Patrick Lichty, A Profound Lack of Comprehension, tapestry, 152 x 203 cm, 2013
Patrick Lichty, Nudes 3, laser etched birch, 61 x 30 cm, 1997 - 2005
Patrick Lichty, Nudes 1, laser etched birch, 61 x 30 cm, 1997 - 2005
Patrick Lichty, Fail, tapestry, 152 x 203 cm, edition of 1 +1 A/P, 2014
Patrick Lichty, Orange Alert, tapestry, 203 x 152 cm, edition of 1 +1 A/P, 2003-2014
Patrick Lichty, ARTIFACTS 2015, exhibtion view
Patrick Lichty, ARTIFACTS 2015, exhibition view
Patrick Lichty, ARTIFACTS 2015, exhibition view


Patrick is a conceptual artist, curator, and theorist exploring how media shape our perception of reality as well as the borders between the digital and the material. He is best known for his work with the virtual reality performance art group “Second Front” and as animator of the activist group “The Yes Men”. He is a CalArts/Herb Alpert Fellow and Whitney Biennial exhibitor as part of the collective RTMark. He has presented and exhibited internationally at numerous biennials and triennials (Yokohama, Venice, Performa, Maribor, Turin, Sundance), and conferences (ISEA, SIGGRAPH, Popular Culture Association, SLSA, SxSW). His recent book, “Variant Analyses: Interrogations of New Media Culture” was released by the Institute for Networked Culture, and is included in the Oxford Handbook of Virtuality. He is a Lecturer of Digital Studio Practice at the Peck School of the Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

MFA, Digital Art/Critical Theory Bowling Green State University
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (BSEET)
Baccalaureate in Electronic Engineering Technology (Electives in Business, Art and Asian Studies)
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio (AASET)
Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology

2013 – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Digital Studio Practice
2012 – Concordia University, Montreal: Ongoing Visiting Researcher in Theory and Interactivity, SenseLab
2006-13 Columbia College Chicago: Assistant Professor, Department of Interactive Arts & Media

(shortlisted) NYU AD Project Space, (Shortlisted until after COVID) Semantics of Other Intelligences; AI works
Artifacts, DAM GALLERY Berlin, Germany
The Rise of the Machines, Barristers’ Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Sensible Concepts, International Fine Arts Consortium, NYC
The Secret Collection, (Edition/Performance for Regional Chicago, Illinois
Ex Nihilo, What It Is Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
In State, GrandArts Gallery, Kansas City, MO (Performance)
Patrick Lichty: Logged In/Logged Out, Faculty Center, Columbia College Chicago, IL
Chimera: The Work of Patrick Lichty, Odyssey Performance Art Center
Acting as Aliens (w/Gazira Babeli) Galerija Kapelica, Ljubiana, Slovenia
Summer of Love 2.0, Chicago MCA, Chicago, IL
Spire Reloaded, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Reality Principle, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Zen for Bot Barristers’ Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Secret Messages, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, OH
die wunderkammer – Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA
8 Bits or Less Live – Sea Lion Studio, Bowling Green Ohio
United My ASS!”, video installation, Firehouse 9, Houston, TX
Video Screening, Zeitgeist Media Center, New Orleans, LA
Robots and Imagemachines Kent State University, Canton, Ohio
Metaphor and Terrain – Metanarratives in New Media Art, Leonardo Electronic Almanac Gallery
Selected Works, Diebold Center for Advanced Technology, Canton, Ohio
Selected Works, Stark State College of Technology, Canton, Ohio
Cyberculture of the Image Research Center for Cyberculture Studies – University of Maryland
Selected Works, Millworks Gallery, Akron, Ohio
Neonworks & Digital Canvas, Akron City Club Gallery, Akron, Ohio
Digital Café: Little Art Gallery, N. Canton, Ohio
Digital Works, Northwestern College, Grove City, IA
Bright Lights, Small City, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH
