Paul Mpagi Sepuya, the Los Angeles–based artist known for his photographs about photography and the construction of queer identity, will now be represented by Team Gallery, which has locations in Los Angeles and New York. (He will also continue working with Yancey Richardson Gallery, where he had a solo show last February.) At Team, Sepuya will join a roster that includes Cory Arcangel, Alex Bag, Parker Ito, Sam McKinniss, and Samson Young.
Sepuya’s work ponders the connection between photography, voyeurism, and identity, and typically involves imagery that appears to be layered or collaged. His work often collapses divisions between Sepuya himself and his subjects, who tend to be nude or semi-nude men, and the props he uses during their shoots, causing them to appear to be human-camera hybrids.
His art will appear next month in New York at the Museum of Modern Art’s “New Photography” show, a recurring showcase for emerging photographers. Sepuya’s photographs were also recently featured in the New Museum’s exhibition “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” and will be included in the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art’s “Haptic Tactics” and in the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia’s Nayland Blake–curated “Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Way Forward.” In April, he will have a solo exhibition at Document gallery in Chicago.