TJ Proechel is a visual artist with an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University and a BFA in Photography from MICA. Through photography, video, and conceptual practices, Proechel’s work reframes historical, biographical, and imaged archives within a contemporary moment and geography. Proechel is currently finishing a long-form project called the Klingon Project, which looks at translation as a site of colonization through his grandfather’s translation of the Bible into Klingon and Klingon’s basis in the North American Indigenous language, Mutsun. This year, he is publishing an artist book, 28 Feet 8 Inches, about his attempt to actually and conceptually track down a real estate con artist. Proechel has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Connecticut College in New London, CT and a part-time Professor at MICA in Baltimore, MD and exhibited broadly within the US and internationally at venues such as the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg and the Unseen Photo Festival in Amsterdam.
Lives and works in St. Paul, MNCV