Voice of the Digital Prairie, Taylor Memorial Gallery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Into the Net, Two Sisters Cafe, Akron, OH
Liquid Light, Banana Rodeo Gallery, Austintown, OH

Sikka Art Festival, Dubai, UAE Googled Earth, w. N. Ehtesabian
Ø U T BBB R E∆ K!!!, Altered Data Gallery, D. Dom Barra, Curator
Berlin International Literature Festival, Berlin, DE Reading a Writer (Who is in Prison) 
w/N. Ehtesabian
Nation 2.0, Dubai (Confinement Spaces), Commission
One Second Art Festival (Noemata,net) 5 one-second pieces on the theme, “Home”
Hotel Dada (independent Fluxus exhibition, online)
NEoN Art Festival, Dundee, curatorial project, “Yeni Esthetik: Works from West Asia”
NSTI National Science Fair, Dubai, UAE, Robotic art commission
Wrong Biennial, Epicenter, Alicante, Spain (Video works)
Online Performance Art Festival, Belgrade, Serbia Writing for 4 Hands w/ N. Ehtesabian
Spamm_Eternity, Valencia, ES Outside of my Mind video
Fluxfest 2019, Los Angeles, CA Fluxus Blanket
Ras al Khaimah Art Festival, RAK, UAE Not Exactly What I Meant to Say, Calligraphy Series
Emerge III, Venice, IT, Robotic Drawings
 Beyond the Screen, Sao Paulo, BR
Nomadic Tapestries, Boca Raton Museum of Art (With Kiki Smith, W. Kentridge) Orange Alert
Sikka Art Festival, Dubai Robotic Works
Ramadan Arcade, Manarat Al Saddiyat, Abu Dhabi, World Without End
Distance Between Us, Open Space Art Space, Victoria BC CA, Tapestries from SSTV works
Reset III and Virtual Reality, Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
Ras al Khaimah Art Festival, Ras al Khaimah, UAE
Terrain Biennial, Chicago
Duntoria, NEoN Art Festival, Dundee, Scotland
Vicapore, Open Space Art Space, Victoria BC CA
Dadaclub Online/Dada 100 Exhibition, Link Art Center, Brescia, IT Catcus (After Man Ray)
Real-Fake 2.0, Bronx Art Space, NYC
NarGIFsus, curated C. Gannis & T Sauerlander, TRANSFER Gallery and PeerToSpace Online
Domestic Cliches, DAM Berlin Gallery, September 2015, Berlin, Germany
Aesthetica, DAM Berlin Gallery, May 2015, Berlin, Germany
Various Works, FLUXFEST Chicago, 6018 North Gallery, Chicago
Second Life Videos, FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, BR
Subterranean Slow-Scan Blues, Transmediale, Berlin, DE
Subterranean Slow-Scan Blues, Dead Technologies, Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fail Tapestries, 404: File Not Found, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
3Debord Detournments (W/ Mackenzie Wark), Internet/NYC/Thingiverse.Com
Stochastic Slide, Generative Art Conference 2013, Milan, Italy
The Private Life of a Drone, Here Come The Drones, HTTP Gallery, London, UK
The Private Life of a Drone, Antiatlas of Borders, Marseilles, France
Silent Spring (W/ Mark Skwarek), AR2View, CAA, NYC
Bushwick Augmented Reality Intervention 2013 (W/Mark Skwarek, Bushwick Open Studios
The Innocence of Islam Petition (W/Skwarek, Bourkis), Worldwide
My Night, Your Day (Collective) University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Drone of Love (W/Mark Skwarek), Bushwick Open Studios, NYC
La Cura, w/Salvatore Iaconesi (action involving live MRI tumor information and 3D Printing)
Second Front’s Babula Rasa, Zero01 Biennial, San Jose, CA
AR Love Bombers, Chicago Nato Summit, Chicago, IL
Stochastic Slide, FILE Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tapestries and Invisible Graffiti, Invisible, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
Criswell was Right, File Type, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago
Symphony, TED Conference (as part of GE Imaginarium exhibition)
Hearts a Bluhm, Charity Exhibition Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Second Life Works, NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Invaders/Orange Alert, Gradually Melt the Sky, Heaven Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
The Mooninites Return, Boston Cyberarts Fest, Boston ICA, Boston MA
Works, Cura Bodrum Residency Exhibition, Bodrum, Turkey
