- Patrick Lichty is
a technologically based conceptual artist that actively explores the social,
cultural, and perceptual changes in Western and Global society created
by the forces of technology commerce, and shifting political paradigms
in the digital world. His last major work, "Grasping
at Bits: Art and Intellectual Control in the Digital Age", is a multimedia
essay dealing with the tensions between artists and multinational corporations
as issues of identity and content become key point of contention in cyberspace.
The piece was commissioned for the Walker Art Center's "Art Entertainment
Network" exhibit, and won an Honorable Mention at Ars Electronica. He
is Cultural Director of Promote
Awareness, a Minnesota - based disabilities advocacy foundation, and
is active in a number of social activism organizations. As a technological
artist of nearly two decades, Lichty has been part of nearly eighty-five
exhibitions at venues including the MoMA NY, the Whitney, Chicago Institute
of Art, ZKM Karlsruhe, and Kunsthalle Wien.