Tyler Coburn is an artist and writer based in New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Coburn's writing has appeared infrieze, e-flux journal, Mousse, Art-Agenda and Rhizome, among others. His performances, sound works and installations have been presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; South London Gallery; Kunstverein Munich; CCA Glasgow; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; CAC Vilnius; LAXART, Los Angeles; and SculptureCenter, New York.
University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles CA
M.F.A. Studio Art, 2012
Yale University, New Haven CT
B.A. Literature with an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Visual Culture, 2006
"Charter Citizen," e-flux journal #52
"Waste Management," a portfolio for BOMB, 2014
"NaturallySpeaking," an essay for You Are Here: Looking at Art After the Internet, Cornerhouse Books, 2014
"Re-Skilling the Artist," Art & Education, a collaboration of Artforum and e-flux, 2014
"Bilging a Wetter's Fly Trap," a roundtable discussion with Jenny Jaskey, Michael Portnoy and A.E. Benenson, Mousse, July/August 2014
Robots Building Robots, a travelogue published by CCA Glasgow, 2013
Performances and Appearances:
I'm that angel, an ongoing performance sited in data centers, in collaboration with South London Gallery; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp; CAC Vilnius; Peep-Hole, Milan; and others.
Digital labor, online writing, vocal performance, the physical Internet, smart urbanism, extrastatecraft
Awards and Honors:
2014-15 Rhizome Commission