Peter Nelson is a visual artist and academic working at the intersection of landscape theory and computer games. Originally trained in painting and drawing, Nelson currently produces exhibitions across a number of media, from painting and drawing, to animation, 3D printed sculpture and interactive game-based systems. Across these disciplines, he is engaged in a prolonged consideration of the history of landscape images, how they are remediated by technological shifts, and how these shifts absorb and reflect changes in our relationships with the physical environment.

He has been working between Australia and East Asia for the past 10 years, and has undertaken residency projects with Taipei Artist Village (Taipei), Organhaus (Chongqing), Red Gate Gallery (Beijing), Serial Space (Sydney) and the City of Sydney. He has held numerous group and solo exhibitions, including projects with HanArt TZ Gallery (Hong Kong), The National Palace Museum (Taiwan), The Sichuan Fine Art Academy Museum (Chongqing) and the K11 Art Foundation (Hong Kong). He has recently completed a PhD with the School of Creative Media (Hong Kong), researching the historical implications of computer game landscapes.    

Recent/Current/Upcoming

[Group Exhibition] Serious Games HOW Art Museum Shanghai

 2 August - 2 November, 2019

[Solo Exhibition] Crab_Backup, Wellington Street Projects, Sydney. 19 June - 19th July, 2019

[Group Exhibition] Liminal Encounters

- Exhibition with the Asia Society, Hong Kong, 5th Nov 2018 - 26 Jan 2019

[Group Exhibition] 6th Taiwan International VIdeo Art Exhibition

- Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei

- 20/10/2018 - 13/01/2019

[Paper] Encoding the Symptom or the Cause? Values in the Design of Computer Games that Represent School Mass Shootings

- The Philosophy of Computer Games Conference, IT University, Copenhagen

Crab_Backup
The Data Stones
Autosave: Redoubt
Trench
Super Constant
Things That Look Like Rocks
Grottspace
Landscape Tractate
Grids and Stones
The Mountain Without The Words
Extensions of a No-Place (文徵明)
Extensions of a No-Place (仇英)
The Clockwork Man
The Stone Buildings
Extensions of a No-Place (drawings)
Mountain Drawing
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