Patrick Lichty

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Patrick Lichty
Alma materBowling Green State University
Known forRTMark/The Yes Men, Second Front

Patrick Lichty is a conceptual media artist, activist, curator, and educator. Lichty is currently a Creative Digital Media professor at Winona State University.[citation needed]


RTMark/The Yes Men[edit]

In 1997, Lichty joined the activist collective RTMark (pronounced "art-mark").[1][failed verification] Lichty is also member of RTMark's successor group The Yes Men.[1]

Digital tapestry[edit]

He is a creator of digital tapestries, in particular, Jacquard weaving.[1][2] In December 2014, he had a solo exhibition of his tapestry and robotic drawing work called "Sensible Concepts: Mediation as a Way of Being".[3][4]

Virtual reality, Second Life, Second Front[edit]

He is a co-founder of Second Front, a pioneering Second Life performance art group.[1][5]


Lichty's work is in collections of The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN[6][better source needed] and the Smithsonian.[7] He also works as a curator[8] and critic.[9]


  • Lichty, Patrick (2013). Variant Analyses: Interrogations of New Media Art and Culture. Institute of Network Cultures.
  • Lichty, Patrick (2014), Geroimenko, Vladimir (ed.), "The Aesthetics of Liminality: Augmentation as an Art Form", Augmented Reality Art, Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 99–125, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-06203-7_5, ISBN 978-3-319-06202-0
  • Lichty, Patrick (February 1, 2014). The Translation of Art in Virtual Worlds. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199826162.013.027.


  1. ^ a b c d Baumgärtel, Tilman (March 4, 2015). "Tapestries? - Patrick Lichty Interviewed by Tilman Baumgärtel". Furtherfield.
  2. ^ Thomas, Lindsay (January 25, 2013). "Interview with Patrick Lichty". 4Humanities. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  3. ^ "Patrick Lichty, Sensible Concepts".
  4. ^ "Sensible Concepts: Mediation as a Way of Being, By Patrick Lichty". Rhizome. December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ "Second Front Member Man Michinaga". Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  6. ^ "Grasping at Bits: Art and Intellectual Control in the Digital Age – Collections". Walker Art Center. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016.
  7. ^ Helios Photography Online, SPRAWL: American Landscape in Translation [1][dead link]
  8. ^ Lichty, Patrick (2003). "Reconfiguring the Museum: Electronic Media and Emergent Curatorial Models".
  9. ^ Lichty, Patrick Martin (May 19, 2016). "A Rabbit's Tale From The Eyes of Iranian Artist Farideh Lashai".

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