- Patrick Goddard
Patrick Goddard (b.1984/UK) is an artist and writer working in East London, completing an MFA at Goldsmiths University in 2011. Recent works have taken the form of videos, books, performances and sculpture; all with an emphasis on poetry, observational anecdotes or research led articles. Without becoming politically illustrative, many works explore socio-politically loaded issues and although the topics explored can be wide ranging - from conceptions of evil to class politics, sociology to anarchy, the uncanny to the absurd - the works are linked via their tone or approach. Saturated with a sense of pathos, narratives undermine themselves with a self-defeating humor, playfully calling into question the sincerity or authority of the narrator and through this, the artist.
Recent shows include: a solo presentation, Revolver II, Matt’s Gallery, London, Autumn 2014; a group show, Objective Considerations of Contemporary Phenomena, M.O.T. International Projects, London, Autumn 2014; a group show, IV Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, - Moscow Museum of Modern Art, June-August 2014.
Completing a residency over the summer of 2014 at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, the performance APOCALIPSTICdebuted as part of their event Private vs Public: Activism, Economics and Politics Today.
His debut graphic novel, Operation Paperclip, was launched at Matt’s Gallery, London, in June 2014.