IPERCUBO announces representation of Roy Ascott.
Roy Ascott (Bath, 1934. Lives and works in Bristol.) is one of the most relevant and influential media artists of his generation; also a theoretician and educator who has been a pioneer in telematics and cybernetic art since the early Sixties.
Recipient of the 2014 Ars Electronica Golden Nica Award “Visionary Pioneers of Media Art”, he has shown at Tate Britain, Shanghai Biennale, Venice Biennale, V2 , Milan Triennale, Biennale do Mercosul Brazil, European Media Festival, MAM, Paris, among many others. Seminal projects include: La Plissure du Texte at Electra, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris 1984, (Second Life versions 2010, 2012), and Aspects of Gaia, Ars Electronica 1989. Retrospectives shown at Plymouth Arts Centre, 2009; Incheon International Festival of Digital Art, Korea 2010; at SPACE, Hackney, London, 2011; and as Syncretic Cybernetics, Shanghai Biennale 2012. Roy Ascott: The Analogues was shown at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, 2013. He is Founding President of the Planetary Collegium (World Universities Forum Award Best Practice in Higher Education 2011) based in Plymouth University, UK, DeTao Master of Technoetic Arts at DTMA, Shanghai; and Hon. Professor at Aalborg University, Copenhagen, he established the radical 1960s Groundcourse at Ealing and Ipswich, and taught at the Slade, Central St Martins School of Art. President Ontario College of Art, Toronto; Vice-President San Francisco Art Institute; Professor of Communications Theory, University of Applied Arts, Vienna; Professor of Interactive Arts, University of Wales. Graduate of King’s College, University of Durham. He lectures and publishes worldwide.
Ascott’s work is part of the permanent collection of Tate Gallery London.
Artwork caption: Roy Ascott, Analogue Table, 1963. Wood, perspex, and paint; 94.5x105x7.5 cm.