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Ian Cheng


Iancheng Portrait

Ian Cheng (b. 1984) was born in Los Angeles and lives and works in New York. He graduated from Berkeley University in 2006 having studied Cognitive Science and then developed his artistic practice at Columbia University, where he graduated in 2009 with a MFA in Visual Arts. Cheng uses a combination of cognitive behaviour recognition patterns and computer stimulations to create an evolving and dynamic aesthetic experience. The artist’s body of work is in a constant state of metamorphosis, never repeating itself. He has also recently been exhibited in a variety of solo shows in Europe at galleries such as Pilar Corrias in London, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Italy (Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist), Kunsthalle Dusseldorf in Germany, Cura in Rome, and many others.


May 23rd, 2017

Badlands Authors Exhibition Highlights

Badlands artists Cauleen Smith, Ian Cheng, Martine Syms, and Rachel Rose are all included in exhibitions this spring. Ian's first U.S. museum solo presentation is up now at MoMA PS1 until September 25th showcasing his simulation series, Emissaries. Andrea K. Scott recently wrote about it for The New... more

June 28th, 2016

Miranda July Picks Kuntalini for TANK Magazine's Summer Reading List

TANK Magazine asked their favorite artists and writers (including Badlands authors Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ian Cheng) for their summer book picks. Miranda July chose Tamara Faith Berger's Kuntalini saying: “I bought this book hoping for good masturbation material, but honestly my mind was too blown t... more