Antonio Pulgarín (b. 1989) is a Colombian-American lens-based artist who utilizes photography, photographic collage, and mixed media in his practice. Pulgarín mounted his first solo exhibition at Kingsborough Art Museum in the fall of 2019. Pulgarín’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Aperture Foundation, Longwood Art Gallery, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, BRIC, and Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. His work has received honors from YoungArts, The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, EnFoco, The Magenta Foundation, Latin American Fotografia, American Photography, and PDN Photo Annual.
Pulgarín’s work has been featured in publications such as Vice, UnSeen Magazine, Visual Arts Journal, BESE, Slate, LensCulture and The Huffington Post. He received his BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and is currently based in Seattle, Washington. Pulgarín was named a 2019 Fellow of the AIM Fellowship program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Pulgarín will also be showcasing this work at the Bronx Calling: The Fifth AIM Biennial from October 20, 2021 – January 16, 2022.
Image by Lloyd McCullough
“Antonio Pulgarín Honors His Colombian Heritage With Archival Imagery. The exhibition aims to democratize the history of beefcake imagery by including the lens and experience of the artist’s queer Latinx identity.” – The Advocate
“Queer Colombian-American Antonio Pulgarín is celebrating the two communities he proudly represents in a new exhibition at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.” – The New York Daily News