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Known for his multi-faceted approach to the field of art and design which weave both the analogue and digital, artist Kay Atkin is often seeking to create tangible artifacts of transient, ephermal virtual experiences in his work.

Centered around the intersection and blend between the artificial and the natural, Atkin’s world is hyperreal – delicate and intricately detailed, as well as bold and dynamic.

Atkin’s practice is informed by his early roots in computer science, rave and noise culture and his further evolution as a creative director in the field of emerging technologies and now includes installation, video, sculpture, paintings and prints.

He works on A.I. induced simulations in the field of motion and behaviour, targeting transhuman figures and materials. Following both the fictional/artistic and the scientific approach.

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Contact

Kay Atkin
Basel, Switzerland
phone: +41(0)787409942
mail: hi(at)radical-everything.com



CV

Studied Neue Medien, Fine Arts & Musicology


Exhibitions

Biennale Moskau
Shedhalle Zurich
Museo Maga Galarte
Shift Festival Basel
Perla Moda Zurich
Museuo Mudec Mailand
Plug.in Basel
International Film Festival Sofia
Zurich Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Balchik
Solthurner Filmtage
International Film Festival Kiev
Locarno Film Festival


Commercial

Google
Vogue
W.I.R.E.
Hublot
BMW
VW
Bridgestone
Mammut
Rayban
Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft
TED
FIFA
Ernst&Young
Museum Rietberg


Awards

2x ADC Deutschland
1x IF Award Gold
1x Annual Multimedia Gold
1x Commawards Gold
1x Montreux Digital Creation Gold
1x Lovie Awards Bronze
1x AME Effie Gold
1x FWA Mobile Site of the day
1x New York Festival Finalist
1x Swiss Art Award
1x M4MUSIC Best Swiss Electronic


Work

2006 - 2008 Photographer | Koller Auktionen Zurich/Genf
2007 - .... Founder & Director | Trepok Rec.
2008 - 2019 Creative Director | Studio ZAAK
2015 - 2017 Google Cardboard | Studio ZAAK + Google
2019 - .... Artist | Radical Everything


Stuff I like

William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch
Kevin Young - To Repel Ghosts: The Remix
Roland Barthes - Cy Twombly
Andreas Broeckmann/Knowbotic Research - Opaque Presence
MacGhillie
Bit-Tuner
Jimmy Edgar - Telautraux
Fennesz - Liminal
Jacaszek - Dare-Gale
Tim Hecker - In Mother Earth Phase
Astrobotnia - Lightworks
Aito Takeshi - Arvika Pt. II
Aphex Twin - Aisatsana
Jannik Giger - UFO III