Chun Shao

 

Chun Shao

My work takes an experimental approach to reinterpret cultural heritage through computational media. In my art practice, I seek a path to “better” understand and restore the relationship between the past and present; the human body and technology; sentimental longings and futuristic narratives.


EDUCATION 

University of Washington, Doctor of Philosophy, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, June 2019, Seattle, WA
School of Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts, Performance Department, December 2013, Chicago, IL
China Academy of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media Art, July 2010, Hangzhou, China.

EXHIBITION 

2018 Solo exhibition, SILICONE LOVE – HER GARDEN, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA, U.S

2017 Video screening, GESTURAL SCULPTURE, Utopia Neighborhood Club, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA, U.S

2016 Live performance, GESTURAL SCULPTURE, Bellwether Art Walk, Seattle, WA, U.S 

Live performance & 3D sound composition, HEMISPHERES, 9e2 Art, Science &Technology, Seattle, WA, U.S 

Video installation, HAIRS, Out of Sight, Seattle, WA, U.S

2015  Video installation, HAIRS, Meme City: Hacking Realities, Hangzhou, China 

Installation, THE PERFECT KISS, Meme City: Hacking Realities, Hangzhou, China 

2013 Remote performance, POINTLESS, 2013 MFA show, Sullivan gallery, Chicago, U.S 

2012  Live performance, A CHAIR, in a show More about You and me, Grace Space, New York, U.S 

2011  Documentary of performance, LETTERS FROM ME, group camping show Yunlang Plan, AIKE Gallery, Shanghai, China 

Live performance, A BOOK, Defibrillator performance gallery, Chicago, U.S 

2010  Live performance, A LADDER, BFA show of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China 

Live performance, HANDS, Experimental-drama Move or Die, Hanzhou, China 

AWARDS
 2015 Jury Selection, Japan Media Arts Festival 19th, work of ( ) 

2013 Kurtich Traveling Fellowship (Prague), SAIC, Chicago, IL, U.S 

2010 Graduate thesis paper prize, China Academy of Art, China 

2009 Merit scholarship, China Academy of Art, China

2008  Merit scholarship, China Academy of Art, China

2007  Merit scholarship, China Academy of Art, China 

 

Residency 

2018  Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, U.S

2018 Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary Alberta, Canada 

 

TEACHING

2014-2018 • Teaching Assistant, E-textile and Wearables for Art and Design, DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA • Co-teaching instructor, Digital Sound, DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA • Instructor, Digital Art and New Media: History, Theory, and Practice, DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, WA