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Shu Lea Cheang


* Entering 2024 - Goree Island, Senegal.
* Screening FRESH KILL (1994), world premiere of remastered 4K DCP at RECLAIM, International Film Festival of Rotterdam.
* screening UKI at WdKA: Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherland


* exhibiting LOVEME2030 (2005) at Amours V - Galerie espace temps, Paris.
* SHU LEA CHEANG AI UTTER published by 90antiope.
* Presenting Nature on Revolt - on Network and Networked collective sonic performance at AudioBlast Festival at APO33, Nantes.
* UTTER (2023) at State of Concept , Athens.


* Selected as 2024 LG Guggenheim award recipient. [video portrait of Shu Lea Cheang]
reports - [Art Review] [The art newspaper] [Vogue Korea]
* Project Native Informant exhibition- Scifi New Queer Cinema, films by Shu Lea Cheang 1994 - 2023. [4 films - introduction] [4 films - trailer]
reviews - [frieze] [somethingcurated] [] [art monthly]
* Exhibition at EEN FABRIEK Platform Voor Kunst & Industrie, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Bodies and Machines
* UKI screenings at Exhibition LUCID ECHOES Pylon Lab in cooperation with the HYBRID Biennale / EZK HELLERAU, Dresden, Germany.
* presentation at technodiversity - Beyond dataficationand digital colonialism organized by Zach Blas for The Gerrit Rietveld Academie at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.


* Screening FRESH KILL, New York/USA premiere of remastered brand new 35mm film print at BAM, Brooklyn. [FB-posting] reviews & interviews: [brooklyn rail review by Ayanna Dozier] [Spike Art interview by Patrick Kurth] [ Screen Slate interview by Ayanna Dozier]
* Screening UKI and FRESH KILL at Conversations at the Edge series at Gene Siskel Film Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
* Radiotopia V.04 with p-node and STWST at La Generale, Paris.
* Exhibiting Virus Becoming (6:18, 2022) with Digital Reform TAEX at scoletta dei tiraoro e battioro, Venice Biennale 2024, Venice.
* Screening LOVEME2030 (2005) at Queer East, Glitch! Rewind, Barbican Center, London.


* Artist performative talk titled What the Heck: Shu Lea Cheang on Hacking Tactics, Virus Becoming, and Geek Farming at Guggenheim museum, New York.
* Honored at rhizome forever, New York.
* Scripting Hagay Dreaming full length theater version 2025 at Dowmung tribe, Hualien, Taiwan.
* As jury member for The 22nd Taishin Arts Award, Taipei, Taiwan.
juror talk:WHAT THE HECK「搞什麼」 鄭淑麗談駭客謀略、變身病毒與技客田農ArtTouch report


* a special tribute to Aérea Negrot and love ones, It's Lover, Love - wake for lost ones at Xposed Queer Film Festival, Berlin.
* I.K.U. screening at TOM OF FINLAND PRESENTS ART SPEAKS THROUGH US, organized by The Queer Archive, Berlin.
* UKI screening at Hong Kong Pride Eaton HK.
* Virus Becoming exhibiting at ELEKTRA Biennale, Montreal.
* UKI screening at La Cinémathèque québécois, Montreal, Canada.
* Scifi New Queer Cinema (1994-2023) at BAM, Brooklyn, New York (June 21 -27) - [Mubi review by Katherine Franco]
* FRESH KILL (1994) screening at Through Her Vision: New Cinema Re-Imagined, TFAI (Taiwan Film and AudioVisual Institute). FB post
* UKI screening at La Cinémathèque québécois, Montreal, Canada.
* UKI screening at breitenseer-lichtspiele, Vienna


* Screening FRESH KILL at Nitehawk cinema, Brookyn.


* Touring LIVING GAYA DREAMING HAGAY with Dondon Hounwn and Elug Art Corner - [STOP 1] Zürcher Theater Spektakel & Shedhalle, Zurich; [STOP 2] Tofu collective & Click, Denmark; [STOP 3]- Platforme10, Lausanne.
[interview with Zürcher Theater Spektakel]


* 10x10x10 - 10 works of STWST, 10 years of STWST48, 10 artists we know for STWST48x10, Linz.


