LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Patrick Tresset (FR) is a Brussels based artist who develops performative art installations with robotic agents as stylised actors. Tresset's installations use computational systems that aim to introduce artistic, expressive and obsessive aspects to robots' behaviour. These systems are influenced by research into human behaviour, more specifically, how we make marks, depict others, perceive artworks and relate to robots. In parallel Tresset also uses robots and autonomous computational systems to explore the drawings and painting practice.
Tresset's work has been internationally exhibited in solo shows and also in association with major institutions such as The Grand Palais (Paris), The Pompidou Center (Paris), Prada Foundation (Milan), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Israel (Jerusalem), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), MMCA (Seoul), BOZAR (Brussels) and at events such as Ars Electronica, Update_5, BIAN, Japan Media Festival.
Originally a painter, Tresset is part of a generation of artists coming out of Goldsmiths' computing department, where he holds an Msc and MPhil in Arts and technology. As well as co-directing the AIkon-II project, he also developed and taught a creative robotics module. Tresset has published research papers in the fields of computational aesthetics, social robotics, drawing research and AI.
In 2013 Patrick was a Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz working with Prof. Deussen. Since 2018 he is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Canberra in Australia. Also, since 2017, a cultural leader for the World Economic Forum.
His works have been awarded an honorary mention at the Ars Electronica prize, Bronze at the Lumen Prize, Prix du public at the NTAA prize and selection du Jury at the Japan Media Festival.
Tresset's work has featured in major international media outlets such as Le Monde, BBC, Wired, Arte, New York Times and many others.
WHO I AM
I am an artist based in Brussels
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