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Artist Presentation | May 12 2020

Ziyang Wu: A Woman with Technology

Ziyang Wu, A Woman with the Technology, 2019 (detail), Archive, data analysis, three-channel video, AI Chatbot, Animated video based on AI-generated script, VR headset, chrome silver mannequin, various-size LED screens. Courtesy the artist.

 

Born and raised in Xuzhou, China, Ziyang Wu studied at the Florence Academy of Fine Arts in Italy, and the Rhode Island school of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. He moved to New York City in 2018 after several years of teaching at Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minnesota. Wu’s practice is centered on how the virtual world micro-alienates individuals in our “post-digital” and highly alienated society with a focus on Trade war, 5G networks, Black Mirror reality technology, and algorithm bias, translating his ideas through video, augmented reality, Social Practice, Artificial Intelligence simulation and interactive video installations. In this presentation, he focuses on the 2019 project A Woman with the Technology.

Ziyang Wu is one of four artists participating in the 2020 NYC Artist Residency Program dedicated to artists whose practices fill in gaps in historical knowledge and represent a range of diverse voices traditionally underrepresented in the arts. The program is organized by Rachel Gugelberger, RU Residency Program Director/Curator of Programs together with Alyssa Alexander, NYC Residency Program Assistant.

The 2020 NYC Artist Residency Program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council and generous support from individual donors.

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