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United Visual Artists

London based art practice

Location
London, United Kingdom
Website
http://www.uva.co.uk

Projects

Projects credited in

  • LongLunch 59 poster
    Richy Lamb
    Graphic designer
  • The Chic Geek
    Marcus Jaye
    Blogger/Creative Director
  • Science Uncovered
    Robyn Furtado
    Online Media Producer
  • UniTV News and Events shows
    Robyn Furtado
    Online Media Producer
  • Top 50 Companies to Work for in 2018
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    Yasmin El-Batal
    Fashion Stylist
    Dorina Hajdu
    Photographer
  • United Visual Artists and Another Space
    Dionne Griffith
    business / commuications director
    BK
    Co-Director
  • Nike Rise 2.0
    Tiemen Rapati
    Senior Art Director, Creative Lead, Artist
    John Cross
    Creative Director
    Lionel Agbadou
    Art Director
  • Massive Attack World Tours 2014-2016
    Tiemen Rapati
    Senior Art Director, Creative Lead, Artist
    BK
    Co-Director

About

UVA is a London based art practice that combines a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, live performance, and architecture. The studio has an open approach to collaboration, uniting diverse skills to continuously evolve new technologies and materials, which in turn suggest new artistic directions. The studio’s lines of enquiry include the tension between real and synthesised experiences – the questioning of our relationship with technology, and the creation of phenomena that transcend the purely physical. In all their work, they aim to distill complexity down to its essence. Based in London, UVA was founded in 2003 by Matthew Clark, Chris Bird and Ash Nehru. UVA have been commissioned by Artwise Curators, The Creators Project, La Gaite Lyrique, National Maritime Museum, Opera North, Royal Academy of Arts, Victoria & Albert Museum, Manchester International Festival, The Serpentine Gallery, Barbican and YCAM Japan. Their work has been exhibited at institutions and galleries including the South Bank Centre, the Wellcome Collection and The British Library. Internationally UVA have shown in Barcelona, Beijing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, New York, Paris, São Paulo, St. Petersburg, Taipei and Tokyo. Their designs for live performance have led to commissions for venues such as the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Serpentine Gallery and Madison Square Garden in New York. In 2007, UVA’s responsive light and sound sculpture Volume won a yellow pencil at the D&AD awards, and featured in the London Design Museum’s ‘Design of the Year’ show in 2008. Speed of Light was nominated for ‘Design of the Year’ in 2010, and High Arctic nominated in 2011. UVA were awarded a distinction for their kinetic installation Chorus at the 2010 edition of Prix Arts Electronica. In 2011, Speed of Light was awarded a Creative Review Annual and listed in the Annual as ‘Best in Book’.

Awards

2011

Creative Review Annual

Creative Review

  • Best in Book

2010

Prix Arts Electronica

Prix Arts

  • distinction

2007

D&AD awards

D&AD

  • yellow pencil award

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