Paul B. Davis (

Paul is an artist and lecturer, currently living and working in London, UK. Paul pioneered the use of video game cartridges as an artistic medium and created the first hacked video game artworks. His Nintendo cartridge work was premiered in 2000, he formed the programming collective BEIGE shortly afterwards, and BEIGE members subsequently used his hacked Nintendo concept to create a distinct body of work that has been exhibited internationally. Regularly exhibits at Seventeen Gallery, London while solo and collaborative work has been shown at the Akademie der Kunste [Berlin], Whitney Museum of Modern Art [NY], Deadtech [Chicago], Vilma Gold [London], Witte de With CENTRE [Rotterdam], Whitechapel Gallery [London], New Museum of Contemporary Art [NY], MOT [London], Lothringer 13 [Munich] and the SONAR Festival [Barcelona]. A classically trained harpsichordist, Paul created the BEIGE World Cassette Jockey Championships - the world’s only cassette-tape DJ battle. His m nd created & curated orks. Hisntialed Up My Show)uers usic has been released on Matthew Herbert's Soundslike label, appeared on DJ Q-Bert’s Wavetwisters DVD, and in Nike and Benihana commercials. Performing as "DJ Spin-Laden", he is possibly the only DJ to ever get thrown off stage at the Technics/DMC World DJ Championships. Recent projects include solo shows in London and Chicago, DJ’ing in the elevator of the Akademie der Kunste, and performing music and wizardy in a duo with DJ LeDeuce [Thrill Jockey] known as The Potions. . d in the elevator of the Akademie der Kunste. peard on tape based DJ battle.sed DJ battle.n. Currently Paul is a lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and a PhD candidate at Central St. Martins. He spends his free time producing beats for St. Louis rapper "Wonton".

With Beige/8-Bit:

BEIGE was a loose knit crew of 4 members - Cory Arcangel, Joe Beuckman, Joseph Bonn and Paul B. Davis that formed in 2000 as an extension of Davis and Beuckman’s Beige Records. They have employed a practice of hacking obsolete 8bit computers and video game systems they found in the trash to make art. BEIGE's work has been called "absolute genius" by XLR8R Magazine; The NYTIMES called BEIGE nerds in 2001, then named BEIGE in their "best moments in art" poll in 2002. Their last release on Beige Records, "The 8-bit Construction Set", is one of the best selling DJ battle records of all time and is notable for using vinyl as a medium for software distribution. Received New York State Council for the Arts grant sponsored by Harvestworks to complete a limited edition Nintendo cartridge and have had solo shows at DEADTECH in Chicago, Lothringer13 in Munich and Space 1026 in Philadelphia. Performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, "The Summer of HTML" Tour across the USA with PaperRad, the Whitney Museum [NY], and the 2004 Liverpool Biennale. BEIGE members have shown work at the Guggenheim [NY], 2004 Whitney Biennial, ICA [London] and Tate Britain, among others.

Last updated Oct 2010