Geoffrey Pugen

Geoffrey Pugen explores relationships between real and staged performance, the natural and the artificial, and tensions of virtual identity, through altering and manipulating images. Working with video, performance, sculpture and photography, Pugen renders situations that examine our perceptions of how history, documentation, and simulation intersect. His videos and art have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the K.M Hunter Award for Interdisciplinary art.

Artist Code: 764


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2018, 12:00 minutes, Colour, English


2015, 13:00 minutes, colour, No language, music

White Condo

2015, 15:00 minutes, Colour, English

She Walked Through Her Sunken Dream

2013, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

The Tie-break

2011, 24:12 minutes, colour, English

Wavy Plinth

2011, 01:00 minutes, colour, silent


2011, 07:40 minutes, colour

Purple Rain

2010, 03:52 minutes, colour

Bridge Kids

2010, 13:11 minutes, colour, English

Bird Lady (Installation)

2010, 08:00 minutes, colour

Sahara Sahara

2010, 05:45 minutes, colour


2008, 06:25 minutes, colour


2008, 26:04 minutes, colour

Fictional Dance Party

2007, 04:40 minutes, colour, English

4 Girls and a Tiger

2007, 03:03 minutes, colour, English

Utopics Video Guide

2004, 06:22 minutes, Colour, English/French

Aerobia! 7 Steps to True Love

2004, 06:20 minutes, Colour, English/French


2003, 05:13 minutes, B/W


2002, 04:47 minutes, Colour, English

Critical Writing

Geoffrey Pugen's vigilante women
by R.M. Vaughan. The Globe and Mail, Mar. 25, 2011.
Technologies of Intuition:: Geoffrey Pugen's Bridge Kids
by Eli Horwatt. Bridge Kids by Geoffrey Pugen, 2010. Toronto: Gallery TPW, 2010.
Notes on Glad Day
by Sholem Krishtalka. "(Mary, Mary) Are these the hands that cut?", 2006. Toronto: Pleasure Dome, 2006.
Beast in show: seeing our animal future
by Susan Walker. The Toronto Star, June 11 Spring, 2005.
Picture the performer / Alumni notes
by b. h. Yael. Sketch, Spring 2005.
Kudos to Pugen
by Unknown. Sketch, Spring 2005.
Geoffrey Pugen's Sahara Sahara, Auto-Destructive Art
by Fraser McCallum. Toronto: Vtape.