Patricia Coates


Canadian artist Patricia Coates works in performance, installation, video, living material (indigenous trees grown from seed), and social media.
She weaves themes of entropy, enthalpy, and the absurd as a way to disclose a paradox of the human condition: our constructive and destructive selves.
Her work attempts to uncover something about who we are and how we have come to a tipping point of crisis. The persona, the artist’s alter ego, is a woman refusing limits. Yet, her call for restitution plays out like a Sisyphean gesture: Tenacity and futility reign.

Coates’s working stay in Berlin is kindly supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Embassy of Canada, Berlin and Satellite Berlin – Art in collaboration

15.01. – 15.06.2019