Eugene Perera

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Statement

My practice centers around the problem of value – aesthetic, economic, symbolic and the corporeal – and the alchemical moments in which ‘re-valuations of value’ are revealed. Such moments are associated with the exercise of power, the operations of chance and engagement with risk.

In recent times my practice has focused on algorithmic and digital re-imaginings and the tensions between fragile corporeal subjectivities and the unyielding technological mechanisms of global capital. In particular, I am intrigued by malfunctioning algorithms and their disruptive potential within unstable flows of capital and production.

I explore these concerns in a practice that is willfully nomadic, operating across video, sound, text, image, performance and the algorithmic.

Education

2008 – 11 Goldsmiths College, BA Fine Art
2002 – 03 Sussex University, MA History of Art (Distinction)

Exhibitions, Screenings & Events

2008 Expo (Sonic Arts Network), Brighton Media Centre, UK
2008 British Composer Awards (BBC Radio 3), Law Society, London
2009 Firing The Canon, Goldsmiths Gallery, London
2009 Q-Art, APT Gallery, London
2009 Siberia Film, Whirledart Cinema, London
2009 Glastonbury Festival, TAA venue, UK
2009 Botoxed 69, C22, London
2009 Alternative Risk Transfer, Rag Factory, London
2009 A.R.T., Old Police Station, London
2010 A.R.T., Whitechapel Gallery, London
2010 Art Car Boot Fair, London
2010 Miniscule, Oblong Gallery, London
2010 Movable Space, Oliver Gallery, (CCA), Oakland, USA
2010 A.R.T., Transition Gallery, London
2010 Big Deal No 3, The Collective, London
2011 Taking The Matter, Mews Project Space, London
2011 Goldsmiths Fine Art BA Degree Show
2013 Time is Love, Mori & Stein Gallery, London
2013 Time is Love, Sazmanab, Teheran, Iran
2013 Time is Love, Peanut Underground, NYC
2013 Time is Love, Kulter Gallery, Amsterdam
2013 Time is Love, Stiftelsen 3, Bergen, Norway
2013 Luck: Bad Risk: Normal, Kunstraum t27, Berlin
2013 Time is Love, Tea-Tenerife Espacio de Las Artes, Canary islands of Spain
2015 Structure, Texture, Future, Bow Open 2015, Nunnery Gallery, London

Residencies

2011 Openvizor residency, Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Openvizor residency, Bogota, Colombia
2013 Kunstraum t27, Berlin, Tandem Phase II

Curatorial

2009 Alternative Risk Transfer, Rag Factory, London, alternativerisktransfer.org

Broadcast

2009 Souvenirs From Earth, video art HD cable TV channel, France & Germany, souvenirsfromearth.tv