Born 1973, Griffith, New South Wales. Lives and works Sydney.
Simon Yates’ art practice takes the form of low-tech inventions, including walking robots and 3D optical illusions, as well as experimental collections of information in zines and illustrated narratives. He has exhibited in Australia and internationally. Solo exhibitions include Total Perspective Vortex, 55 Sydenham Road Gallery, Sydney (2016); Biblioburbia, with Vanessa Berry, First Draft Gallery, Sydney (2012); Do not open until… Mori Gallery, Sydney (2009); Universal Cloaking Device, Artspace, Sydney (2005); Artificial Intelligence, with Shane Haseman, Blaugrau Gallery, Sydney (2001)
Group exhibitions include Soft Core, Casula Powerhouse (2016); New Contemporaries, SCA Galleries, Sydney (2014); Awfully Wonderful, Carriageworks (2011); New Acquisitions 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2010); Before and After Science, Art Gallery of South Australia (2010); NEW 09, ACCA, Melbourne (2009); Primavera 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2006).
Quotation: Simon Yates, artist talk, MCA Collection: New Acquisitions in Context 2010