UKI (2009-2023) a scifi viral ALT-reality cinema 2023 release [UKI 2009 - 2016]
HAGAY DREAMING (2022-) a Techno Fantasia guided theatre of Revival from Dowmong, Taiwan
SLEEP (since 2018) co-authored with Matthew Fuller
UNBORN0x9 (since 2016) with Future Baby Production initiated with Ewen Chardronnet
3x3x6 (2019) Venice Biennale 2019
GARLIC=RICHAIR (2019 remake)
MYCELIUM NETWORK SOCIETY (since 2017) Post-Net nature's network
WONDERS WANDER (2017) a mobi web series for Madrid Pride 2017
FLUIDØ the movie (2017) a cypherpunk scifi movie
CRISISRUS by LAPTOPSRUS (2013) collective networked performance
SEEDS UNDERGROUND (2013) underground party for seed exchange
ACCIDENTAL LANDING (2013) accidentally the wind blows
COMPOSTING THE CITY (2012) adopt a composter
COMPOSTING THE NET (2012) biodegradable data trash
BABY WORK (2012) third part of Locker Baby Project (2001-2012)
CYCLEX (2012) make art make farm, Andes, New York
MOVINGFOREST (2008-2012) 12 hour distributed performance
LAPTOPSRUS (2009-2011) a woman live performers' network platform
AGLIOMANIA (2008-2010) garlic as post-crash currency
FISTING CLUB (2008) performance with Wendy DeLorme
MOBIOPERA (2007) collective cinema with mobilephones
BABY LOVE (2005) 2nd part of locker baby project
MILK (2004) 56K-bastard TV, Switzerland
TRAMJAM RUSH HOUR (2004 - 2007) by Mumbai Streaming Attack
TAKE2030 (2003-2006) hypermedia collective based in london
BURN (2003) burning pirated music CD
GARLIC=RICH AIR 2030 (2003) Limbo Zone, Venice Biennale 2003.
GARLIC=RICH AIR (2002) Challenge to the Fields, Creative Time, New York
KINGDOM OF PIRACY (2002-2006) curated netspace
I.K.U. (2000) Sundance Film Festival
BRANDON (1998-1999) Guggenheim Museum commission
[collection] [relaunch 2017] [netart anthology Rhizome]
BUY ONE GET ONE (1997) NTT[ICC] Biennale exhibition and collection [website recovered]


Expand, an interface (2001), commissioned by telepolis, restored in Java script (2022).
APT(2002), commissioned by xcult, shrink to fit
STOP(2002), commissioned by Amnesty International


The Power of Art Lies in Hacking Technology and Science, Interview with Jana Putrle Srdić for Manufacturing Life Systems by Kersnikova Institute 2023.
Virus Becoming: Shu Lea Cheang on Viral Love Biohack published at
On the Basis of Face: Biometric Art as Critical Practic its History and Politics Devon Schiller, Institute of network cultures
The Digiarchitextual Body – or: Brandon’s Corporeal Virtualities, Jeppe Ugelvig, Parallax 91 Routledge
sex, prison and digital surveillance, Ewen Chardronnet for MAKERY.
Society Has Become the Biggest Panopticon, Zach Blas for Frieze.
You are. They is. *neo ultra punk*, warehouse industries.
A Network of Spores, Jenna Sutela for transmediale Berlin.
Cyphersex pioneer: Shu Lea Cheang, Jill Blackmore Evans for Exberliner, Berlin.
Bodies are packaged made to be opened , B. Ruby Rich re-published at rhizome, New York
Compost your orgasm trash, Matthew Fuller for Mute, London.
BRANDON, Yin Ho for Rhizome, New York.
interactive mythologies, Maxence Grugier for Digitalarti Paris.
Shu Lea Cheang art reseau au femininsingulier @rtek for Culture Mobile Orange Paris


Portfolio 1992 -2023
Compiled presspack 2023
works 2000s - 2000 to 2014
works 1990s - 1990 to 1999
dated 2030 - published at a minima in 2005


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