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July 7, 1986|
New York City, New York, United States
|Education||Eugene Lang/New School, New York City, New York (Bachelor of Arts)|
|Known for||ECD at OKFocus|
Ryder Ripps (born July 7, 1986) is a conceptual artist living in New York City. He is the creative director of OKFocus, a digital marketing and design agency. Ripps received a BA from The New School. He is an alumnus of City As School, class of 2004.
Life and work
Ripps' work has been included in many group shows at venues such as MoMA PS1, Eyebeam, Carroll/Fletcher, and the Royal College of Art. He has lectured at Rhizome, ForYourArt and Sotheby's. Ripps is the creator of several websites, including Internet Archeology, Dump.fm, and VFiles.
Ripps' first solo exhibition took place in January 2015 at Postmasters Gallery in New York City, titled "HO". It featured large-scale oil painted portraits derived from the Instagram account of model Adrianne Ho. "Rips transformed self-portraits she posted online into expressive, highly distorted pictures.
Ripps had a solo exhibition at Red Bull Studios in February 2015.
In May 2017, Ripps premiered an installation during the Venice Biennale titled "Become a Slave" featuring two interactive works. The first exhibit was VRR (Virtual Reality Reality), a full-body virtual reality experience where participants work a virtual assembly line packing the very VR headset components they're using as they work the virtual assembly line.  The second exhibit, Voice of God, was a phonic installation mixing comments on a wide array of social media posts with Allegri’s Miserere, a choral work written for the Sistine Chapel. Voice of God freezes a social media post on an actual iPhone screen while the comments from the post sonically surround the viewer. 
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