Sculptor, painter and director Bruce Conner was born in 1933 in McPherson, Kansas. After attending university in Colorado, he moved to the beat-dominated San Francisco of the 1950s. His irreverance for and impatience with the rules of society are translated into photographic collages or assemblages of found objects, such as nylon tights, scraps of dolls or just rubbish. From 1961, Conner settled in Mexico and dedicated himself to video, remaining faithful to his ‘rubbish philosophy’. From those years until his death in 2008, Conner created found footage, films created by editing clips of existing video, through which he called into question the power of the media.
Bruce Conner has recently exhibited at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2015), the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, California (2015) and the Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2014). His work Crossroads (1976) was exhibited at Palazzo Grassi in the exhibition “The Illusion of Light” (2014-15).