Ryder Ripps

Voice of God

June 17 – July 22, 2017
Opening Reception: June 17, 7 – 9pm


Ryder Ripps. Voice of God, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

Ryder Ripps. Voice of God, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

God, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

God, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

God, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

God, Installation view, Steve Turner, June 2017

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Ryder Ripps: Voice of God

Steve Turner is pleased to present Voice of God, a solo exhibition by Ryder Ripps consisting of a quadraphonic soundscape that combines actual social media comments alongside Miserere, Gregorio Allegri’s Renaissance choral masterwork.

According to Ripps, the work gives voice to comment threads otherwise buried in social media’s relentless conversation. “Internet comments, like prayers, operate outside the rules of time and space, existing in personal solitude and yet, remaining within a grand ether, into God’s zone.”

Ryder Ripps is a New York based artist and designer who is known for creating provocative work within and about the internet. In 2009, he created the internet’s premiere art social network, dump.fm. He has exhibited at PS1, Steve Turner, Red Bull Studios, The New Museum and Postmasters Gallery and has collaborated with Ryan Trecartin, Kanye West, M.I.A. and Natalie Kovacs. This is his second solo exhibition at Steve Turner.

Born 1986, New York
Lives and works in New York

2008 BA, The New School, New York

Solo Exhibitions
Voice of God, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Diventare Schiavo, Zucca Project Space, Venice

Barbara Lee, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

Alone Together, Red Bull Studios, New York
Ho, Postmasters, New York

Group Exhibitions
Data, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

rheo GRANDE, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City
The Real World, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
NOT A PHOTO, The Hole, New York
Surph Barn Show, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York

FOMO, La Friche de la Belle de Mai, Marseille
Portrait In The Twenty-First Century, Postmasters, New York
Unoriginal Genius, Carroll/Fletcher, London
…all but for the buzzing…, Royal College of Art, MFA exhibition, London

Rhizome Benefit, New Museum, New York
DIS_RT, HDBOYZ Performance, MoMa PS1, New York
Past Futures with Sun Ra, Eyebeam, New York
READ/WRITE, 319 Scholes, New York
Do-It Manual, RMCAD, Colorado
Miami Art Basel Oceanfront, (with AIDS-3D), Miami

Seminal Netart show, JstChillin, Online
DUMP.FM IRL,  319 Scholes, New York
Bring Your Own Beamer, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York


Caroline Elbador,  The 10 Most Controversial Art Projects of the Last Century, July

Lauren Cornell, Ed Halter, Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century
(Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture),
2015, The MIT Press
Ahmen, Kareem, Ryder Ripps on Putting Virtual Reality Into a Box, New York Times, February
Manning, Emily, How Ryder Ripps is #making The Internet, i-D Magazine, March
Dafoe, Taylor, Ryder Ripps, Ho, The Brooklyn Rail, March

Joanne McNeill, Domenico Quaranta, Nick Lambert, Art and the Internet, Black Dog Publishing
Chen, Adrian, Ryder Ripps: An Artist of The Internet, The New York Times, July

Pathak Shareen, Creativity 50, AdAge, July
Kaganskiy, Julia, OKFocus Thinks Your Web Design Sucks, Vice, April

Johnson, Paddy, Ripps It Up, Print Magazine, October

Crowley, David, Internet Archaeology: In which the internet’s sordid past is preserved and curated, TechCrunch, October

Selected lectures and talks

Semi Permanent, New Zealand

Visiting Lecture, RISD
Art in the Age of Social Media: Right of Publicity and Copyright, Sotheby’s Art Institute

Instagram Mini-Marathon, Moderated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Million Dollar Theater
Lecture for AIGA, Museum of Design

Rhizome, 7 on 7, Barbican Center

LunchBytes, Goethe-Institut/Smithsonian
Guest Lecture, OTIS College

Rhizome Panel, SXSW