Ryan Trecartin writes, directs, and produces movies that explore themes of identity, consumerism, and post-millennial technology. His cinematic and sculptural practice—developed through a close synergy with his primary collaborator, Lizzie Fitch—anticipates and challenges today’s defining technologies and social developments. Since he emerged in the mid-2000s, his distinct voice in contemporary art has influenced a broad, intergenerational range of cultural practitioners. Born in Texas and raised in Ohio, Trecartin has lived and worked in Providence, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Miami, and Los Angeles. Any Ever is his non-sequential, seven-part body of work completed in 2011. It has been exhibited at ARC/Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2011), MoMA P.S.1, New York (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2011), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010), and The Power Plant, Toronto (2010). Trecartin has participated in numerous international biennials in addition to the New Museum Triennial (2009), including the Singapore Biennial (2011), Gwangju Biennial (2010), Liverpool Biennial (2010), and the Whitney Biennial (2006).
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