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Shu Lea Cheang


* Entering 2022 - travel to Korea with one night quarantine special.
* Exhibition at Ulsan Art Museum Post Nature with two works UKI Virus Rising (2018) and new commission A Portal to the Next (2022)
* Into pre-production for UKI, a scifi Viral Alt-Reality cinema.
* Launch From Commons to NFTs, a 7 texts writing series initiated with Felix Stalder and Ewen Chardronnet, published on makery.


* Residency at Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Lake Como, Italy.


* I.K.U. screening as part of Cycle Queer Memories at la clef revival, Paris.
* Online conversation with Corina L. Apostol and Kristaps Ancāns, hosted by Beyond Matter.
* Start UKI studio shooting in Berlin.


* Lectures at Reykjavik Art Museum, the Icelandic Art Center and The Icelandic Academy of the Arts.


* Start editing UKI in Berlin
* FRESH KILL screening at BAM's New York 90s.
* Join Summer Institute 2022 - Transiting the Queer (Un)Commons, showing FLUIDØ at TIFF cinema, leading masterclass at York University, Toronto.
* Join Technologies of Deep Memory forum at Taipei Dangdai.


* Those Fluttering Objects of Desire (1992-1993), mixed media installation updated (2018-2022) at FUTURE BODIES FROM A RECENT PAST - Sculpture, Technology and The Body since the 1950s at Museum Brandhorst, Munich.
* Screening 4 short films, part of (NO)WONDERLANDS at Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg.
* Opening UKI Virus Surging at Lonely Vectors exhibition at Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.
* Join Cyberfeminism Index exhibition with EXPAND (2001). Launch NFT for WETWARE: Cyberfeminism Index Benefit Sale at Feral File. [newsletter]
* Join TRANSITIONING: Politics & Technologies of Gender Change at Disruption Network Lab, Berlin. * Screening I.K.U. at Hong Kong Pride.


* I.K.U. carte blacnche at Festival du Film de Fesses, Paris.
* RADIOTOPIA - a rehearsal of spectrum takeover , camp radio with STADTWERKSTATT at MS. STUBNITZ, Hamburg.
* Granted by « Création Arts Visuels » Centre-Val de Loire Regional with support of LABOMIEDIA for UKI motion capture and cinema4D residency at Antre Peaux' Houlocene- Studio Corps.


* Continue UKI residency at Antre Peaux with UNITY CINEMACHINE convergence.


* Present HAGAY DREAMING (48 hour STWST version) at STWST48x8, Linz, Austria.
* From Commons to NFTs published by Dimension Plus in Chinese with Taoyuan Art x Technology Festival (TAxT), Taiwan.
* UNBORN0x9 join Open Source Body festival More than Living, Cité Internationale des arts, Paris
* UKI LES MUTANTS Join Transhumanist Desires & Technogenic Anxieties at Feral File.


* Music and sound design production in Berlin for UKI, a scifi viral alt-reality cinema.
* UKI Virus Rising at Kingdom of the Ill : Secondo capitolo di TECHNO HUMANITIES at MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy.
* UNBORN0x9 showing at Reproduction Otherwise MU Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, NL.
* I.K.U. (90min, 2000) director's cut showing at Porn Film Festival Berlin.
* Felix Stalder's Review of Hagay Dreaming published at Digicult.


* Continuing music and sound design production in Berlin for UKI, a scifi viral alt-reality cinema.
* Speak online at Vera List Center Correction* Seminar Series. - *discussion forum register*
. * From Commons to NFTs, hybrid conference at Aksioma, Ljublijana. [link to talk]
* Virus Becoming join World-s Multiple-s meeting at Antre Peaux, Bourges
* Queer technologies: biopolitics, emancipation and world-making. João Florêncio in conversation with Shu Lea Cheang and Mary Maggi Museion Art Club, Bolzano, Italy
* S.I.C.K (Sonic Intervention Compost Kitchen) at HEAR, Rhine University of the Arts, Strasbourg.


* 3x3x6 10 films exhibiting at Myth Makers - Spectrosynthesis III, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong


UKI (2009-2023) a scifi viral ALT-reality cinema in post-production
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


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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