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    About / CV

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    what is zzyw

    zzyw is an art and research practice formed by Yang Wang and Zhenzhen Qi in New York in 2014 that leverages critical technical practice and speculative inquiry to challenge hegemonic technological constructs. Through software prototypes, writing, and pedagogical initiatives, zzyw studies the cultural, political, ecological, and educational imprints of modern computing systems while envisioning alternative, more communal and ethical technical futures.

    keep in touch:
    email: hi@zzyw.org
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    Exhibitions

    • 2/2024 - 4/2024 - Other Spring - Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara), Indonesia, Jakarta,
    • 1/2024 - 4/2024 - ThingThingThing - Apparatus Less Experiment 无设备实验, - 数知妙悟 & 四川美术学院实验艺术学院, China, Chongqing, Curated by Iris Long 龙星如 & Qin Yueshi 秦越石
    • 1/2024 - 2/2024 - Other Spring - Singapore Art Week 2024, - Objectifs, Singapore, Singapore,
    • 10/2023 - Other Spring - The Interface Between Humanity and the Universe 3.0 天人之境 v3.0, - China Academy of Art, China, Shanghai, Curated by Ziyang Wu
    • 7/2023 - 10/2023 - Go To Sea 下海 - To Your Eternity 致不灭的你, - Today Art Museum, China, Beijing, Curated by Xin Wang
    • 9/2023 - Other Spring - Ars Electronica, Austria, Linz,
    • 5/2023 - Other Spring - Elektra Virtual Museum, Canada, Montreal,
    • 5/2023 - Other Spring - HMG, South Korea, Yongin,
    • 3/2023 - 4/2023 - ThingThingThing - Glitches in Love: A New Formula, - Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, Tokyo,
    • 11/2022 - Out of Sight - Infinity Games: Impossible Improvisation 无限游戏:不可能的即兴, - West Bund Art & Design 西岸艺术与设计博览会, China, Shanghai, Curated by Baoyang Chen
    • 9/2021 - 11/2021 - LENNA - [Contingent System](https://www.auarts.ca/exhibition/contingent-systems), - Alberta University of the Arts, Canada, Alberta, Curated by Lisa Lipton, Ashley Scarlett
    • 2/2021 - ThingThingThing - World On A Wire, - Rhizome of New Museum @ https://worldonawire.net/, Curated by Michael Connor, Baoyang Chen
    • 11/2019 - 12/2019 - LENNA ThingThingThing - As-Helix, - National Museum of China 中国国家博物馆, China, Beijing,
    • 11/2018 - 3/2019 - ThingThingThing - Bad Code, - Power Station of Art 上海当代艺术博物馆, China, Shanghai, Curated by Xinyi Ren, Ningjue Lv, Jingqiu Li
    • 6/2018 - ThingThingThing - On Collaboration, - Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, US, New York, NY,
    • 6/2018 - PRISM - .Zip Season 2, - 3LD Art & Technology Center, US, New York, NY,
    • 3/2018 - LENNA - New Texture, - Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, South Korea,
    • /2020 - Quarantinediary.ai - ONISIS Foundation, Curated by NEW INC, New Museum
    • 3/ - /2018 - The Black Box Another Internet - Refest 2.0, US, New York, NY,
    • 2/2018 - TV Man - UNCOMPRESSED, - 3LD Art & Technology Center, US, New York, NY,
    • 9/2017 - The Mind Ocean The Black Box, Selfie - CultureHub, US, New York, NY,
    • 9/2017 - Shell PRISM - Riverside Art Museum 山水美术馆, China, Beijing,
    • 5/2016 - The Mind Ocean - Calm Before/After the Storm, - BHQFU Gallery, US, Brooklyn, NY,
    • 6/2016 - LENNA - Chinatown Soup, US, New York, NY,
    • 7/2016 - The Introspection Game - FL:EX Gallery, China, Shanghai,
    • 5/2015 - The Introspection Game - Laboratory Gallery, US, Spokane, WA,

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    Residencies & Memberships

    • 2022 - Fall, Resident Artist , EYEBEAM , New York, NY
    • 2021 - Fall, Artist in Residence , BabyCastles , New York, NY
    • 2020 - Fall, Technology Resident , Pioneer Works , Brooklyn, NY
    • 2019-2020 - Members , NEW INC , New York, NY
    • 2015 - Spring, Resident Artists , Laboratory Residency , Spokane, WA