We AR in MoMA, (W/Mark Skwarek) Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Bushwick Intervention, Manifest.AR, Bushwick, NYC
Sketchbook about Arzu Ozkal, Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn Art Library, NYC
Hansen-Ono Piano Method, Odyssey Performance Art Festival, London, UK
Dido’s Lament, Zeitgeist Performance Festival, DeBalie, Amsterdamm NL
Hansen-Ono Piano Method, Fluxfest Columbia College Chicago
Umbrella Project, Liminality Exhibition, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL
Second Life Works, TransForm, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Boston, MA
EnCrypted (performance), Eyebeam Art & Technology Altelier, NYC
Second Front’s Noise Ratio, Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts des Algiers
CodePortraits, Doppelganger, National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Eschelon. (re)Load, Antena Gallery, Chicago, IL
Suburban Meditation, (All)American, Salt Lake Arts Center, UT
Duchamp Goes to FEMA, Prospect ONE Biennial/St. Claude Collective, New Orleans, LA
Art in the Age of Dataflow, Networked, Commission by, University of Nevada, Reno, Joseph DeLappe, Curator
Hansen-Ono Piano Method, UPGRADE! Bienniale, Skopje, Macedonia
Dream Umbrellas, RMB City, Yokohama Trienniale, Yokohama, Japan
Second Front’s ‘Gates of Hell’, IMAL Center, Brussels, Belgium
Snofall, Bits, Switches, and Glitches, Alogon Galelry, Chicago, IL
goDiva of the iCommons, ISummit 07, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Mooninite Space Invaders, The Art of Play, Gallery 416, Chicago, IL
Eschelon video, Eschelon: Who’s Watching You?. Polvo Gallery, Chicago, IL
Elvis Toast, Transmediale II. Gosia Koscielak Gallery, Chicago, IL
Installation, Propagations; Polvo Gallery, Chicago IL
Installation, Melbourne Digital Design Bienniale 2005 Melbourne, Australia
Selected Works, RHIZOME ARTBASE 101 New Museum, NYC
Dreaming of a more better future, Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH
Made In China: Uncle Mao/Chairman Andy, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, L.A., CA
8 Ball Bust O’ Lenin, Hydriataphia, Barristers’ Gallery, New Orleans, LA
8 Bits or Less, Mobile Exposure, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Video Screening, Zeitgeist Media Center, New Orleans, LA
Portraits in 8 Bits or Less, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
8 Bits or Less, VersionFest 04, Chicago MCA, Chicago, IL
Installation, Infinite Fill Pattern, Foxy Production Gallery, NYC
Imaging Ourselves, non-digital self-portraits, curated by Michael Spakowski
Image, Joywar Project,
CENTER Project, various locations, Los Angeles
Ritornello, Bedroom Politics, Brussels, Belgium
The Price of a Beer, Jazzfest Alt Poster show – Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans
Atari 8 Bit Meltdown, Art in the Dark – Oculus Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
8 Bits or Less, Canal Street Projection Project, New Orleans, LA
8 Bits or Less, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Video Selections, X-Fest 2003, Remote Lounge, NY, NY
8 Bits or Less, Maxis Symposium, Brighton, UK
Read_me 2.3 Software Art Festival Media Centre Lume, Helsinki, Finland
Video Screening, Zeitgeist Media Center, New Orleans, LA
The History of Corporate Slavery Since 1785, Louisiana Purchase – A critical exhibition, Barristers Gallery, New Orleans, LA
8 Bits or Less,, Brussels, Belgium
8 Bits or Less, Low – Tech Hijinks, ATA Gallery, Valencia, CA
Assoniations, Digital Louisiana, New Orleans CAC, New Orleans, LA
Video Selection, VersionFest 02, Chicago Museum of Cont. Art, Chicago, IL
8 Bits or Less, ElectroFringe 02, Newcastle, Australia
Cloud Paintings, Art in the Dark – Oculus Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
Video Screening, Zeitgeist Media Center, New Orleans, LA
8 Bits or Less, ISEA2002 Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
8 Ball Bust O’ Lenin, Lenin Bust-ed, Barristers’ Gallery, New Orleans, LA
8 Bits or Less, Independent Exposure Film Festival, San Francisco
