Cheang_photo by  Iryna Zakharova at OKNO Brussels

Shu Lea Cheang
Shu Lea Cheang is an artist, conceptualist, filmmaker, networker. Cheang constructs networked installations and multi-player performances in participatory impromptu mode. She drafts sci-fi narratives in her film scenario and artwork imagination. She builds social interfaces and open networks that permit public participation. Cheang concluded her two decades (80s and 90s) of New York art practices with BRANDON (1998-1999), the first Guggenheim museum web art commission and part of its permanent collection.

Cheang expands her cross-genre gender-bending performative-interactive works since relocated in the Eurozone in 2000. She has co-founded networked performance entities - kingdom of piracy (since 2002), take2030 (since 2003), mumbai streaming attack (since 2004), AKA the castle (since 2008) and laptopsrus (since 2009). She has held residencies and exhibited with Waag Society (Amsterdam), V2 (Rotterdam), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Venice Biennale (Venice), Ars Electronica (Linz), La Gaite Lyrique (Paris), OKNO (Brussels), transmediale (Berlin) among others. Currently situated in post-net BioNet zone, her production concerns bio-techno politics, urban food cycles, mutated virus and speculative futures. Recent work titles include UKI (2009 -2014), Moving Forest (2008-2012), Baby Work (2012), Composting the city | Composting the net (2012-2013), FLUID (2014).

Broadcasts ORF-Kunstradio:

10. 11. 2013: Kunst, Wasser, Information, Teil 2: Fieldwork