Artist

BABY MANIAC

Shu Lea Cheang is an artist and filmmaker whose work aims to re-envision genders, genres, and operating structures. She builds social interface with transgressive plots and open network that permits public participation. Her major installations include COLOR SCHEMES (1990) at Whitney Museum of American Art; Those Fluttering Objects of Desire (1992 - 1993) at Whitney Biennale 1993; Garlic=RichAir (2002 ongoing ) presented by Creative Time in New York City (2002), Venice Biennale (2003) and resurrected by rhizome's Net Art Anthology at New Museum (2019); Locker Baby Project of 3 editions: Baby Play (2001) at NTT[ICC] Tokyo, Baby Love (2005) at Palais de Tokyo and Baby Work (2012) at ZERO1 San Jose. As a net art pioneer, her BRANDON (1998 - 99) was the first web art commissioned by New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her feature length films, FRESH KILL (1994), I.K.U. (2000) and FLUIDø (2017), respectively termed ecocybernoia, sci-fi cyberpunk, and sci-fi cypherpunk, defined their own genres of queer sci-fi cinema. From homesteading cyberspace in the 90s to her current retreat to post-netcrash BioNet zone, Cheang takes on viral love, bio hack in her current cycle of works. She represented Taiwan with 3x3x6, a mixed media installation at Venice Biennale 2019. She is at work on UKI (2009 -2022), a viral alt-reality cinema with a CNC/DICRéAM (France) development fund and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2020). http://mauvaiscontact.info

Videography

Coming Home

1995, 05:00 minutes, colour, Japense with English subtitles

Fingers & Kisses

1995, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

Sex Bowl

1994, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

Sex Fish

1993, 06:00 minutes, colour, English