8 Bits or Less, Outhouse Film Festival, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
8 Bits or Less, Festival of New Media Split, Split, Croatia
8 Bits or Less, Bedroom Politics, Brussels, Belgium
8 Bits or Less, Independent Exposure, Houston Texas
8 Bits or Less, Lo-Tech Festival, London, UK
Text Interventions Bienniale de Venezia (Slovenian Pavilion w/Vuk Cosic), Venice, Italy
8 Bits or Less MediaLounge, MediaCentre UK
SPRAWL – The American Landscape in Transition Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
8 Bits or Less Split Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia
Net_Working Watershed Media Centre, Bristol, UK
Videolisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Microwave International Media Art Festival, Hong Kong, China
SPRAWL: The American Landscape in Transition, Casting A Net, McNeal Project for the Arts, McNeal VA
Utopia Decieved – School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
8th New York Digital Salon, New York, NY
JavaMuseum, Agricola deCologne, Curator
8th New York Digital Salon, New York, NY
Demo or Die – Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY
911, MTAA Phone Art @ the Meat Market, NYC
Schneeky, KidPix Exhibit – DNA Gallery, Boston, MA
Intuitive Art: The Artist as Shaman, Rosemary Court Galleries, Sarasota, FL
InfoEuro 2000, Brussels, Belguim
NY Visual AIDS project, Daily Dispatch Correspondent, October 2000
An AIDS Body, NY Visual AIDS, NYC
Selected images, INVENTORY – HIROSHIMA: Hiroshima, Japan
Fractal Design Corporation Traveling Exhibition, Carpinteria, CA
Art On The Web, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan
20th Anniversary invitational show, Mindpower Gallery, Reedsport, OR
Sonic Circuits VII, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Regional Artists’ Exhibition, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
Shock of the View, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Artists of Rubber City 20th Anniversary Retrospective Show, Akron, OH
ART-O-MATIC – Boston Art Fair, Boston, MA
Annual May Show, Little Art Gallery of North Canton, Ohio
NOVA Group Exhibition, Brenda Kroos Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Juried Digital Art Exhibition, Oblate Gallery, Modesto, CA
Digital Sorcery, Woodstock Center for Photography. Woodstock, NY
All Ohio Juried Show Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University
ArtBytes, San Francisco Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Juried Fantasy Art Competition, Glass Onion Gallery, Brookfield, CT
Digital Art Exhibition, Altered Reality Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Fantasy Art Show Glass Onion Gallery, Brookfield, CT
Digital Art Show, Almond Tea Gallery, Akron, OH
Regional Artists’ Show Mayer Art Gallery, Akron, OH
Annual May Show, Little Art Gallery of North Canton, Ohio
Regional Artists’ Exhibition, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
Glenmoor Automotive Art Glenmoor Country Club, Jackson, OH
Regional Artists’ Show, Mayer Art Gallery, Akron, OH
Annual May Show, Little Art Gallery of North Canton, Ohio
Regional Artists’ Exhibition, Massillon Museum, Massillon, OH
DePaul Center/DePaul University, Chicago, IL
New York Digital Salon School of Visual Art, NYC
The Human Form, Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Annual May Show, Little Art Gallery of North Canton, Ohio
5th Digital Art Exhibit, MultiMedia Arts Gallery, NYC
Figuration – The Human Figure CompuServe/Gallery One, San Francisco, CA
Fractal Design Corporation Gallery, Carpinteria, CA
Mayer Art Gallery, Akron, OH
Mindpower Art Gallery, Reedsport, OR
LOVE/HATE, Banana Rodeo Gallery, Austintown, OH
Stark County May Show, Little Art Gallery of North Canton, Ohio
Cybernetic Arts Festival of Frankfurt, Germany
Fractal Design Corporation Traveling Exhibition, Carpinteria, CA
Massillon Museum Regional, Massillon, OH
East Shore Art Show, Baltimore MD LagrangeCon Art Show, Cleveland, OH
Annual Outdoor (Neon) Light Show, SUNY Alfred, Alfred, NY
