fellowship, NY, 2008, and an Interdisciplinary Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, 2018. Past residencies include being the first Warnock Artist-in-Residence at the College of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 2010; serving as Distinguished Visiting Artist, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, 2016; and Artist-in-Residence, Ox-Bow, Michigan, 2018.
Headshot by Angela von Brill, 2018
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Systems of Weight, Kunsthalle Osnabruck, Germany, 2016. Photo by Angela von Brill.