Portfolio by Nicholas O'Brien

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Nicholas O’Brien is a net-based artist, curator, and writer. His visual work has appeared in Mexico, Berlin, London, Dublin, Italy, as well as throughout the US. As a writer he has worked with or been featured in several publications including ARTINFO, Rhizome at the New Museum, Junk Jet, Sculpture Magazine, Dazed Digital, The Creators Project, DIS, Frieze d/e, San Francisco Art Quarterly, the Brooklyn Rail, and the New York Times. This past year he co-curated The New Romantics, the last exhibition for Eyebeam’s Chelsea location, and also served as a judge for the experimental film festival PAF in the Czech Republic. Currently he teaches as a visiting artist professor and gallery director for the Department of Digital Art at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

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Jacolby Satterwhite by Sean Capone
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The artist mines the visual languages of virtual reality, contemporary dance, music videos, ancient Roman architecture, and West African shrouding rituals to create a “weird, metastasized utopia” of digital social space.

Seth Price by Kim Gordon
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On the heels of a theatrical run of Price’s evolving film Redistribution, the two artists discuss the ethics of streaming, artworks on the verge of falling apart, SoundCloud mixes, and the chaos of assigning cultural value in the twenty-first century.

Ed Atkins by Terence Trouillot
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Like his older compatriot Mark Leckey, Atkins deftly utilizes syncopated montages of sounds and filmic images to create disturbing and disorienting virtual realities.