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Patricia Reed (b. Ottawa, Canada) obtained her BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA in communications from the European Graduate School, Switzerland. She has been a grant recipient from the Canada Council of the Arts, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart (Germany); CCA Kitakyushu (Japan); Foundation and Centre for Contemporary Art Prague, (Czech Rep.); The Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada); and the CCA Ujazdowski, Warsaw (Poland). She was Canada Council Artist in Residence at the Cité des Arts in Paris, 2016.
Selected exhibitions: Empire of the Senseless, Meet Factory, Prague (2017); The Museum of Capitalism, Oakland (2017); The One and the Many, CUAG, Ottawa (solo show 2016); Home Works 7: Hope after Hope, Beirut (2015); Centre d’Art Yverdon Les Bains, Geneva (2015); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2014); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2012); Kunsthaus Langenthal, Switzerland (2012); Program, Berlin (2011); Württembergische Kunstverein, Stuttgart (2010); Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm (2010); Limerick Art Gallery, Ireland (2010); Audain Gallery, Vancouver (2010); 0047 Project Space, Oslo (2010); Plateforme, Paris (2010).
Selected recent publications include: Construction Site for Possible Worlds (Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2020); Pages Magazine (2020); The New Normal (Moscow: Strelka Press, 2020); Glass Bead Journal (2019); ParaPlatforms (Berlin: Sternberg, 2018); Post Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production (Brooklyn: Punctum, 2020); “Orientation in a Big World: On the Necessity of Horizonless Perspectives” in e-flux Journal 2019; Making & Breaking Journal; The Neurotic Turn (London: Repeater Books, 2017); Cold War Cold World (Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2017); “Xenophily and Computational Denaturalisation” in e-flux Architecture, 2017; _AH Journal (2017); Reinventing Horizons (Prague: Tranzitdisplay, 2016); Crossbenching (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016); “Xenofeminism” in Dea ex machina (as/with Laboria Cuboniks, Berlin: Merve, 2015); #Accelerate (Falmouth: Urbanomic, 2014); Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism (Berlin: Archive Books, 2014); Economies of Common Infinitude (Vancouver: Fillip Publishing, 2012).
Selected Public lectures: Rupert Alternative Educations, Vilnius, LT (2020); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2020); Sugar, Toronto, CA (2020); HAU Berlin (2020); Garage, Moscow, RU (2019); HDK Goeteborg, SE (2019); Goethe Institute, Seoul, KO (2019); Okayama Art Summit, Okayama, JP (2019); Amsterdam Alternativ, (2019); Aalto University, Helsinki, FI (2018); Konstfack, Stockholm, SE (2018); Digital Earth, Online (2018); Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA (2018); Goethe Institute Seoul, KO (2018); Grey Projects, Singapore (2018); Goldsmith’s University, London, UK (2018); Public Art Munich, DE (2018); Global Art Forum, Dubai, UAE (2018); Strelka Institute, Moscow, RU (2018); HEAD CCC Geneva, CH (2018); WHAP CalArts Lecture Series, Los Angeles, US (2017); Click Festival, Elsinore, DK (2017); transmediale, Berlin, DE (2019, 2018); Unsound Festival, Krakow, PL (2017); TranzitDisplay, Prague (2017); Stelka/The New Normal (Remote/Moscow) (2017); Silent Green, Berlin (2017); Click Festival, Denmark (2017); transmediale/HKW, Berlin (2017); Question of Will, Bratislava (2017); Dirty Art Dept./Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam (2017); Open Score/Rhizome/The New Museum, New York (2016); KAAI Theatre, Brussels (2016); The New School (Future of Mind), New York (2016); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2016, 2017, 2020); Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem (2016); Reinventing Horizons, Gallery Display, Prague (2016); Parsons School of Design, New York (2016); Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris (2016); Goldsmith’s, University of London – (Art Department), London (2015); Goldsmith’s, University of London – (Visual Cultures), London (2015); Home Works 7, Beirut (2015); Spike, Berlin (2015); Centre for Art and Media, Graz (2015); Institute for Contemporary Art, London (2015); Aleppo/a.pass, Brussels (2015); Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin (2015); Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2015); Maerz Musik, Berlin (2015, 2016); Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2015); Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2015); Future Summit – Montreal Biennial (2014); Speculative Tate, Tate Britain, UK (2014); Seven Prescriptions for Accelerationism, University of Westminster (2014); Diagramming the Common, Dampf Zentrale, Bern (2014); On Militant Romanticism, Archiv Kabinett, Berlin (2013); Artists Space, New York (2013); MIT, Cambridge (2013); Waterloo University (2012); Intangible Economies @ abc Berlin (organized by Artists Space) (2012); On Artistic Labour, Free University Warsaw (2011); Artist’s Presentation, AIR Laboratory, Warsaw (2011); Public Art Presentation, Architecture students / University of Bangkok (in Berlin, 2011); and Becoming Lives of Diwaniyah, The Winter School Middle East, Kuwait (2011).
Seminars have included: On Witnessing Non-Adaptive Worlds, University of Bergen, NO (2020); Frames of Reference for the Inexistent, Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, DE (2020); Frames of Reference, Coexistence and Planetary Dimensionality, PhD in Practice, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT (2020); Time and Temporality, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA (2020); Big-World Situatedness, Avans University, NL (2019); Coexistence at a Planetary Scale, Goldsmith’s University of London, (2019); Publicness and Extrastatehood, Aalto University, Helsinki, FI (2018); Uncertainty and Complex Systems, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA (2018); University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA (2018); Strelka Institute, Moscow, RU (2018, 19); Art, Subjectivity and the ‘Cold World’, Avans University, NL (2018); The Collective Subject, CalArts, Los Angeles, (2017); (In)formalizing the Outside: Sex, Void, Mathematics (with/as Laboria Cuboniks), PAF, France (2015); and Art and it’s Reason(s) (with Diann Bauer) at the New Centre for Research and Practice (2015).
From 2013-15 she organised the Inclinations lecture series at the Or Gallery, Berlin.
From 2014-17 she sat on the board for the New Centre for Research and Practice.
Since 2019, Masters Tutor at the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) in the Critical Inquiry Lab.
Patricia Reed lives and works in Berlin.