Inside this desert
September 13, 2012 — November 11, 2012
BAWAG Contemporary Vienna presents the first solo exhibition of Scottish artist Katie Paterson in Austria.
Katie Paterson strives to communicate unimaginably large or distant occurrences in nature or the universe, transforming them through the medium of everyday objects or materials and reducing them to a human scale. Her projects make use of sophisticated technologies, from satellites to telescopes, and specialist expertise of a range of scientists to stage intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements with nature, ecology, geology, and cosmology.
Katie Paterson was born in Scotland in 1981 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, graduating in 2007. Paterson has exhibited internationally, recent exhibitions including the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, the Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Art Oxford, the Power Plant, Toronto, PERFORMA, New York, Altermodern (Tate Triennial 2009) at the Tate Britain, BALTIC, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, and Haunch of Venison, London. She was recently Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence at the Physics and Astronomy Department of the University College London and held a John Florent Stone fellowship at the Edinburgh College of Art. Her work features in the collections of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, the Guggenheim, New York, the Zabludowicz Collection, London, ARTIUM, Spain, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. more