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Ian Cheng

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books and General Publications
WorldEx: Exploring the Worlds of Ian Cheng. Seoul, South Korea: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 2022.
Life After BOB. New York: Metis Suns, 2019.
Ian Cheng: Emissaries Guide to Worlding. London: Serpentine Galleries, 2018.
Envision 2116 Shanghai Project, Chapter 2. Shanghai: Shanghai Project, 2017.
Ian Cheng: Forking at Perfection. Zurich: Migros Museum Für Gegenwartskunst and JPR|Ringer, 2016.
Iles, Chrissie, Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art; Yale University Press, 2016.
Take Me (I’m Yours). New York: Jewish Museum, 2016.
Julia Stoschek Collection: Welt am Draht. Berlin: Julia Stoschek Foundation, 2016.
Stranger. Cleveland: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2016.
Live Simulations. Düsseldorf: Kunsthalle Dusseldorf and Spector Books, 2015.
Kaunas Biennial NETWORKED. Kaunas: NGO Kaunas Biennial, 2015.
Taipei Biennial 2014: The Great Acceleration. Taipei: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, 2015.
Screen Play: Life in an Animated World. Buffalo: Albright Knox Art Gallery; London: D Giles Limited, 2015.
12th Lyon Biennale – Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then. Dijon: Les presses du reel, 2013.
Ian Cheng: This Papaya Tastes Perfect. Miami: Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, edition of 75, 2011, 48 pages.
Selected Articles and Reviews
Han-sol, Park. "AI, video game engines become philosophical tools for Ian Cheng," Korea Times, March 7, 2022.
Irizarry, Elvis. “A little girls life, an AI's future,” International Examiner, December 2021.
“The Apollo 40 Under 40 Art & Tech podcast: the art of gaming,” Apollo, December 3, 2021.
Kissick, Dean. “The Downward Spiral: Five Years,” Spike Art Magazine, December 8, 2021.
Frey, Angelica. “Ian Cheng’s Life After BOB,” ARTnews, October 20, 2021.
Rose, Frank. “Very Personal Computing: In Artist’s New Work, A.I. Meets Fatherhood,” The New York Times, September 1, 2021.
Goodman, Matthew Shen. “Lurking in an AI World,” Art in America, January 01, 2020.
Armstrong, Annie. “’There’s Something Maniacal About Basic Desires’: Ian Cheng on His Gladstone Gallery Show, Artificial Intelligence, and His Fear of Snakes,” Art News, February 4, 2019.
Yerebakan, Osman Can. “Ian Cheng with Osman Can Yerebakan,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 5, 2019.
Goodwin, Connor. “An Interactive Encounter with A. I. in New York,” Blouin Art Info, February 13, 2019.
Ugelvig, Jeppe. “8 Artists Pushing the Limits of Digital Effects and VR,” Artsy, February 20, 2019.
Laddaga, Reinaldo. “Ian Cheng,” 4 Columns, February 22, 2019
“Ian Cheng – Emissaries,” Parameter, February 28, 2019.
Chan, Dawn. “Ian Cheng,” Artforum, May 2019
Aima, Rahel. “BOB Meets World: Ian Cheng Arrives at the Venice Biennale With His AI Simulations,” Cultured, May 7, 2019
Davis, Ben. “Does Ian Cheng’s AI Creature ‘BOB’ Mark the Dawn of the ‘Centaur Artist?’ Or the ‘Satyr Artist?’” artnet news, March 18, 2019
Creahan, Daniel. “New York – Ian Cheng: “BOB” at Gladstone Gallery Through March 23, 2019,” Art Observed, March 13, 2019
“Ian Cheng,” Living Content, Issue 18, Summer 2018
Quack, Gregor. “On the Other Side of the Gate,” BLAU Magazine, May 2018.
Armstrong, Stephen. “Ian Cheng’s art is inspired by The Sims and created with Al,” Wired, May 6, 2018
Rafferty, Penny. “Spring in Berlin: Five Shows to See,” Elephant, April 13, 2018.
Hamilton, Isobel. “Meet BOB, an interactive AI creature living in Hyde Park,” Mashable, April 6, 2018.
“Ian Cheng: Emissaries, Serpentine Gallery,” Culture Whisper, March 27, 2018.
