Pigeons and Contemporary Art: An Illustrated Critical Framework

This guide will help you understand the important role of pigeons in contemporary art.

Updated 2021-01-01

This project has been moved to a collaborative Are.na Channel.

Updated 2020-03-11

(This is a living document, the current goal is to create a representative list of pigeon works with good illustrations + metadata. Then, these works will be further catergorized based on how the artist treats the pigeon as subject, material, collaborator, or symbol.)

Performances or installations where live pigeons were involved

Installations where dead pigeons were installed

Video works where pigeons were camera operators

Video works where pigeons performed as actors

![Bob Life](/images/pigeon-art-bob-life.png)
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Works where pigeon feathers, eggs, etc. were used as material

![Humble origins of Bob the Pigeon](/images/pigeon-art-bob-origins.jpg)

Works where pigeons are depicted

Conceptual works where pigeons were involved

Patrick Steadman
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