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 investigate the impacts of the surveillance state on group identity, relations, and morals through public archives and collaborations. Figuring their lived experience centrally in their work, Yezbick addresses a complex set of questions around security, gender, home, family, love, violence, power, and responsibility in the era of digital surveillance and decentralized global conflict. 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, multi-time grant recipient, organizer, educator, and arts consultant for institutions and universities. Yezbick obtained their MFA from CalArts and is affiliated with the Guild of Future Architects. Their work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Melbourne, Glasgow, and Athens, and in notable group exhibitions and performances at the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Los Angeles), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Materials & Applications (Los Angeles), Human Resources (Los Angeles), The Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Glasgow International 2018 (Glasgow), The Banff Center for the Arts and Creativity (Banff), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Space One (Seoul), the Bangkok Biennial MAHA Pavilion (Bangkok), LAXART (Los Angeles), Craft Contemporary (Los Angeles) and the Queer Biennial (Los Angeles).

Upcoming | Current
growth lies, pack of truth at Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles  Opening October 1st - January 8th

Recent Exhibitions
Spillover, Durden and Ray at the Bendix building, Los Angeles
It’s kind of a scary feeling, LAXART for X-TRA Summer Launch Party
growth lies, pack of ruth,
LA Freewaves for the 2022 Queer Bienniel

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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