Fontaine, Pearl. “Anthea Hamilton, Ian Cheng, Andreas Gursky and More Must-See London Shows,” Whitewall Magazine, March 21, 2018.
Sims, Alexandra. “40 dreamy things to do in London this weekend,” TimeOut London, March 16, 2018.
Judah, Hettie. “Ian Cheng’s A.I. Artwork Has Come to Seduce You,” Garage Magazine, March 15, 2018.
Crosby, Eric. “In Plain View: Ian Cheng’s Live Simulations,” art21, March 2, 2018.
Harrison, Anya. “Ian Cheng and Sondra Perry at Serpentine Gallery,” Modern Painters, March 2018.
Crosby, Eric. “In Plain View: Ian Cheng’s Live Simulations,” art21, March 2, 2018.
Solway, Diane. “How the Collectot Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Became Italy’s Peggy Guggenheim,” W Magazine, February 26, 2018.
McDermon, Daniel. “Down an Internet Rabbit Hole With an Artist as Your Guide,” New York Times, December 13, 2017.
Casadio, Mariuccia. “Infiniti altrove,” Vogue Italia, November 9, 2017.
“Lost Track of Your Favorite Artist? Here’s a Guide to the Latest Round of Rising-Star Gallery Swaps,” Artnet News, September 21, 2017
Schwendener, Martha. “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” The New York Times, September 7, 2017.
Crow, Kelly. “Ian Cheng’s Videogames Take On a Life of Their Own,” The Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2017.
Freeman, Nate. “Gladstone Now Represents Ian Cheng,” ARTnews, September 5, 2017.
Wong, Mimi. “Ian Cheng: Emissaries at MOMA PS1,” Art Asia Pacific, July/August 2017.
Keats, Jonathan. “Discover How Video Games Predict Global Catastrophes at This Innovative MoMA PS1 Exhibit,” Forbes Magazine, August 14, 2017.
Pepi, Mike. “Your mind is not a computer: on Ian Cheng at MoMA PS1,” The Art Newspaper, June 15, 2017.
Vickers, Ben. “Virtual Reality: Dreaming Awake at the End of Time,” Spike Magazine, Summer 2017.
Wu, Danielle. “Confronting our Existential Dilemmas in a Live-Simulated Fantasy World,” Hyperallergic, May 2017.
Lau, Charlene K. “Ian Cheng: Emissaries,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2017.
Clayton, Jace. “One Take: Ian Cheng’s Emissaries,” Frieze Magazine, May 2017.
Scott, Andrea. “Watch the Absorbing and Tedious Simulations of Ian Cheng,” The New Yorker, 16 May 2017.
Scott, Andrea. “Ian Cheng’s Alternative Realities at MoMA PS1,” The New Yorker, May 15, 2017.
Halter, Ed. “Ian Cheng: Welcome to the Sentient Atoll: the artist brings his cyber-biological worlds to MoMa PS1,” 4 columns, April 26, 2017.
“Espace Louis Vuitton München – Ian Cheng: EMISSARY FORKS featuring THOUSAND ISLANDS,” E-flux, April 18, 2017.
Scott, Andrea. “Spring Art Preview”, The New Yorker, March 13, 2017.
Greenberger, Alex. “MOMA names recent acquisitions: James Turrell’s ‘Meeting,’ a 12-foot-long Mark Bradford painting, K8 Hardy video and more,” Art News, January 20, 2017.
Schrock, Roddy. “Understanding the Building Blocks of Our Machine World with Art.” Hyperallergic, January 2017.
Meyers, Todd. “Critics’ Picks: Overpop,” Artforum, September 2016.
Archey, Karen. “Ian Cheng: Forking at Perfection,” Artreview, September 2016.
Mellin, Haley. “Creatures of Narrative: Ian Cheng in conversation with Haley Mellin,” Garage Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016.
Wilk, Elvia. “Ian Cheng,” Cura 23, Fall 2016.
Fite-Wassilak, Chris. “Liverpool Biennial 2016,” Frieze Magazine, October 2016.
Kerr, Dylan. “Artificial Ecology: Ian Cheng on the Strange Art of Simulating Life, and the Conceptual Merits of Pokémon Go,” Artspace, August 2016.
