Artist Claire Pentecost’s investigatory approach has led her to explore notions of the real and the artificial, specifically when applied to biotechnology, industrial agriculture, and food corporations.

Claire Pentecost

Claire Pentecost’s interdisciplinary practice interrogates the imaginative and institutional structures that organize divisions of knowledge, often focusing on nature and artificiality. Her work positions artistic practice as a research practice, advocating for the role of the amateur in the collection, interpretation, and mobilization of information. Her current projects focus on industrial and bioengineered agriculture, including an open-source wiki called that archives information about the hidden costs of the global corporate food system. Pentecost is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited and lectured in the United States, South America, and Europe.

Lives and works in Chicago, IL.