Born Dublin, 1986, lives and works in London
Yuri Pattison is a tireless, natural thinker at the forefront of a group of emerging artists / intellectuals whose practices, in an inherently 21st century manner, are informed by a seamless merger of hard and soft realities. He works in sculpture and digital media, exploring the visual culture of digital economies and the natures of online/offline skill sharing. Typical, recent examples of his artworks thoughtfully list medium and/or displayed interior contents, as if listed by border security agents: “custom made perspex 1U format box, server PSU & switch, server case fans, AI: The Tumultuous History of the Search for Artificial Intelligence, by Daniel Crevier (book), PDLC switchable privacy film, cables, generic unpainted architectural 1:100 scale model figures, dust, sebum [an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands], digital timers, travel power adapter…”
Pattison holds considerable UK curatorial updraft, with a major work the ideal (v. 0.1) presented as part of British Art Show 8, 2015-2017, and he was the recipient of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award, culminating in a major new commission Insights (crisis trolly). The Weight of Data, Tate Britain, 2015, curated by Lizzie Carey Thomas, also included a breakthrough video sculpture colocation, time displacement. His practice is the focus of the prestigious two-year CREATE residency at Chisenhale Gallery, London, which concluded with a major solo show, user, space, curated by Polly Staple, July – August 2016. Yuri Pattison’s first solo exhibition with mother’s tankstation, sunset provision, opened in November 2016. Recent solo shows in 2017 include Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland and Kevin Space, Vienna.