sven piayda is a visual
artist working with photography, video, sound and computer generated imagery.
having studied arts, crafts and design (gestaltungstechnik) in
essen, technology has a fixed role in all pieces, being a carrier of meaning,
never ending in itself.
his works reflect the possabilities of the medium by seducing the viewer
to triggered memories while evoking media criticism by questioning the
abilities and disabilities of the work telling something about the world
— or even the viewer. his pieces often quote art or media history, playing
with a postmodernistic idea of remixing or mirroring the process of image
production and consumption. appearing simple at first glance, piayda´s
work reveals meta-levels in reconsideration.
his works have been shown in galleries, museums, kunstvereine, off-spaces
as well as at film festivals mostly in germany and also worldwide. next
to making shows piayda also collects art by fellowship artists and works
on new ways for enhancing collections and trading artworks. he also holds
lectures on digital art and teaches digital production in sound and vision.
in 2016 piayda recieved the ruhrpreis für kunst und wissenschaft (promotion
prize) as founded by mülheim an der ruhr, germany.
next to the visual output, piayda has been recording and playing live
with bands and projects of different musical styles like dissident(en)
club, the flamma piayda complex, mmaakkee, renert
trio and AESTATE. he has also released solo works as record
of tides, Sellafield., penrose delta, xcrmntr
(for one track) and SVEN.
AESTATE´s live performances have been very rare and they were never
about reproduction, more about pushing the material forward, about transformation
in 2015 AESTATE recieved the hungertuch art award in the music
category. after a waiting period of twelve years he also released a second
album with his solo project record of tides in 2016 and has added
a new release to the catalogue in 2017. recently he focusses his effort
on the audiovisual electronica project record of tides in releasing
music, doing visual art shows, playing live and (hard)deejaying.
the official site svenpiayda.com/svennet became an important basement
of his work, it features information and downloads, up-to-date news and
a blogesque journal. svenpiayda.com also featurs the compleate and growing
portfolio as well as exclusive material and previews via /CAMP.
sven piayda has been represented by ikosaeder gallery in essen
and galerie143, dortmund, germany. he is recently without gallery
representation but certain works are or have been available from galerie
gublia, essen; galerie an der ruhr, mülheim/ruhr and galerie jutta
kabuth, gelsenkirchen as well as sven piayda studio. piayda
releases music via kreislauf.org, pinmusik, crazy language, illphabetik,
digital kunstrasen and zany music.
he lives and works in mülheim an der ruhr, germany and kirchberg plateau,