August 26-30, the IEA hosted Ziyang Wu for a NYSCA Electronic Media & Film residency. Ziyang’s week was marked by new research and shared research. Ziyang generously requested to present his research in a public presentation in Holmes Auditorium. The presentation was at the start of the academic year and was an inspiring academic kick-off for the Alfred Community. Ziyang shared his project and process including the moving image and screen-3D collage aspect of his practice, web-based recommendation algorithms, and chatbot AI used for the construction of narratives, all of which he uses in in arriving at his finished artworks.
In the IEA studio and Expanded Media studios, Ziyang had a productive time learning about real-time video-mixer and software processing, VR 3D sculpting and visual programming environments that support realtime video and VR processing. Finally, up in the Expanded Media Immersive Gallery, Ziyang did a documentation installation of a three-channel WIP featuring residency-remixed content from his projects.
Ziyang Wu has shown his work internationally in China, USA, and Europe including the solo exhibition at CO2 Gallery in Florence, the twoperson exhibition at Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, and group exhibitions at the Medici Palace and the Milan Design Week in Italy, the Today Art Museum and the Times Art Museum in Beijing, the Powerlong Museum in Shanghai, the Walker Art Center and the Rochester Art Center in Minnesota, the Academy Art Museum in Maryland, The Hole Gallery and Microscope Gallery in New York.
Originally from Jiangsu, China, Ziyang Wu received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his BFA from Florence Academy of Fine Arts. He currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in the Fine Arts Department.