Born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1956

Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois

Claire Pentecost is an artist, writer, and professor in the Department of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her recent projects focus on industrial and bioengineered agriculture, and the hidden costs of the global corporate food system. Pentecost has said she wishes to “to pass symbolic value through the flesh of materiality.”

For Converge 45 Pentecost is presenting Proposal for a New American Agriculture, part of this multi-faceted project in which a cotton American flag was composted in a worm bin for several months, resulting in the flag mostly transforming to soil.