United Visual Artists (UVA) is a London based creative practice founded in 2003. UVA’s artworks range from small-scale, wall-based pieces to large-scale sculptural installations for cultural institutions and public spaces.
UVA’s lines of enquiry include the tension between real and synthesised experiences - the questioning of our relationship with technology, and the creation of phenomena that transcend the purely physical.
UVA have been commissioned by institutions including The Barbican Curve Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, The Serpentine Gallery, The Wellcome Trust, The British Library, Manchester International Festival, YCAM Japan and MONA museum in Tasmania. Their work has been exhibited at galleries including Blaine Southern, Bryce Wolkaowitz and Riflemaker in London. Permanent works can be found internationally in Toronto, Dubai, Philadelphia and most recently in Paddington London. Editions of Continuum and Always / Never are now in private collections and Our Time commissioned by MONA for Dark Mofo 2016 has been acquired by the museum.
Whilst self-directed enquiry forms the centre of their practice, UVA have collaborated with other specialists in their field. Most notable include Massive Attack on their live performance projects, choreographer Benjamin Millepied and the Paris Opéra Ballet, sound artist Bernie Krause for The Great Animal Orchestra at the Fondation Cartier and most recently with the theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi for the Origins of Art exhibition at the MONA Museum in Tasmania.