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    Publications & Research

    • 从高架桥到算法现实:探索技术多样性与个体化路径 From Overpasses to Algorithmic Reality: Exploring Technodiversity and Individualized Paths , Essay , 信睿周报 The Thinker Weekly
    • Networked Worlds [link] , Research Memo , WePresent
    • Appropriately Crap 恰当的烂 [link] , Cultural Critique , LEAP 艺术界
    • Between Code and Mystery , Essay , ESP Culture Magazine
    • Architecting Emergence [link] , Essay , Rhizome
    • The Ambition of Digital Interactivity , Magazine Article , BLINK Magazine
    • Towards A Critique Culture in New Media Education , Essay , Art School Critique 2.0 , Ragged Sky Press

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    Teaching

    • 2023 – Univeristy of Connecticut - Digital Media Design – ∞: Emerging Media & More; Zhenzhen Qi (Assistant Professor)
    • 2023 – School of Art, The Cooper Union – Spring: Computational Studio: Simulated; Yang Wang (Adjunct Professor) , Zhenzhen Qi (Adjunct Professor)
    • 2020 – Teachers College, Columbia University New Media New Form; Zhenzhen Qi (Lecturer)
    • 2019 – Teachers College, Columbia University Theory and Practice of Interactive Media II; Zhenzhen Qi (Lecturer)
    • 2018 – Teachers College, Columbia University Theory and Practice of Interactive Media I; Zhenzhen Qi (Lecturer)
    • 2017 – Department of Transmedia Studies, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) Interactive Media and Visual Programming; Zhenzhen Qi (Visiting Professor) , Yang Wang (Visiting Professor)
    • 2017 – Department of Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University Digital Foundations; Zhenzhen Qi (Lecturer)
    • 2017 – Department of Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University New Media New Form; Zhenzhen Qi (Lecturer)
    • 2015 – Baruch College, City University of New York Programming Interactivity; Zhenzhen Qi (Adjunct Professor)
    • 2015 – City University of New York Multimedia Development; Zhenzhen Qi (Adjunct Professor)
    • 2014 – City University of New York Introduction to New Media; Zhenzhen Qi (Adjunct Professor)

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    Grants & Prizes

    • 2022 - 5th VH Award (Finalist)
    • 2021 - Lumen Prize (Shortlist) , LENNA
    • 2020 - Brooklyn Arts Fund , Too Art, Too Gam

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    Who?

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    Zhenzhen Qi

    Dr. Zhenzhen Qi 漆贞贞 (b. 1983, Ürümqi, China) is an artist, educator, and researcher from China, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She recently accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Digital Media & Design Department at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Qi earned her BS from the University of California, Berkeley, an MPS from New York University's Interactive Telecommunication Program (ITP), and was awarded an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2023. Her doctoral research focused on software simulation as a mode of collective re-making and un-looping. From 2014 until her recent appointment at University of Connecticut, Dr. Qi taught as an adjunct professor at institutions including The Cooper Union, New York University, Teachers College Columbia University, City University of New York (CUNY), and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. In addition to teaching, Dr. Qi has given talks and led workshops at venues such as the Power Station of Art, New Museum, New York Creative Tech Week, Museum 2050, and Asia Art Archive in America. She holds fellowships from Columbia University Teachers College. Dr. Qi has been an artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Eyebeam, and was a member of NEW INC, the New Museum’s art and tech incubator.

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    Yang Wang

    Yang Wang (b. 1989, Zibo, China), aka. 黄瓜, is an artist, writer, and coder, based in New York. His interdisciplinary practice encompasses computational works as well as philosophical writing about technology. He uses computation as both a creative medium and critical subject, recreating simulated environments to examine technology's sociocultural impacts. Wang writes criticism and theory analyzing technology's role. He was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam (2023) and Pioneer Works (2020), and a member of NEW INC at the New Museum (2019-2020). His creative work has been exhibited at institutions including Rhizome, Power Station of Art in China, and the National Museum of China. He has taught courses on computational arts and simulation at The Cooper Union and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Wang holds an MPS in Interactive Telecommunications from NYU and BFA in Artistic Design from University of Science and Technology Beijing. Previously he worked as a creative developer at Rockwell Group and Potion in New York. His background spans computer engineering, media arts, digital design and media studies.

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