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Shu Lea Cheang


* Chili-ing into 2021 at 興昌, Taitung.
* Publish red pill series at makersplace.
* Join DPM presentation at School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London.
* Publication of shu lea cheang - pionera del ciberfeminismo by Toxic Lesbian at xenomorfica.


* Working on UKI 2nd draft script.


* Working on UKI 3rd draft script.
* Publish UNBORN0x9 exhibition documentation video (2018-2020).
* Artist residency with Art2M/MAKERY, presenting UNBORN0x9 as part of ART4MED,
an EU Creative Europe consortium 2021-2022.
* Interview with Planet China - Celebrating Women Who Push Boundaries [CH] [IT][EN].


* Installation Virus Becoming with OVNi festival at Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice, France.
Press release [FR][EN]. Online exhibition [FR][EN] REVIEW [mediapart] [Art in America]
* Lecture Site, Specific: You and I don't live the same viral reality invited by Maja Smrekar at The Fine Art Department of UMPRUM , Czech.


* Working on UKI etrashville moodboard.
* Screening FRESH KILL with NEWFEST, New York.
* FOCUS SHU LEA CHEANG - installations and screenings at La Fête du Slip Lausanne, Switzerland. [press-le temps]
*lecture [Dissidence] at STSLab, University of Laussanne.
* Present UNBORN0x9 at Open Source Body, Paris.
* Virus Becoming: Shu Lea Cheang on Viral Love Biohack Interview by Maxence Grugier, published at


* Starting UKI pre-production of E-trashville scenes.
* Remembering June 4, 1989, 由影像構築觀看過去的契機, an interview with TIDF in 2018.
* Pleasure by Extraction Shu Lea Cheang at the musee departemental des arts asiatiques review by Fracesco Tenaglia, published at Art in America .
* Keynote at Prospectives, SGSAH summber school.


* Lecture at Activist Neuroaesthetics in Cognitive Capitalism Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art
* Geekcamp Ed#1 - Neversink Never Ever at cycleX, Andes, New York.
* Participate Open Ateliers Version Longue #11, Labomedia, Orleans.


* UNBORN0x9 residency at AntrePeaux UrsuLab Bourges, France.
* Join electropixel, APO33, Nantes, France.


* launch etrashville 3D production for UKI a scifi viral alt-reality cinema.
* Release Bloody Gibling, Gibling 2021 edition published by PunkAustria.
* UNBORN0x9, ARS electronic honorable mention category: Artificial Intelligence and Life Art. Join A NEW DIGITAL DEAL Intersectional Feminism / Feminism tour
* Presenting Make me a Signal + Blood Gibling at STWST48x7 Linz, Austria.
make me a signal - streamed through P-node, Paris. p-node archive.
* Installation UKI virus Rising + UKI Virus Becoming – a viral performance in mutation, part of Protozone4 Extra Worldings exhibition, Shedhalle Zurich, Part of Zurich Art Weekend - Open casting call - [EN] [DE]
* SLEEP5959, the 4th edition of SLEEP series with Matthew Fuller, presented by Malmö Konstmuseum in collaboration with MFK, Metood För Konstnärlig frihet [archive] (pw:5959), Radio stream P-node.
- postponed from Nov 2020 [e-flux].


* artribune interview by Arianna Ferrari.
* UKI Virus Rising, Hammer Museum Witch Hunt, Los Angeles. ‘Gender Alchemy’ Is Transforming Art for the 21st Century (NYtimes, 08/09/2021).
* Welcome to BioNet, a web commission by UP projects, London.
* Ant climbing trees Fish sending feeds - a signal mixing noise cooking meeting at P-Node à la Générale.
* Online presentation - Worlding Protocol Gray Area Festival.
* Publication - 3x3x6-9 Sq.m.and 6 Surveillance, published at Catalyst-feminism,theory,technoscience.
* I.K.U. screenings at Phantasmapolis : 2021 Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. [汪怡君 research documents on queer scifi] [pdf-CH] [pdf-ENG]
* Neversink Never Ever/Geekcamp ed#1 exhibition titled Wet networks at Queens Museum, New York.


* rework UKI script - 4th draft.
* Art and Obsolescence podcast - Episode 010: Shu Lea Cheang interviewed by Emma Dickson.
* Screening FRESH KILL (1994) at Hammer Museum Billy Wilder Cinema as part of screening series, Shu Lea Cheang -Crafting a genre of new SciFi Queer Cinema.


* tracked, a self-portrait at Face Control exhibition Foto Colectania, Barcelona.[pdf-release]
* IKU expand - stripe [1] [2] [3] - auction at crytpographic art exhibition.
* Screening I.K.U. (2000) and Fluidø (2017) at Hammer Museum Billy Wilder Cinema as part of screening series, Shu Lea Cheang -Crafting a genre of new SciFi Queer Cinema.
* Exhibition UKI Virus Rising at Digital Corporeality, C-LAB, Taiwan.
* Exhibition UKI Virus Rising at Dancity Festival, Foligno, Italy.


UKI (2009-2023) a scifi viral ALT-reality cinema in development
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
APT(2002), commissioned by xcult, shrink to fit
STOP(2002), commissioned by Amnesty International


Interview 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


works 2000s - 2000 to 2014
works 1990s - 1990 to 1999
dated 2030 - published at a minima in 2005


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