Pilar Corrias

Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng

Ian Cheng
Curriculum Vitae

Born 1984 in Los Angeles
Lives and works in New York


Uncanny Valley, De Young, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco – US (forthcoming)
Emissary Trilogy, Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Madrid – ES (forthcoming)
The Shed, New York – US (forthcoming)

BOB, Gladstone Gallery, New York – US

Emissary Forks at Perfection, Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice – IT
Ian Cheng: Emissaries, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin – DE
Ian Cheng, Serpentine Gallery, London – UK

Ian Cheng, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh – US
EMISSARIES, MoMA PS1 (curated by Peter Eleey with Jocelyn Miller), New York
Espace Louis Vuitton München (in association with KINO DER KUNST Festival), Munich – DE

Forking at Perfection, Migros Museum, Zurich – CH

Emissary Forks At Perfection, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
Emissary in the Squat of Gods, Standard (Oslo), Frieze New York – US
Emissary in the Squat of Gods, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist), Turin – IT
Real Humans, with Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (curated by Elodie Evers, Irina Raskin), Düsseldorf – DE

Ian Cheng, Triennale Di Milano (curated by Filipa Ramos & Organised by Edoardo Bonaspetti), Milan – IT

Baby Feat. Bali, Standard (Oslo), Oslo – NO
Frieze Frame, Formalise Sidewalk Poetry Club, Frieze London – UK
Entropy Wrangler, Off Vendome, Dusseldorf – DE
Too Humans All Too Humans, Vanity, Los Angeles – US

This Papaya Tastes Perfect, Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami – US


Mud Muses, Moderna Museet, Stockholm – SE
If The Snake, Okayama Art Summit, Okayama – JP
The Sound of Silences Imploding, The Biennale of Moving Images, Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Turin – IT
May You Live in Interesting Times, Venice Biennale, Venice – IT
New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, MoMA – New York
Leaving The Echo Chamber, Sharjah Biennial 2019, Sharjah – AE
Trouble in Paradise: Collection Rattan Chadha, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam – NL
Life to come (Curated by Asad Raza), Metro Pictures, New York – US

WILDERNESS, Schirn, Frankfurt – DE
Low Form. Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, MAXXI, Rome – ITL
Ghost: 2561, Bangkok City City Gallery, Bangkok – TH
Low Form, MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome – IT
In Tune with the World, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris – FR
Take me (I’m Yours), Villa Medici-French Academy, (curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara Parisi), Rome – IT
I Was Raised on the Internet, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – US

Take Me (I’m Yours), Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan – IT
Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris – FR
Take me (I’m Yours), Bienalsur, Buenos Aires – AR
The Garden, K11 Art Foundation (curated by Enoch Cheng), Shanghai-CN
Yokohama Triennale 2017 ‘Islands, Constellations and Galapagos,’ Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama – JP
Being There, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk – DK
in relation to a Spectator, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover - DE
Suspended Animation: Headlong into digital space, Les Abattoirs, Musée FRAC Occitanie, Toulouse – FR
Generation Loss: 10 Years, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf – DE
Shanghai Project Chapter 2 Exhibition: Seeds of Time, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Envision Pavilion, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum (curated by Yongwoo Lee and Hans Ulrich Obrist), Shanghai – CN
BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights, Tate Modern (curated by Catherine Wood and Andrea Lissoni), London – UK
After us, K11 Art Foundation, in partnership with the New Museum, New York (curated by Lauren Cornell), Shanghai – CN

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905–2016, Whitney Museum, New York – US
Take Me (I'm Yours), Jewish Museum, New York – US
Overpop, Yuz Museum (curated by Jeffrey Deitch), Shanghai – CN
Liverpool Biennial 2016, Liverpool – UK
WELT AM DRAHT, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin – DE
Suspended Animation, Hirshhorn Museum (curated by Elodie Evers, Irina Raskin), Washington – US
Stranger, MOCA, Cleveland – US

Co-Workers – Networks as Artist, curated by Angeline Scherf & Toke Lykkeberg & DIS, Musee d'Moderne Paris – FR
Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster, curated by Mélanie Bouteloup & Garance Malivel, Bétonsalon, Paris – FR
Screen Play: Life in an Animated World, curated by Cathleen Chaffee, Albright-Knox, Buffalo – US
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York – US
Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, curated by Lisa Schiff, Leslie Fritz, Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin – DE

