Ultraviolet Production House

Bahamas Biennale



Ultra Violet Production House, is an Etsy store by Joshua Citarella and Brad Troemel that provides collectors with do-it-yourself material kits for artworks and fabrication guidance. Works on the store are advertised as digital composites of products sourced from just in time online retailers, presenting a hypothetical view of what the completed work will look like after assembly. Once purchased, collectors are sent parts, tools, and tutorials for fabrication as well as a certificate of authenticity. They may then choose to assemble the work or leave their shipping boxes of parts and tools unopened in mint condition. Started as a way around going into debt to produce artwork, UV’s business model requires minimal start up costs, eliminating the need for studio rents, material tests and storage. Instead, the artists look to spend maximum time on new ideas for products and use composites as a way to let the market decide and pay up front for whichever work it demands.


Showroom presents the second stage of Ultra Violet Production House after 2 years running and 200 unique products released: UV is pleased to announce it now offers pre-assembled fabrication as a premium option for all works purchased. After Showroom, collectors can choose between fabricating their own works (as has been the case) or receiving works pre-assembled. All future UV works will continue to be presented as composites first. Moving forward, as works are purchased with pre-assembly, product listings will be updated to include both the fabricated result as well as the previous composite. UV’s hope in offering pre-assembly is to encourage an understanding that all of the store’s products can be purchased and be made real at any time, that the memetic value of a composited image on Instagram isn’t mutually exclusive to its fabrication potential as a collected work. With this addition UV looks to strengthen its business model to continue to allow for new, direct forms of patronage autonomous from the production debt artists are expected to shoulder. As such Showroom is a presentation of works sponsored by The Stolbun Collection.


The 20 works featured in Showroom were chosen for their ability to translate to an exhibition experience; they are pieces about art and its history rather than the various small business proposals, interior designs, clothing, and edible goods that are also available through UV’s store. Please enjoy this collection of all-new works and don’t forget to like, comment, and share UV products online.



Aspire and Inspire: A Custom Painting of You as A Soldier Returning Home to Your Kids 2017

Acrylic on Canvas





Aspire and Inspire: A Custom Painting of You as A Soldier Returning Home to Your Kids 2017




AGED ALUMINUM Bench (Gallium Soaked) Seated Innovation 2017

Walnut inlayed in PowerMac G5 towers





What Your Phone's Cracked Screen's Palm Reading Can Tell You About The Next Four Years' Federal Interest Rate 2017

UV print on acrylic





Have A Cord Problem And a Spare Half Hour? Try Using Some of That Excess Length To Liven The Room With a Scene From Your Favorite Planet Earth Episode Including The Commercials That Aired During It 2017

auxiliary USB cable, acrylic and cable clips


$12000 + installation



broken Semiotexte grid in Birch Branch Triptych Pine Framed 2017

Birch branches, frames and siemiotext on mdf backing





New Economy Chess Board 2017

birch inlay and plexi in frame





Incense Fence 2017

sandal wood incense and bamboo sticks


$12000 + installation



Incense Fence 2017




Killing This Tree By Covering It In Primer and Light Reactive Paint

Is But a Small Price To Pay To Inaccurately Demonstrate How

Photosynthesis Works To a Public Who Never Asked 2017

blue and purple photochromic pigment on house plant





Transform Your Ceiling Leak Into An Off-Grid Purification Water Source For Pets 2017

three umbrellas, charcoal, gravel and sand





Lean In To Walking: Customizable Resume Sand Impression Sandals 2017

sand in poplar frame with cnc'd vulcanized rubber





Family Growth Charts: Map your child's yearly height in comparison to the projected rise of sea levels over the next 100 years 2017

enamel on mdf panel





This Paintstaking 2,000 Piece Wifi Password Jigsaw Puzzle Will Likely Keep Your AirBNB Guests Busy Long Enough to Avoid Stealing Your Possessions 2017

framed uv print on premium composition board puzzle





Automated Promotion or Dire Warning? This Scarecrow Playing A Live Feed of A Conversation Taking Place Inside at Full Volume Outdoors Will Get The Business You Place it In Front of Whatever Customers It Deserves 2017

clothing straw wood substructure speakers





UPCYCLE planter for book you now find problematic 2017

book and flowering cactus





Science Made Simple: Graphite Circuit of The Bunny You Shot With a BB Gun As a Child then Cried Over The Indignity of Your Wanton Destruction 2017

graphite on paper with battery pack, electrically conductive adhesive and led light





Meat Smoker OR Pet Cremation Chamber and Thermoelectric Conversion Phone Charger from Meat Heat 2017