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Patrick Lichty
* 1962, currently based: Winona, mn
Affiliated institution: Winona State University

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Patrick is a conceptual artist, curator, and theorist exploring how media shape our perception of reality as well as the borders between the digital and the materal. He is best known for his work with the virtual reality performance art group Second Front, as half of NPTeam with his partner, Iranian Artist Negin Ehtesabian, and the animator of the activist group, The Yes Men. He is a CalArts/Herb Alpert Fellow and Whitney Biennial exhibitor as part of the collective RTMark. He has presented and exhibited internationally at numerous biennials and triennials (Yokohama, Venice, Performa, Maribor, Turin, Sundance), and conferences (ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Popular Culture Association, SLSA, SxSW). His recent book, “Variant Analyses: Interrogations of New Media Culture” was released by the Institute for Networked Culture, and is included in the Oxford Handbook of Virtuality.

MFA, PKP Computer Art, Bowling Green University, 2006

Ehtesabian-Lichty (NPTEAM) (w/Negin Ehtesabian)
Googled Earth, Critical Abstraction, University of Wyoming, 2021

Co-Founder Second Front
Performa Biennial, NYC, 2009 - Second Front's "The Wrath of Kong"
Yokohama Trienniale 2008, "Dream Umbrellas" (w/Gazira Babeli),
as part of Cao Fei's "Play with your Triennial" (RMB City)

Second Life:
Data Portraits, doppelgänger (National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2009
7UP (w. Gazira Babeli),
Priska Pasquer Gallery, 2008

RTMark (principal, Animator)
Whitney Biennial 2000, Film, Internet

Melbourne Design Bienniale 2000 (RMIT)


Tapestries? - Patrick Lichty Interviewed by Tilman Baumgärtel


Now Anyone Can Be in the Whitney Biennial

Coverage of RTMark in the Whitney Biennial 2000


A Different Kind of Demonstration Software

Matt Mirapaul coverage of RTMark in the NY Times

Publications & References
Lichty, Patrick and Yiannis Colkaides, ed. Through The Mesh Reader. 1 th ed.Limassol, Cyprus: Neme Art Center, 2022.
Lichty, Patrick. new memory rescue. 1 th ed.Alicante, Spain: Abstract Editions, 2018.
Lichty, Patrick. Variant Analyses, Interrogations of New Media Art and Culture. Theory on Demand, 1 th ed.Amsterdam: Institute of Networked Cultures, 2015.