Shu Lea Cheang, a multi-medium artist working in the field of net-based installation, social interface and film production. Her Net installation works were commissioned and permanently collected by Walker Art Center (Bowling Alley, 1995), NTT[ICC], Tokyo (Buy One Get One, 1997) and the Guggenheim Museum (Brandon, 1998-1999).. She made two theatrical feature films, Fresh kill, premiered at Berlin film festival in 1994 and included in Whitney Biennale (New York) in 1995; another feature I.K.U. produced by Tokyo’s Uplink, was premiered at Sundance film festival 2000 . Her recent installation and web projects include BabyPlay (NTT[ICC], Tokyo, 2001), Garlic=RichAir (Creative time, New York, 2002), Burn (Venice Biennale, 2003), Milk (56K bastard TV, 2004), BabyLove (Palais de Tokyo, 2005). She co-founded several collectives: Kingdom of Piracy (based in netspace, since 2001), Mumbai Streaming Attack (based in Zurich since 2003) and TAKE2030 (based in London since 2003). In 2007, she launches “MobiOpera”, a collective public cinema made with mobile phones at the New Frontier, Sundance film Festival. She is currently developing “LOVEME2030”, a series of multi-screen-based installation set in Metropolis Europa.
PROJECTS and EXHIBITION – NET. INSTALLATION. INTERFACE. WEB. DIGITAL.TV.FILM.
MobiOpera (2007), a Sundance Film Festival commission.
PORTA2030 (2006) by TAKE2030, performative urgency network exercise. Node London..
PLENUM (2006) by KOP in collaboration with xxxxx , a 12 hour plenary session at Node London.
BABY LOVE (2005) installation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2005.
LOVEME2030 (2005) Paris edition (30:00, DVD)
RICHAIR2030 by TAKE2030 (2004), wifi roaming performance, toured 10 European cities
MILK (2004), web, 56K bastard TV commission, Switzerland.
FLUID (2004-2005) ,installation Detox, Norway.
TRAMJAM RUSH HOUR (2004) by Mumbai Streaming Attack
INTER—MISSION, THE BALLAD of (UN)DESIRABLE (2003-) installation, HGKZ,
ROLL OVER, CHINA DOLL(2003) installation/performance, MissChina Nuit Blanche2003.
PLATINUM SNAPMEAT, performance event, OUT FESTIVAL2003, Los Angeles.
GARLIC=RICH AIR 2030, net installation, Limbo Zone, Venice Biennale.
RICHAIR2030, performance, installation, Zone of Urgency, Venice Biennale.
BURN (2003), interface/installation, FACT (Liverpool, UK), Zone of Urgency, Venice Biennale.
KINGDOM OF PIRACY (2001-) net project, co-curation.
GARLIC=RICH AIR (2002), Streaming the Fields Public Network Project, CREATIVE TIME
HUMANMATERIALMACHINEFACTOR (2002), artist as mentor, DASARTS
DRIVE BY DINING (2002), installation/performance, Wireless Browser day (Amsterdam)
STOP (2002), web, Shine02 , Amnesty International online digital art exhibition
APT. (2002), web, Shrink to fit net art project, Museum of Communication in Bern
EVERYONE IS AN EXPERT (2001), Interface/installation, Make-World Festival (Munich)
EXPAND (2001), web, Shopping Window net art exhibition, www.telepolis.de (Germany)
BABY PLAY (2001), net installation, NTT[ICC] InterCommunication Center (Tokyo)
I.K.U. (2000), scifi digi porn feature , produced by Uplink Co. (Tokyo)
CARRY ON (2000), web installation, International Woman University (IFU) (Hanover)
BRANDON (1998-1999), web/installation, The Guggenheim Museum and WaagSociety .
BUY ONE GET ONE (1997), NTT[ICC] Biennale Exhibition (Tokyo)
ELEPHANT CAGE BUTTERFLY LOCKER (1996), public net art project (Okinawa,Tokyo)
BOWLING ALLEY (1995), net installation, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis)
SEX FISH++ (1993-1995), video , Video Data Bank and Women Make Movies distribution.