Kent Performance Art Festival, Kent, Ohio
Stark County May Show, N Canton, OH

Kyrgyz Land Art Residency, (invited, deferred due to Covid), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Lazy Art Residency, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Visiting Artist Residency/Workshop (Studio in Your Hand), US Consulate, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Federal Research Cluster Initiative (UAE), Immersive Media,
Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Fellowship Nominee
Nohl Foundation Suitcase Grant ($1000)
Second Tier Finalist, Creative Capital Grant (Part of “On Our Radar” Program)
Illinois State Arts Council Large Project Grant
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Residency
Concordia University Senselab Residency, “Into the Midst”
Second Tier finalist, Creative Capital Grant (Part of “On Our Radar” Program)
Second Tier Finalist, Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
Honorary Artist In Residence, GrandArts Foundation, Kansas City, MO
Honorary Artist in Residence, Eyebeam Art & Technology Atelier, NYC
Artist in Residence/Facilitator, Cura Bodrum Residency, Bodrum, Turkey
Honorary Artist in Residence, Eyebeam Art & Technology Atelier, NYC
Commission, Art in the Age of Dataflow,
Invitee, Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Curatorial Studies
CRUMB Curatorial Program, University of Sunderland, UK
Artist-in-Residence, iCommons Summit, Dubrovnik, Croatia & USC Annenberg
University of Akron New Media Arts Fellowship/Artist In Residence
Louisiana Division of the Arts Mini-Grant
Finalist, Creative Capital Grant
Louisiana Division of the Arts Mini-Grant
Rockefeller Foundation Sustaining Grant, Intelligent Agent
Herb Alpert Foundation/CalArts Fellowship (Film/Video)
Louisiana Division of the Arts Mini-Grant
Daniel Langlois Foundation Grant
Finalist, Creative Capital Grant
Nominee, Rockefeller Foundation New Media Fellowship
Smithsonian American Art Museum New Century/New Media Award
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria – Honorable Mention
Blumenthal Foundation Grant

The Gamification of AR Art, Augmented Reality Games II, (V. Gerimogenko, ed), Springer/Verlag
new memory rescue, Abstract Editions, Elche, ES
On Virtual FLUXUS, Analyzing Art,Culture and Design in the Digital Age, (G. Luca, ed), IGI
Histories of Disappearance, Polish Anthology. (P. Celiński)
The Aesthetics of Liminality, Augmented Reality, (V. Gerimogenko, ed), Springer/Verlag
The Translation of Virtual Art, Oxford Handbook of Virtuality, Oxford Press
The Second Renaissance, Machinations Exhibition, Columbia College Chicago
Variant Analyses, Institute for Networked Culture, Amsterdam, NL
Beeswax and Crazy Glue: Poems Permutations, Tom Burtonwood, What It Is Edition, Chicago, IL
Reconciliations, Michael Takeo Magruder, Independent Edition
Would You Like to Teach My Avatar? Learning in Second Life, Learning Through Digital Media Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy, Trebor Scholz ed. New School, NYC
Digital Anarchy, Social Media, and WikiLeaks, Wikipedia Critical Point of View, Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, NL
Gazira Babeli, Fabio Paris Edition, Brescia, Italy
Holy Fire, Fabio Paris Edition, Brescia, Italy
Curating “Iconography” & Independent New Media Curation (2 Chapters, C. Paul, ed. Univ of California Press)
MANUFACTURING DISSENT: Alternative Post 9/11 Art Strategies
Visual Worlds, Hall, Stimson/Tamiris/Becker Eds, Routledge Press
The Yes Men, Disinformation Press, NYC
Arte e vida seculo XXI, D. Domingues, ed. Camara Brasiliera do Livro, Sao Paolo, Brazil
The Postmodern Adventure, Kellner/Best, Guilford Press, New York, NY
Visual Texts throughout book
The Postmodern Turn, Kellner/Best, Guilford, New York, NY
Visual Texts throughout book

RAWWAR, DAM Berlin, 06 May – 25 June 2022
PORN TO PIZZA – Domestic Clichés, DAM Berlin, 5 September – 24 October 2015
AESTHETICA, DAM Berlin, 29 May – 1 August 2015
ARTIFACTS, DAM Berlin, 30 January – 21 March 2015