Michael Pinsky

A contemporary visual artist who creates innovative works in galleries and public spaces

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Michael Pinsky stands in front of the Pollution Pods at Somerset House for Earth Day 2018. Photo by Peter Macdiarmid for Somerset House.

Michael Pinsky is a British artist whose work has been shown in galleries and public spaces internationally. Taking the combined roles of artist, urban planner, activist, researcher, and citizen he often starts residencies and commissions without a specified agenda, working with local people and resources, allowing the physical, social and political environment to define his working methodology. Past work has been shown at TATE Britain; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu; Saatchi Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; La Villette, Paris; BALTIC, Gateshead; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow and more.

Toured by Cape Farewell, Michael Pinsky’s immersive installation Pollution Pods takes you on a fascinating journey through the pollution and air quality of cities across the world. The work has been experienced by over 30,000 visitors around the world to rave reviews.

About the Pollution Pods

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