Based in Sheffield, London & New York
Universal Everything are an international digital art and design collective established in 2004.
Using emerging display technologies as their canvas, UE produce screen- based artworks that subvert cinematic CGI, physics simulations and real-time gaming graphics, to create new forms of moving image. Their work is at times immersive and interactive, often journeying into augmented or virtual reality. It exists at the balance between abstract and figurative – the point at which a hint of life emerges, and technology becomes soulful.
With a background in graphic design and music video direction, UE repurposes the seductive language of modernist design and high-gloss consumerist style into a vibrant, figurative aesthetic. Through this stylised approach to moving image, they explore human behaviours — evolution, parades, the dynamics of crowds – as well as diversity of nature, emotion and a future-positive outlook.
The works are available in limited edition as digital files, bespoke wall-mounted displays and site-specific projections, alongside prints and objects.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018 — Fluid Bodies — Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
2015 — Video Works — Sydney Opera House, Sydney
2013 — Universal Everything & You — Science Museum, London
2011 — Super Computer Romantics — La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
2008 — Forever — V&A Museum, London
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 — AI : More Than Human — The Barbican, London
2019 — New Frontiers — Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City
2018 — Mindpark — Shenzhen, China
2017 — Digital Creatures — Ex Dogana, Rome
2014 — Digital Revolution — The Barbican, London
2008 — Design and the Elastic Mind — MOMA, New York
2019 — What is UE ? — Unit Editions