Patrick Tresset

Patrick Tresset
Patrick, Human Study #1 (2013)
24cm x 32 cm Ink on Paper

Patrick Tresset
Nude, RNP-IX (2014)
24cm x 32 cm Ink on Paper

Patrick Tresset
Still life, Human Study #2 (2014)
24cm x 32 cm Ink on Paper

Patrick Tresset is a Brussels based artist who develops theatrical installations with robotic agents as actors. Tresset's installations use computational systems that aim to introduce artistic, expressive and obsessive aspects to robots' behaviour. These systems are influenced by research into human behaviour, more specifically how humans make marks, depict other humans, how we perceive artworks and relate to robots.

Tresset also uses robots and autonomous computational systems to investigate the drawings and painting practice. Tresset's work has been internationally exhibited in association with major museums such as The Grand Palais (Paris), The Pompidou Center (Paris), Prada foundation (Milan), Tate Modern (London), Museum of Israel (Jerusalem), Victoria & Albert Museum (London), MMCA (Seoul), BOZAR (Brussels) and at events such as Ars Electronica, Update_5, BIAN Originally a painter, Tresset is part of a generation of artists coming out of Goldsmiths' College (London) computing department.

In 2004 Tresset joined Goldsmiths for an MSc degree in Arts Computing where from 2009 until 2012 he co-directed the AIkon-II project, he holds an MPhil in Arts and technology. Since 2018 he is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Canberra in Australia. Tresset has published research papers in the fields of computational aesthetics, social robotics, drawing research and AI.

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