Farago, Jason. “Interview: Ian Cheng,” Even Art, Summer 2016.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Future Without Humans,” Numéro, Summer 2016.
Farokhmanesh, Megan. “The Museum of Modern Art is currently streaming a game that plays itself on Twitch,” The Verge, June 7, 2016.
Vermeulen, Thomotheus. “The Altergorithm,” Frieze Magazine, April 27, 2016.
Rosenmeyer, Aoife. “Critic’s Guide: Zurich,” Frieze Magazine, April 5, 2016.
Jetzer, Gianni. “Portrait Ian Cheng,” Spike Art Quarterly, April 2016.
Vickers, Ben. “Hermetic Engineering,” Artforum, March 2016.
Greenberger, Alex. “The Cyborg Anthropologist: Ian Cheng on his Sentient Artworks,” Art News, March 2016.
Provan, Alexander. “The Last Platform,” Frieze Magazine, March 2016.
Taylor, Phil. “Reviews: Ian Cheng Pilar Corrias Gallerym” Artforum, February 2016.
Herbert, Martin. “Previews: Suspended Animation,” Artforum, January 2016.
Godfrey Larmon, Annie. “Previews: Ian Cheng,” Artforum, January 2016.
“Ian Cheng”, Interview Magazine, December 2, 2015.
Bier, Arielle. “Review: Ian Cheng at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin,” Frieze Magazine, November/December 2015.
Sansom, Anna. “Ian Cheng: If the simulation game never ends,” Modern Weekly, November 28, 2015.
McLean, Matthew. “Ian Cheng’s “Emissary Forks at Perfection,” Art Agenda, November 17, 2015.
Sansom, Anna. “Ian Cheng: Emissary Forks at Perfection,” DAMN°, November 2015.
Steer, Emily. “Play, Pause, Repeat?: Video at FIAC,” Elephant Magazine, October 2015.
Bailey, Stephanie. “Ian Cheng: Entropy Wrangler,” Leap Magazine, September/October 2015.
“Neighbourhood watch,” British Vogue, October 2015.
Gratza, Agnieszka. “Critics’ Picks: Ian Cheng,” Artforum, June 2015.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich. “Ohne Ende,” Das Magazin, May 2015.
Tinari, Philip. “The Gwangju Biennale and the Taipei Biennial,” Artforum, January 2015.
McClean-Ferris, Laura. “The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene,” art agenda, September 15, 2014.
Fite-Wassilak, Chris. “Review: Three Summer Shows,” Frieze Magazine, September 2014.
Casavecchia, Barbara. “Milan Round Up,” art agenda, March 31, 2014.
Shannon, Thor. “Interview: Ian Cheng,” Out of Order Magazine, August 2014.
Pancotto, Pier Paolo. “Critics’ Picks: The Time Machine (The Survivors),” Artforum, December 2013.
Pinkerton, Nick. “Film: In Rare Form,” Artforum, December 2013.
Kerr, Dylan. “Ian Cheng,” Bomb Magazine, October 10, 2013.
Rittenbach, Kari. “Focus Interview: Ian Cheng,” Frieze Magazine, May 2013.
Katrib, Ruba. “Info Touch”, Mousse Magazine, December 2012.
“24 Artists to Watch,” Modern Painters, December 2012.
Cheng, Ian. “Worlding Raga: 2 – What is a World?” ribbon farm, March 5, 2019.
Cheng, Ian. “Worlding Raga: 4 – Who Worlds?” ribbonfarm, April 2, 2019.
Cheng, Ian. Portal_Ranch.txt, Art in America, April 2017.
Cheng, Ian and Adam Thirwell, CRASH AND a habit, 2017.
Cheng, Ian. “Forking at Perfection”, Mousse Magazine, Summer 2015.
Cheng, Ian. “Infinite Game of Thrones”, The Machine Stops, edited by Erik Wysocan, 2015.
Cheng, Ian. “Infinite Game of Thrones”, Mousse Magazine, November 2014.
Cheng, Ian. “Ian Cheng”, Artforum, Summer 2014.
Cheng, Ian. “Art Inside Us,” Cura, No.16, 2014.
Cheng, Ian. “Future Fictions”, Frieze Magazine, June/August 2013.