FRESH KILL (1994), 35mm feature. Berlin Film Festival. Whitney Biennial, Channel 4 (UK)
TO ENTER (1993), installation, The Final Frontier, The New Museum of Contemporary Art
THOSE FLUTTERING OBJECTS OF DESIRE (1992-1993), Exit Art, Whitney Biennial..
THE AIRWAVES PROJECT (1991), installation, Capp Street Project, San Francisco.
COLOR SCHEMES(1990) one channel video, PBS TV broadcast, installation, Whitney Museum
WILL BE TELEVISED (1990), 5 part camcoder documents of Asia’s social movement .
MAKING NEWS MAKING HISTORY (1989), installation, American Film Institute.
PAPER TIGER TV (1980-1990), public access TV, producing member.
DEEP DISH TV (1984-1990), public access satellite TV, producing member.
BRANDON (1998-1999), The Guggenheim Museum, New York
Buy One Get One (1997), NTT[ICC] InterCommunication Center, Tokyo
Bowling Alley (1995), Walker Art Center Gallery 9, Minneapolis
Color Schemes (1986), Museum of Modern Art, New York
BABYLOVE, PALAIS DE TOKYO, Paris , National Taiwan Museum of Art, ISEA (2005- 06)
THE ART FORMERLY KNOWN AS NEW MEDIA, The Banff New Media Institute, 2005
RHIZOME ARTBASE 101 @ The New Museum, 2005
NTT[ICC], OPEN NATURE, Tokyo, (Spring, 2005).
VIPER FESTVIAL (October 2004)
DEAF ( Rotterdam 2004)
VENICE BIENNIAL (June, 2003), Z.O.U. (Zone of Urgency) curated by Hou Hanru.
HARDCORE (February, 2003), Palais de Tokyo, Paris, curated by Jerome Sans.
NEW MEDIA LOUNGE (February, 2003) The FACT Center, Liverpool.
UNPLUGGED, ARS ELECTRONICA (2002), Linz, Austria
METROPOLIS (2002), Chicago Art Fair.
AIMll: LUNA PARK PROJECT (2002), Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
SCIFI DIGI PORN (2001) , Julia Friedman Gallery, Chicago
IKU (2000), premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
Dystopia and Identity in the Age of Global Communication (2000), Tribe Gallery, New York
FLUID (2000), The Project, gallery installation, New York, Taipei Fine Art Museum Biennale
TOKYO IKU (2000), gallery installation, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo
BIG DOLL (2000), interface installation, Edith-Ruﬂ-Haus, Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany
THEATRUM ANATOMICUM (1998-1999), installation, Amsterdam
JOHANNESBURG BIENNALE ( (1997)
NTT [ICC] BIENNALE (1997), Tokyo.
WHITNEY BIENNALE (1993, 1995), New York
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART (1990), New York
FELLOWSHIP, PRIZES, GRANTS, HONORS, RESIDENCIES
2003-2004-2005-2006 Arts Council England.
2005-2006 Culture Ministry France
2002, Challenge to the Field Award, Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund for Independent Media.
2001, Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, artist-in-residency, Italy
Fellowship, Japan research residency, Asian Cultural Council
2000, MARS Exploratory Media Lab, GMD Institut für Medienkommunikation Germany
2000, innovative filmmaker of outstanding achievement, Mix Festival, New York
1998-1999, The Mondriaan Foundation , the Ministry for Cultural Affairs in Holland, The Bohen Foundation, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Artist in Residency, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Master Artist Residency, Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, Harvard University
1997, Computer Arts Fellowship, the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Awarded second prize and permanent collection, NTT[ICC] Biennale 1996, Moving Images Installation and Interactive Media Fellowship, the Rockefellor Foundation
Artist-in-residency, Pop, Mass and Sub’, Banff Center for the Arts
1995, Installation grants, AT&T New Voice/New Vision, Walker Art Center
1994, Visual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1992-1993 Film/Video Fellowship, The Rockefellor Foundation
Film production grants, ITVS (Independent Television Service) and Channel Four, UK.
Film development/production grants, New York State Council on the Arts ; American Film Institute
1979, Master of Arts, Cinema Studies, New York University
1976, Bachelor of Arts, History, National Taiwan University