Kuai Shen

 

www.kuaishen.tv

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador / Lives and works in Cologne

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES (selection)

2016

Erschöpfte Demokratie: Die Ameisenutopie, Max Planck Institut für

Gesellschaftsforschung Cologne

Viral Ecologies: technologic hypnotism and the zombie ants, Hublab

Mérida Yucatán

The inexorable colonization of the self, Diskurs Gallery Berlin

The inexorable colonization of the self, Matjö Raum für Kunst der BBK

Cologne

Plectrum: bioacoustic ants and electroacoustic visions, Hackteria Hydra

Project at Sonnenstube Lugano

2015

Plectrum: bioacoustic ants and electroacoustic visions, Visual Sounds at

Saint Gertrud Church Cologne,

2014

Yupana Emergente, collaboration with Gabriel Vanegas, Museo de Arte

Contemporáneo Quito

Playing with ants & other insects, Cynetart Festival Dresden

2013

0h!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment, Edith-Russ-Haus

Oldenburg

Playing with ants & other insects, Transitio MX05 Mexico DF

The Initiate (You) & The Mystics (Them), collaboration with Gonzalo H

Rodriguez Quartier am Hafen Cologne

0h!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment, 26th Images Festival,

Interaccess Gallery Toronto

2012

Playing with ants & other insects, Beijing’s Museum of Science and

Technology Beijing

0h!m1gas: Biomimetic Stridulation Environment Manifesta 9, the

European Biennial of Contemporary Arts Genk

Hypothese zur Entstehung / Sensorial Panopticum collaboration with

Aljoscha Beck & Eggeling Galerie Düsseldorf

0h!m1gas: Biomimetic Stridulation Environment, SIGGRAPH 2011,

Vancouver International Convention Center Vancouver

0h!m1gas: Biomimetic Stridulation Environment, Kapelica Gallery Ljubljana

2010

0h!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment, Share Festival, Museo

Regionale di Scienza Naturale Turin

 

AWARDS

2016

BRIDGE Artist in Residency Stipend Michigan, cross-disciplinary practice

at Michigan State University

Auslandsstipendium NRW Düsseldorf, 3 months residency in Vilnius for

new commissioned work at National Art Gallery

2014

Cynetart Förderpreis des Sächsischen Kunstministerium Dresden, for

Playing with ants & other insects

2013

Prix Ars Electronica Hybrid Art Honorary Mention Linz, for 0h!m1gas:

biomimetic stridulation environment

Edith-Russ-Haus Emerging Artist Award Oldenburg, for 0h!m1gas:

biomimetic stridulation environment

26th Toronto Images Festival Overkill Award Toronto, for 0h!m1gas:

biomimetic stridulation environment

VIDA 14.0 Art: and Artificial Life International Competition Madrid,

Production grant for Yupana Emergente

VIDA 13.2: Art and Artificial Life International Competition Madrid,

Honorary Mention for 0h!m1gas:

biomimetic stridulation environment

2010

Share Prize Smart Mistakes 2nd Prize Turin, for 0h!m1gas: biomimetic

stridulation environment

 

LECTURES

2016

Myrmecophilia Michigan, Abrams Planetarium of Michigan State University

Enter the colony: the 3 portals into the techno-culture of ants Nida, 6th

Inter-Format Symposium on

Hybrid Natures at NidaArt Colony

Viral Ecologies: the parasite, the social contagion & the internet Cologne,

Köln International School of Design

2015

The noise of self-organization Dresden, Cynetart Forum, Trans-Media-

Hellerau

2014

Ecologías Virales Bogotá, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

2013

Enter the colony: the 3 portals into the techno-culture of ants Cologne,

Köln International School of Design

0h!m1gas: Biomimetic Stridulation Environment Riga, 5th RENEW Media

Art Histories Conference

[Eco]mimetismos: cibernética, biomimética y fenomenología Quito, Museo

de Arte Contemporáneo

Ant mimicry in the post-biologic technology of humans Sydney, 19th ISEA,

University of Sydney

Beware of the ants because they shall inherit the Earth Noosa Bioreserve,

Balance-Unbalance funded by UNESCO

2012

Ant mimicry in the post-biologic technology of humans Beijing, Tsinghua

University

2011

I Love Ants Ljubljana, organized by Juriy Krpan at the Arts Academy of

Ljubljana University

2010

0h!m1gas: Biomimetic Stridulation Environment Cologne, Living Matter:

art & research & science studies in biological laboratories, Academy of

Media Arts Cologne

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Bio Art: Altered Realities, by William Myers, Thames & Hudson, Chapter

IV: Experimental Identities and Media, pp.194-195

2014

TECHNO-ECOLOGIES II Latvia, Acoustic Space, Vol. 12, ISBN-13: 978-

9934843419: 0h!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment, pp. 214-215

2013

CyberArts 2013, Ars Electronica Austriam International Compendium - Prix

Ars Electronica, Hybrid Art:

0h!m1gas: biomimetic stridulation environment

2012

Kunstforum International, August Issue Germany, Manifesta 9 Review:

Interview by Jocks Heinz-Norbert

Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts USA, Chapter 4: 0h!m1gas:

biomimetic stridulation environment, pp. 5980

Neural Magazine, Issue 42 Italy, Section: Review of Artworks: «Biomimetic

surveillance for scratching»

2011 

Leonardo Journal, MIT Press, Volume 44, Issue 4 USA, Special Issue

for Siggraph Vancouver

2011:

«Tracing Home Art Gallery», pp. 352-53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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