RYAT        ˈrī-ət        


Ryat Yezbick is a visual artist who uses their training in cultural anthropology to inform the issues they tackle as a maker. They are interested in the personal, social and political costs of conformity, and explore these costs with the participants in their films and performances. Figuring their experience centrally in their work, Yezbick uses encounters with collaborators and participants to investigate the impacts of digital surveillance technology on the collective American psyche. Their work addresses a complex set of questions around security, home, family, love, violence, power, and responsibility. They work in a variety of mediums – notably live performance, experimental documentary, and installation – that have garnered support from audiences and curators internationally. They are a published author and recent co-recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Grant. Most recently, they were commissioned to create new performance works for the Bangkok Biennial, MAHA Pavillion. They have moderated panels with esteemed pioneers in art and technology, such as Scott Snibbe and Suzanne Anker, and taught at numerous colleges and universities. Yezbick’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Melbourne, and Glasgow, and in notable group exhibitions and performances at the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Los Angeles), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Materials & Applications (Los Angeles), The Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indianapolis), Glasgow International 2018 (Glasgow), The Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity (Banff), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Space One (Seoul) and the Bangkok Biennial, MAHA Pavillion.

Empirical Reality at N Gallery, Athens.The MAHA Pavilion Bangkok Biennial, Bangkok

Contact: ryat.yezbick [at] gmail.com

Photography: Hagen Betzwieser, Keelan O’Hehir, Jessica Wittman, Panayiotis Tsangas, Cedric Tai, Eleni Maligoura, Zach Korol-Gold

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