The winner of the 2016 Frieze Artist Award is the London-based artist Yuri Pattison.
Working across digital media, video and sculpture, Pattison’s winning proposal explores ‘trending’ data and systems of interpretation or control. At Frieze London 2016, Pattison will use a wheeled multi-screen device with security cameras called a ‘Crisis Trolley’ which enable live responses to consumer behaviour. The screens will collect information from the fair environment as well as the ‘Internet of Things’, speaking to visitors about the ever- expanding universe of data being produced and consumed daily – as well as the politics of data-driven systems, as prophesized in science fiction.
Yuri Pattison, sketch for Insights (crisis trolley) – working title, 2016. Courtesy the artist & mother’s tankstation limited, Dublin.
Raphael Gygax, Curator of Frieze Projects, said,
‘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.’
Frieze London Regents Park 6-9 October frieze.com/london
About The Artist
Yuri Pattison (born 1986, Dublin) lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Chisenhale Gallery, London and mother’s tankstation, Dublin (both 2016); ‘Architectures of Credibility’, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin (2015); and ‘Free Traveller’, Cell Projects, London (2014). Group exhibitions include British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, touring UK venues (2015-17); ‘The Weight of Data’, Tate Britain, London and ‘Transparencies’, Bielefelder Kunstverein; Kunstverein Nürnberg (all 2015). yuripattison.com / motherstankstation.com instagram.com/yuripattison