Internet Cache Self Portrait series

Electronic Superhighway 2016 – 1966 (2016). Installation view. Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • Self Portrait: November 24, 2015, Vinyl print, 150cm x 2836cm, 2015
Courtesy of Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
  • Self Portrait: January 2, 2018, Vinyl print, 150cm x 1877cm, 2018
Courtesy of Max Schreier
  • Self Portrait: July 17, 2012, Vinyl print, 150cm x 1300cm, 2013
Courtesy of Red Brick Art Museum
  • Since You Were Born (2021), Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2021
Courtesy of Max Schreier
  • Self Portrait: July 17, 2012, Vinyl print 150cm x 1300cm, 2013
photo © Jeu de Paume, by François Lauginie
  • Since You Were Born (2020), Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2020
Courtesy of Wesleyan University
  • Self Portrait: 3/2013 - 6/2013, Vinyl print, 150cm x 4224cm, 2013
Photo by Doug Eng, courtesy of the MOCA Jacksonville
  • Since You Were Born (2019), MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida, 2019
Courtesy Niklas Belenius Gallery
  • Self Portrait: November 4, 2013, Vinyl print, 150cm x 1560cm, 2014
Courtesy 319 Scholes
  • Self Portrait: July 17, 2012, Latex saturated wet strength wallpaper, 154" x 121", 2012
  • Self Portrait: November 4, 2013, Vinyl print, 150cm x 1560cm, 2014
Courtesy Coreana Museum of Art
  • Self Portrait: March 27, 2019, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, 2019

Text

The Internet Cache Self Portrait series are composed of uncensored streams of images passively collected through daily Internet browsing. Faces of “friends” from social media exist side by side with corporate logos, mangled pieces of google maps, family photos and banner advertisements. These algorithmically produced prints act as a contemporary nude, exposing in a generous and open way the subjects's private online interactions. The Internet Cache Self Portrait series attempts to reveal something human and intimate about us through the lost narratives left behind in our interactions online. While the work puts the artist as the focus, it is also painting a portrait of the Internet at this specific moment in time. The prints, composed of memories that were never intended to be saved, are archiving the seemingly incidental into something permanent.

Exhibited

  • Red Brick Art Museum, Since You Were Born (2021), Beijing, China
  • Jeu de Paume, Since You Were Born (2020), Paris
  • MOCA Jacksonville,Since You Were Born (2019), Jacksonville, Florida
  • Coreana Museum of Art, the Security Has Been Improved, Seoul, Korea, 2019
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today, Washington DC, USA, 2018
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, I WAS RAISED ON THE INTERNET, Chicago, USA, 2018
  • Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, ELECTRONIC SUPERHIGHWAY, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018
  • Whitechapel Gallery, Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966), London, 2016
  • NRW-Forum, Ego Update, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2015
  • Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, #NEULAND (with Aram Bartholl and JODI), Kaufbeuren, Germany, 2015
  • Gray Area Foundation, F.A.T. GOLD: San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 2015
  • Foosaner Art Museum, Intellectual Property Donor, Melbourne, Florida, 2015
  • Knoxville Museum of Art, Intellectual Property Donor, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2015
  • Ulrich Museum of Art, Intellectual Property Donor, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, 2015
  • Gallery Niklas Belenius, Memory, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
  • Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Intellectual Property Donor, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 2014
  • MU, F.A.T.Gold, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2014
  • Kibel Gallery (University of Maryland), Casual Computing, College Park, Maryland, 2013
  • Rua Red, Beyond the White Cube (dual show with Constant Dullaart), Dublin, Ireland, 2013
  • Import Projects, Gordian Conviviality, Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • FAT Gold, Eyebeam, New York City, New York, 2013
  • N2 Galeria, Evan Roth: La Vanguardia Americana, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
  • Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, New York, 2012
  • House for Electronic Arts Basel, Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, Basel, Switzerland, 2012
  • Eastern Michigan University Gallery of Art, Welcome to Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, 2012
  • Collect the WWWorld: The Artist as Archivist in the Internet Age, Brescia, Italy, 2011