Sebastian Kite (b.1986, British-German) is an installation artist based in London. Exploring the intersection of art, architecture and music, his site-specific installations employ light, sound, structure, moving-image, technology and performance to illustrate new readings of spaces.
Kite’s immersive environments are created on an architectural scale, rooted in the embodied experience and the immaterial. Placing the audience at the centre of the experience, Kite seeks to disrupt our relationship with the space we live in, demanding a conscious engagement by questioning our perceptions of time.
Often performative, Kite works with choreographers, composers and filmmakers to create a collaborative practice. He has exhibited internationally at Import Projects (Berlin), Saatchi Gallery (London), South Kiosk (London), Wanås Konst (Sweden), Arsenale (Venice), Phoenix (Arizona, US), as well as a diverse range of off-sites such as prisons, bunkers, railway stations and industrial sites.
Trained as an architect at The Glasgow School of Art and Westminster School of Architecture, Kite graduated in 2010. Since then he co-founded his own installation agency, Kite & Laslett (2010-13), and has worked as Head of Design at design agency Jotta Studio (2014-17). Kite has taught at institutions such as The Bartlett UCL and Westminster School of Architecture and in 2015 received the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award.
In 2019 Kite founded Studio SK, a creative platform to translate his creative output into the commercial realm.
Artist Sebastian Kite
Designer Alex Kendall White
Electrical Engineer George Waller
Assistant Quintie Bessels
Horizons Finalist, Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, UK, 2019
Horizons .OBJ, National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland, 2018
We will meet in the place where there is no darkness (PART II) Art Night, London, UK, 2018
The Green Ray Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2018
Continuum II Arte Laguna, Arsenale, Venice, Italy, 2018
Saatchi Gallery, London, 2017
We will meet in the place where there is no darkness
South Kiosk, London, UK 2017
Wanås Konst, Sweden, touring Berlin, London UK, 2015-16
AC Institute, New York, USA, 2014
Sonica Festival, Glasgow, UK, 2013
The Design Museum, London, UK, 2013
Helmkehof, Hannover, Germany, 2013
Import Projects, Berlin, Germany, 2013
+-0 Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany, 2012
Confined NEST, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2012
Restructured St.George's Church, London, UK, 2012
Panoptic, Platform79 - the berlin project
Gerichtsgefängnis, Berlin, Germany, 2012
In Situ The Belfry, St. John on Bethnal Green, London, UK, 2012
Enclosure Hoxton Gallery, London, UK, 2011
Relay ‘A Leap In The Dark’ Testbed1, London, UK, 2011
Musarc St. Bartholomew the Great, London, UK, 2010