Born Dublin, 1986, lives and works in London
Yuri Pattison is a tireless, natural thinker at the forefront of a group of 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. His practice is the recent focus of the prestigious two-year CREATE residency at Chisenhale Gallery, London, which concluded with a major solo show, user, space, July 2016. A major work, the ideal is currently touring UK museums as part of British Art Show 8. The Weight of Data, Tate Britain, 2015, curated by Lizzie Carey Thomas, also included a breakthrough video sculpture colocation, time displacement. His work has also been featured in exhibitions at Wysing Art Centre (2016), Bielfelder Kunsterverein and Kunstverein Nürnberg, Germany (2015), Künstlerhaus Bremen (2015), Cell Projects, London (solo, 2014). Yuri Pattison is the recipient of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award, culminating in a major new commission Insights (crisis trolly). His first solo exhibition with mother’s tankstation is forthcoming in November 2016. Forthcoming solo shows in 2017 include Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland.