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Ian Cheng

 
IAN CHENG
Born 1984 in Los Angeles, California
Lives and works in New York
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Awards and Grants
2017
The Award for Filmic Oeuvre, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris 
2013
New Director’s Showcase, Cannes Lion
2012
Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Visual Arts Grantee
2008
Ninah and Michael Lynne Fellowship
2006
Eisner Award for Film and Video, Berkeley Pacific Film Archive
Education
2009
MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York
2006
BA Cognitive Science, BA Art Practice, UC Berkeley, Berkeley
Solo Exhibitions
2024
“Thousand Lives”, Gladstone Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2023
Pilar Corrias, London, England
2022
“Worlding,” Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
“Life After BOB: The Chalice Study
2021
“Life After BOB: The Chalice Study,” LUMA Foundation, Arles, France [traveled to:
Luma Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland, The Shed, New York, Light Art Space, Berlin (2022)]
“Life After BOB: The Chalice Study,” Luma Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland
“Life After BOB: The Chalice Study,” LUMA Foundation, Arles, France
2020
“Emissaries,” curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Fundacion Fernando de Castro, Madrid
2019
“BOB,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
2018
“Emissary Forks at Perfection,” Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice, Italy
“Ian Cheng: Emissaries,” Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany
“Ian Cheng,” Serpentine Galleries, London, United Kingdom
2017
“Emissary Sunsets The Self,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
“EMISSARIES,” MoMA PS1, New York
“EMISSARY FORKS featuring THOUSAND ISLANDS,” Espace Louis Vuitton München,
Munich, Germany
2016
“Forking at Perfection,” Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
2015
“Emissary Forks At Perfection,” Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, Kingdom
“Emissary in the Squat of Gods,” Standard (Oslo), Frieze New York
“Emissary in the Squat of Gods,” Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
“Real Humans, with Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf,
Germany
2014
“Ian Cheng,” Triennale Di Milano, Milan, Italy
2013
“Baby Feat. Bali,” Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway
“Entropy Wrangler,” Off Vendome, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Too Humans All Too Humans,” Vanity, Los Angeles
“Frieze Frame”, Formalise Sidewalk Poetry Club, London, UK
2011
“This Papaya Tastes Perfect,” Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami
Group Exhibitions
2024
“Summer Show,” curated by Philippe Parreno, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
"Life after B.O.B and Thousand Lives," curated by Julia Kaganskiy, Matadero, Madrid, Spain
2023
"CONNECTING," KANAL Centre Pompidou, Brussels
"Human Is," Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
“Reaching for the Stars”. Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
2022
“The Pieces That I Am,” UCCA Edge, Shanghai, China
“Julia Stoschek Collection’s 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist,”
Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany
“Mountain/Time,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado
“Among the Machines,” Zabludowicz Collection, London, United Kingdom
"Beijing Biennial," Beijing, China
2021
“If Time is Money, Are ATMs Time Machines?,” G Museum, Nanjing, China
“Arcimboldo Face to Face,” Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
“Things, Spaces, Interactions”, M+, Hong Kong
2020
“Drawing 2020,” Gladstone Gallery, New York
“On the Threshold,” Luma, Arles, France
“Worlding Worlds,” MU Hybrid Art House in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
“Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI,” curated by Claudia Schmuckli, De
Young Museum, San Francisco
2019
“Age of You”, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Canada
“If the Snake,” Okayama Art Summit, Okoyama, Japan
“Mud Muses,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm
“The Sound of Silences Imploding,” The Biennale of Moving Images, Officine Grandi
Riparazioni, Turin, Italy
“May You Live in Interesting Times,” Venice Biennale 2019, Venice
“New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-first Century,” Museum of Modern Art,
New York
“Trouble in Paradise”: Collection Rattan Chadha, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
“Leaving the Echo Chamber,” Sharja Biennial 2019, Sharja, United Arab Emirates
“Come to Life,” Organized by Asad Raza, Metro Pictures, New York
2018
Biennial of Moving Images,” Geneva, Switzerland
“WILDERNESS," Shirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
“Low Form,” MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome
“Ghost: 2561,” Ghost Foundation, Bangkok
“Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965 – 2018,” Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York
“Take me (I’m Yours)”, Villa Medici-French Academy, Rome, Italy
“I Was Raised on the Internet,” MCA Chicago, Chicago
“Au Diapason du Monde,” Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
“Collection,” Musée d’Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon, France
2017
“Take Me (I’m Yours),” Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
“Etre moderne: Le MoMA à Paris,” Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
“Being There,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
“in relation to a Spectator,” Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
“Take Me (I’m Yours),” Bienalsur, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“The Garden,” K11 Art Foundation, chi art space, Shanghai, China
“Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations and Galapagos,” Yokohama Museum
of Art, Yokohama, Japan
“Being There,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
“Suspended Animation: Headlong into digital space,” Les Abattoirs, Musée FRAC
Occitanie, Toulouse, France
“Generation Loss: 10 Years,” Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, Germany
“Shanghai Project Chapter 2 Exhibition: Seeds of Time,” Shanghai Himalayas Museum,
Envision Pavilion, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights,” Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
“After us,” K11 Art Foundation, New York, Shanghai, China
2016
“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905–2016,” Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York
“Take Me (I’m Yours),” Jewish Museum, New York
“Overpop,” Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
“Liverpool Biennial 2016,” Liverpool, United Kingdom
“WELT AM DRAHT,” Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin, Germany
“Suspended Animation,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
“Stranger,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland
2015
“Co-Workers,” Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
“Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster,” Bétonsalon, Paris, France
“Works on Paper,” Greene Naftali, New York
“Screen Play,” Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York
“Open Source,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
2014
“Taipei Biennial – The Great Acceleration,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
“Phantom Limbs,” Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom
“Technokinesis,” Blum & Poe, New York
“Dreams that money can’t buy,” MAXXI, Rome, Italy
“Chatbots, Tongues, Denial, and various other abstractions,” Bortolami Gallery, New York
“Season Eight: Pierre Huyghe,” The Artist’s Institute, New York
“International Women’s Day,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles
2013
“The Time Machine,” Cura Basement, Rome, Italy
“Love of Technology,” Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami
“12th Lyon Biennial – meanwhile, suddenly, and then,” Le Sucriere, Lyon, France
“Freak Out,” Greene Naftali, New York
“ProBio,” MoMA PS1, New York
“HMV,” Foxy Production, New York
“3D MODELS,” DisImages.com
“EIN HAMMER AUF DEN KOPF KANN DIE SEELE VERLETZEN,” Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012
“A Disagreeable Object,” Sculpture Center, New York
“A programming language,” Primary Work Surface, London, United Kingdom
“how to download a boyfriend,” iTunes Store
“POST MoDERN,” Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
“You told me the other night,” West Street Gallery, New York
2011
December,” Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York
2009
“Columbia University MFA Thesis Show,” Fisher Landau Center for Arts, New York