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Artists Moving Image programme: Ryan Trecartin

Ryan Trecartin, The Re

Ryan Trecartin, The Re'Search (2009-2010), HD video, colour, sound, 40 min

Ryan Trecartin, The Re'Search (2009-2010), HD video, colour, sound, 40 min


Artists' Moving Image programme: Ryan Trecartin

Thursday 30 October / 7pm / Free (donations welcome)
Pre-booking essential online via Eventbrite.  


L.A.-based artist Ryan Trecartin’s videos – known for their dense, surreal narratives and high-octane pacing – explore language and the fluid nature of identity while spotlighting the contradictions and nuances of American culture.


Originally releasing his videos on YouTube in the mid-2000s, his work is informed by a range of influences, from popular television and movies to social media and online communities and their effect on human interaction. Working closely with a group of collaborators for over a decade – chief among them his primary creative partner Lizzie Fitch – Trecartin’s movies engage the viewer on multiple levels and in multi-faceted forms. 



Ryan Trecartin (born 1981 in Webster, Texas) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo and collaborative exhibitions include: Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2014); Lizzie Fitch / Ryan Trecartin with Rhett Larue, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2012); Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever, MoMA PS1, New York (2011); and Ryan Trecartin / Lizzie Fitch: Any Ever, Musée d’art moderne, Paris (2011). Recent group exhibitions include: The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Infinite Jest, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2014); Dark Velocity, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2013). Fitch and Trecartin’s forthcoming exhibition at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, runs from October 2nd to December 21st 2014.








This event is presented in association with the ICA with support from

The Foyle Foundation. (


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October 2014


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