UVA (United Visual Artists) is a London based collective founded in 2003 by British artist Matt Clark. UVA’s diverse body of work integrates new technologies with traditional media such as sculpture, performance and site-specific installation.
Drawing from sources ranging from ancient philosophy to theoretical science, the practice explores the cultural frameworks and natural phenomena that shape our cognition, creating instruments that manipulate our perception and expose the relativity of our experiences. Rather than material objects, UVA’s works are better understood as events in time, in which the performance of light, sound and movement unfolds.
UVA has been commissioned internationally by institutions across the world including the Barbican Curve Gallery, Manchester International Festival, Royal Academy of Arts, Victoria & Albert Museum, YCAM, and many others.
UVA is collected by the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, France and MONA, Australia. Public works are sited internationally in Toronto, Dubai, Philadelphia and London.
The practice has an open and inclusive approach to collaboration and has worked with artists including choreographer Benjamin Millepied, filmmaker Adam Curtis, and musicians Massive Attack, Battles, and James Blake. Most recently UVA collaborated with Christopher Bailey for the Autumn/Winter 2018 fashion runway show at Burberry.