Patrick Tresset

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    Patrick Tresset is a Brussels-based artist who, in his work, explores human traits and the aspects of human experience. He is best known for his performative installations using robotic agents as stylized actors that make marks and for his exploration of the drawing practice using computational systems and robots.

    After working as a painter for 15 years, he attended Goldsmiths College, London, for a master’s degree and then an MPhil in arts and computational technologies. Aside from his artistic practice, in 2013, he was a senior visiting research fellow at Konstanz University and is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Canberra.

    Since 2011, his work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, including in association with major museums such as; The Pompidou Center (Paris), Prada Foundation (Milan), Tate Modern (London), V&A, MMCA (Seoul), The Grand Palais (Paris), BOZAR (Brussels), TAM (Beijing), Mcam (Shanghai), Mori Museum (Tokyo).


    Patrick Tresset is a French artist/scientist currently based in London. On the artistic side Patrick uses what he calls “clumsy robotics” to create autonomous cybernetic entities that are playful projections of the artist. On the scientific side Patrick co-direct the Aikon-II project with Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie at Goldsmiths College, University of London. The Aikon-II project investigates the observational sketching activity through computational modeling and robotics. Recent exhibitions in the UK include Kinetica Art Fair, Waterman Art Center, Tenderpixel Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Science Museum.

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Paul the robot drawing Patrick


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