Ed Atkins‘ works in video, sound, drawing and writing develop a discourse around High Definition. His practice particularly explores digital media’s apparent immateriality in relation to its possibilities for precise representations of the physical and corporeal world. Cadavers often appear in his work as a surrogate for this dialogue. The process of making is tangible in Atkins’ work, creating an awareness in the viewer of the surface of the image and the presence of the equipment used to produce it.
Atkins graduated with an MA from the Slade School of Art in 2009. He was selected for New Contemporaries in 2010. In 2011 he was included in the group exhibition ‘Time Again’ at SculptureCenter, NY; co-organised ‘A Dying Artist’ at The ICA, London; was shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and had a solo show at Cabinet Gallery, London. He has been commissioned by Frieze Film and Channel 4, and had a solo presentation for Art Now at Tate Britain entitled ‘A Tumour (In English)’. In 2012 his work was exhibited as part of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ at JVA at Jerwood Space, London and he had solo projects at Chisenhale Gallery, London, Bonn Kunstverein and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin. In November 2012 he was one of eight recipients of the Paul Hamlyn Award.
Ed Atkins is based in London and represented by Cabinet Gallery, London and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin and is a lecturer in fine art at Goldsmiths’ College, London.