Spanning video, performance, writing, installation and sound, Tyler Coburn's artwork engages trends in science, computing and manufacturing, counteracting the prevailing optimism about technological progress. To do so, he identifies specific points in the field that speak to present negotiations between waged and leisure time; the self and the social media public; and how the premise of virtuality belies complex material infrastructures.
Coburn received a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University and an MFA from the University of Southern California. He also served as a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program from 2014-2015. Coburn’s work has been presented at Kunsthalle Wien; South London Gallery; Kunstverein Munich; Western Front, Vancouver; Grazer Kunstverein; UCCA, Beijing; Sculpture Center, New York; and in the 11th Gwangju Biennale and 10th Shanghai Biennale. His writing has appeared in e-flux journal, Frieze, Dis, Mousse, and Rhizome.
Image caption: Tyler Coburn and Byron Peters, Resonator (detail: drawing by Mummalaneni Bhargavi), 2016.
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