Tyler Coburn is an artist and writer based in New York, working in performance, installation, writing, and sound. His work critically engages trends in computing and manufacturing, investigating contemporary tensions between waged and leisure time; the self and the social media public; and the virtual world and its complex material infrastructures.

Coburn received a BA in Comparative Literature from Yale University and an MFA from the University of Southern California. He also served as a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program from 2014–2015. His work has been been presented at South London Gallery; Kunstverein Munich; CCA Glasgow; Western Front, Vancouver; Grazer Kunstverein; UCCA, Beijing; LAXART, Los Angeles; and Sculpture Center, New York. Coburn’s writing has appeared in Frieze, e-flux journal, Dis, Mousse, and Rhizome, among others.

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Tyler Coburn
New York, 1983

Past Exhibitions

Group Shows

The Promise of Total Automation, Museumsquartier, Vienna
Fluidity, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

Globale: Infosphäre, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Organic Situation, Koenig & Clinton, New York City, NY
Finite Project Altered When Open, David Dale Gallery & Studios, Glasgow, Scotland
Wessen Subjekt bin ich?, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf
Walking Sculpture 1967–2015, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
In An Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, Camberwell Space, London
The School Of Nature And Principle – EFA Project Space, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Art, New York City, NY
Unlearning to speak, Kunstraum, London
Irregular Rendition, Fred.Giampietro, New Haven, CT

Shanghai Biennale 2014, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
Exhibition (!?), Impakt Festival, Utrecht
It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT
Art Post-Internet – UCCA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
2nd CAFAM Biennale: The Invisible Hand, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
la voix humaine, Kunstverein München, Munich

Spectators, Rendered And Regulate, Leo Koenig Inc., New York City, NY

Coquilles Mécaniques, Centre rhénan d’art contemporain, Altkirch
Soundworks, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Contacts & Details

City of birth: New York Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1983 Lives in: New York, Usa
W: Tyler Coburn M: tyler.coburn@gmail.com