born in 1969 in Ulverston, Cumbria
lives and works in Brighton
Keith Tyson’s work is difficult to categorise. The diversity of his style is reflected in the extensive creation of objects, paintings, drawings, photographic work and installations. Underlying this sheer variety of media is an obsession with questioning conventional methodologies of constructing reality. Conceiving art as a form of experimentation, or ongoing ‘research project’, Tyson provokes new ways of visual and intellectual perception. With ease he investigates the order systems we have created, ranging from literature, science, philosophy, mathematics to science fiction and fantasy.
One fundamental component of his oeuvre are his ‘Studio Wall Drawings’, which function like a diary or daily journal. Always dated, they either document the development of his ideas and concepts or state fragments of conversations, opinions, perceptions or states of emotions in form of sketch-like drawings and writings.
It is Tyson’s abounding imagination, his playful, yet scientific approach towards the world, combined with an awareness of the impossibility of assimilating the sheer density of information acting upon us at every moment, that makes his work entirely original, stimulating and energetic, visually as well as intellectually.
After having completed a course in mechanical engineering, he studied fine art, finishing his studies with an MA in “Alternative Practices” at the University of Brighton in 1993. Since then his work has been exhibited considerably across Europe and the US. Recent exhibitions include “Large Field Array,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, and the De Pont – Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2007); “Cloud Choreography and Other Emergent Systems,” Parasol Unit – Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2009); and “Dopplereffekt: Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft,” Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (2010). He also participated at the 49th Venice Biennial (2001), and the XXV São Paolo Biennial (2002). In 2002 Keith Tyson was selected as the winner of the annual Turner Prize of 2002 at Tate Britain, London.
29.4. - 30.5.2010
“Changing The World”
Group exhibition with works by Erik Bulatov, Sophie Calle, William Cordova, Wim Delvoye, Anton Henning, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ilya und Emilia Kabakov, Jitish Kallat, Jon Kessler, Karsten Konrad, Julije Knifer, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Josephine Meckseper, Vik Muniz, Muntean Rosenblum, Julian Rosefeldt, Charles Sandison, Dennis Scholl, Nedko Solakov, Hiroshi Sugito, Ena Swansea, Mathilde Ter Heijne, Keith Tyson, Ralf Ziervogel
at ARNDT, Berlin
12.05. – 23.06.07
"The Aggression of Beauty II"
Group exhiobition with works by
Erik Boulatov, Jonas Burgert, Sophie Calle, Wim Delvoye, Natalie Frank, Bjarne Melgaard, Randy Moore, Muntean/Rosenblum, Keith Tyson, Tommy White, Thomas Zipp
at Arndt & Partner, Berlin
15.10. – 20.11.2005
“Works on paper”
With works by Florian Baudrexel, Jonathan Hernández,
Thomas Hirschhorn, Tam Ochiai, Muntean / Rosenblum, Dennis Scholl, Hiroshi Sugito and Keith Tyson
at Arndt & Partner, Berlin
06.09. – 25.10.2003
Keith Tyson (GB)
“Works from a Teleological Accelerator”
Solo exhibition at Arndt & Partner, Berlin