Yuri Pattison


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Artist talk begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s Campus

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Powerful patterns arise in large amounts of data. As the mass of digital information swells, we inch closer to fulfilling decades-old science fiction prophecies. Even the looping nature of time itself has been warped by industrial technology. With that eerie truth as a backdrop, Yuri Pattison uses installation, video, and sculpture to investigate the social ramifications of our networked age. Is our perception of contemporary infrastructure and reality shaped by a larger conspiracy? Join us to hear his creative interpretation in his talk, image circulation, pattern recognition


Yuri Pattison’s work explores the multiple relationships between visual cultures, space, communication technologies and the circulation of information. Born in Ireland, Pattison lives in London and has exhibited in countries around the world including Mexico, France, Germany, and Switzerland. He was the recipient of the prestigious Frieze Artist Award in 2016.

“Yuri Pattison is one of today’s most important young artists looking in a critical way at new technologies. As a member of the jury for the Frieze Artist Award, I’m very excited to offer this platform for Pattison to build upon his thought-provoking and increasingly relevant work, exploring cultures of “trending” in the digital economy and the implications for human industry, creativity and control.” – Raphael Gygax, Curator of Frieze Projects (Source: Frieze)

Taking advantage of the space outside the web, Pattison’s physical works explore the notions of open communication and boundaries in the modern workspace. He constructs and unearths complex narratives through data, archival sources, and historical fragments. Currently, Pattison is focused on time, advanced timing technologies, and the relationship between digital economies and colonial tendencies.

Recent solo exhibitions include crisis cast, Labor, Mexico (2019); context, collapse, mother’s tankstation, London; Trusted Traveller, Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (both 2017) and user space, Chisenhale Gallery (2016).

Next Day Q+A Lunch with Yuri Pattison

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and artist Yuri Pattison for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss the ideas presented in the previous night’s artist talk and engage with our special guest. You are not required to pre-register for this event, and students who did not attend the artist talk are still encouraged to join in.

Studio Visits with Yuri Pattison

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Get real-life feedback on your work from professional and accomplished artist Paul Pfeiffer! You’ll get new ideas, insights, and perspectives on finished projects or works-in-progress in this 30-minute, in-depth conversation. All RMCAD students are welcome to participate. You do not need to have a studio in Spivak to participate, and you do not need to work in the same medium as the artist. Perspectives from other areas of focus will help expand your creative practice.

Not sure if this is right for you? Have more questions? Please contact Gretchen Schaefer at gmschaefer@rmcad.edu and we’ll get you prepared for this special opportunity for artistic growth.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for this event, please contact Gretchen Marie Schaefer at gmschaefer@rmcad.edu or 303.753.6046 ext. 22751. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled event.

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