Taipei Biennial - The Great Acceleration, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud), Taipei – TW
Phantom Limbs, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London – UK
Technokinesis, Blum & Poe (curated by Jenny Jaskey & Andrea Neustein), Los Angeles, New York – US
Dreams that money can't buy, MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI secolo (curated by Cura Magazine), Rome – IT
chatbots, tongues, denial, and various other abstractions, Bortolami Gallery (curated by Jacob King), New York – US
Season Eight: Pierre Huyghe, The Artist's Institute (curated by Jenny Jaskey), New York – US
International Women's Day, Night Gallery, Los Angeles – US

The Time Machine, Cura Basement (curated by Cura Magazine), Rome – IT
Love of Technology, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami (curated by Alex Gartenfeld), Miami – US
12th Lyon Biennial - meanwhile, suddenly, and then, Le Sucriere (curated by Gunnar Kvaran), Lyon – FR
Freak Out, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York – US
ProBio, Expo1, MoMA PS1 (curated by Josh Kline), New York – US
HMV, Foxy Production (curated by Alex Shulan), New York – US
3D MODELS, curated by Dis, DisImages.com
EIN HAMMER AUF DEN KOPF KANN DIE SEELE VERLETZEN, Volker Bradtke (curated by Adam Harrison), Düsseldorf – DE

A programming language, curated by Kari Rittenbach, Primary Work Surface, London – UK
A Disagreeable Object, curated by Ruba Katrib, Sculpture Center, New York – US
You told me the other night, West Street Gallery, New York – US
how to download a boyfriend, curated by Badlands Unlimited, iTunes Store
December, curated by Howie Chen, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York – US


MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York

BA Cognitive Science, BA Art Practice, UC Berkeley, Berkeley


The Award for Filmic Oeuvre, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris – FR


Bad Corgi, Serpentine Galleries Digital Commission, a mindfulness app for iOS

3D MODELS looking for work, DisMagazine, with Preston Chaunsumlit

Liars - Brats, Liars, Mute, music video


Design Media Arts Lecture Series, University of California, Los Angeles – US
new art, flag art, good art, portal art, Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley – US

GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, Serpentine Galleries, London – UK
An Evening with Ian Cheng, Museum of Modern Art, New York – US

Open Score: Together in Electric Dreams, Rhizome, New York – US
New Ways to See: Digital Art Criticism Now, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York – US
Art + Science: Artificial Intelligence, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC – US

Seven on Seven, Rhizome, New Museum, New York – US
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor – US
International Film Festival, Rotterdam – NL

Migrating Forms, BAM, New York – US
Off The Air, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network – US
New Director's Showcase, Cannes Lion – FR

BUG, British Film Institute, Southbank, London – UK


Gianni Jetzer, Portrait Ian Cheng, Spike Art Quaterly, April
Ben Vickers, Hermetic Engineering, Artforum, March

Ian Cheng, Interview Magazine, December
Arielle Bier, Review: Ian Cheng at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Frieze Magazine, November/December
Agnieszka Gratza, Critics’ Picks: Emissary in the Squats of Gods, artforum.com, November 
Matthew McLean, Review: Emissary Forks At Perfection, Art Agenda, November
Stephanie Bailey, Ian Cheng: Entropy Wrangler, Leap Magazine, September/October
Ian Cheng, Forking at Perfection, Mousse Magazine, May
Ian Cheng, Live Simulations, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Spector Books (publication)

Ian Cheng, Infinite Game of Thrones, Mousse Magazine, November
Ian Cheng, Ian Cheng, Artforum, Summer
Dylan Kerr, Ian Cheng, Bomb Magazine, October
Ian Cheng, Future Fictions, Frieze Magazine, June/August
Kari Rittenbach, Focus Interview: Ian Cheng, Frieze Magazine, May


Gianni Jetzer, Portrait Ian Cheng, Spike Art Quaterly, April
Ben Vickers, Hermetic Engineering, Artforum, March

Ian Cheng, Interview Magazine, December
Arielle Bier, Review: Ian Cheng at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Frieze Magazine, November/December
Agnieszka Gratza, Critics’ Picks: Emissary on the Squats of Gods, artforum.com, November
Matthew McLean, Review: Emissary Forks At Perfection, Art Agenda, November
Stephanie Bailey, Ian Cheng: Entropy Wrangler, Leap Magazine, September/October
Forking at Perfection, Mousse Magazine, No.49, Summer
Ian Cheng, Live Simulations, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Spector Books, May

Infinite Game of Thrones, Mousse Magazine, No.46, December
On Cartooning, Artforum, Summer issue
Interview with Thor Shannon, Out of Order Mag No.4, August
Art Inside Us, Cura Magazine no.16, April

Interview, with Dylan Kerr, Bomb Magazine, October
Future Fictions, Frieze issue 156
Where is Production? Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture, published by Sculpture Center
Interview, with Kari Rittenbach, Frieze issue 155, May