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Grant Legassick, a dual South African and British artist, is deeply entrenched in the realm of technology, crafting his artistic vision through an interplay of moving images, networks, data, and new media, augmented reality and AI. His work is more than a mere reflection of the contemporary technological landscape; it is an inquiry and exploration of a rapidly accelerating technological world, probing deep into how technology permeates our lives, interaction modalities, cognition, and even the very essence of art creation.

The underlying narrative of Legassick’s oeuvre is driven by a critical understanding of our algorithmic culture, which shapes and is shaped by the digital age. His art navigates the nuanced complexities of a networked environment, social media, and the broader digital society. These thematic concerns underscore a profound engagement with how technology molds our existence and shapes our artistic expressions.

Legassick’s current practice demonstrates an astute awareness of the intersection between art and technology. It resonates with the pulse of the digital era, mirroring the fluidity and dynamism of virtual connections. His works serve as an artistic commentary on the way technology alters not only the aesthetic appeal of art but also its conceptual depth and significance.

Educationally, Grant Legassick’s intellectual and artistic prowess has been honed through rigorous academic pursuits. He obtained a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Art and Philosophies from the renowned Central Saint Martins in London. This academic background infuses his work with a philosophical underpinning, fostering a rich dialogue between contemporary art practices and the philosophical questions that arise from our increasingly technologized world.

Legassick’s art stands as a testament to the symbiotic relationship between art and technology, probing the existential and ontological questions that are central to our time. His work is not just a mirror reflecting the technological zeitgeist but an active participant in shaping our understanding of the intricate interconnections between human culture and digital innovation.

2019
January: Come together, Tate Modern
May: Taking Shape,Postgraduate Degreeshow, Central Saint Martins
July: The Other Art Fair, West Handyside Canopy, London
July: London Futures, The Crossing, Granary Building, London
November: Art Gemini Prize, Gallery NaWei, Singapore
 
2018
January: Studio Reflex, Tate Modern
March: Apetite, Apiary Studio
November: Postgraduate Art Auction, Central Saint Martins
 
2017
May: Fix Photo Festival, The Bargehouse, London
November: AKAA (Also Known As Africa), Carreau du Temple, Paris
 
2016
November: Urban Etchings, Riflemaker Gallery, London
 
2015
February: Works On Paper Fair, London Science Museum, London
April: Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London
July – September: Ashurst Emegring Artists Prize, Ashurst Emerging Artists space and offices, London
 
2014
March: The Lumen Prize Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
June: The Lumen Prize Exhibition, The Space, Hong Kong
September: National Open Art, Somerset House, London
October: National Open Art, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
October: The Lumen Prize Exhibition, Landaff campus of Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff
November: The Lumen Prize Exhibition, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens
November: The Celeste Prize, Assab One, Milan
December: National Open Art, Minerva Festival Theatre, Chichester
December: The Lumen Prize Exhibition, Auditorium on Broadway, New York
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