Established in 2003, United Visual Artists are an art and design practice based in London. UVA produce immersive and responsive work at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, live performance, moving image and digital installation. Reflecting their roots in live show creation, UVA’s work aims to create a social and emotional experience, inviting the ‘audience’ to cross the line and become a part of the work. UVA come from many disciplines including fine art, architecture, communication design, moving image, computer science and engineering. The cross-pollination of diverse skills inspires new fields of exploration and is core to their ethos.
Their work has been exhibited at institutions including the The V&A, the Royal Academy of Art, the South Bank Centre, the Natural History Museum, the Wellcome Collection, Opera North Leeds, YCAM, and toured internationally to cities including Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Yamaguchi, Taipei, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Barcelona. UVA also have large scale permanent art works in Toronto and Istanbul.
In 2007, UVA’s responsive light and sound sculpture Volume won a yellow pencil at the D&AD awards, and featured in the London Design Museum’s ‘Design of the Year’ show in April 2008.
UVA were awarded a distinction for their kinetic installation Chorus at this year’s Prix Ars Electronica.