Forest Theorem
        - One | Works

Unproven Fallacy
        - Works

Can AI have Imagination?
        - Congrats X, the Y is in another Z.
        - Chasing in the Fog of War
        - I Have Seen You Scared in the Rain


Do Androids Dream of
Electric Cows

        - Artist Statement
        - Images
        - Essay

De Shan Shui
        - Works
        - Essay

Unsynchronized Memoirs
        - Work
        - Artist Statement

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Bio & CV
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Baoyang Chen (b. 1989) is an artist who works at the intersection of art and technology. He graduated from Columbia University with a master's degree. Chen's artistic practice originates from his thinking that technology is more than a way of making art, yet becoming a collaborator of the artist. He often hacks the technology by altering its default application, to further fulfill his artistic goal. He also writes about "Technology as Author." By synthesizing our collective experience with the desire to answer the ontological and ethical question of technology, he examines the boundary between us, machine, and beyond, in-between perceptual and embodied space.

His working tools are self-coded algorithms and innovative technics, which can create for extremely chaotic surfaces; nonetheless a certain order stems from the effortlessness with which they are constructed and is ever present. His methodologies use computational formulae to reconstruct the original tableaux in order to spawn new ones. In his works, he wishes to acknowledge a concept of the “impossibility of improvisation” – variation arises from standardizations, which has been essential to his creative thinking and practice.  

Recently Chen composes his works with the throughout investigation of VR and Crypto Mining, as well as surveying mass media's role of connecting the public, the industry, and technology itself, to symbolize the subdivision of our experience with respective technology, in order to distill the broader human technology relationship.

His solo exhibitions include Do Androids Dream of Electric Cows (Gallery Yang, Beijing, China, 2017), The Framework (Cloud Gallery, New York, USA, 2016). He has participated in group exhibitions at a number of institutions and galleries, including Times Art Museum (Beijing, China), the Riverside Museum (Beijing, China), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai, China), the BRIC (New York, USA), The Dedalus Foundation (New York, USA), OpenHand OpenSpace (London, England), Liu Haisu Art Museum (Shanghai, China), Los Angles Center for Digital Art (Los Angles, USA), Wuhan Art Museum (Wuhan, China), National Art Museum of China (Beijing, China), Museum of China Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China), Agora Gallery (New York, USA), Gallerie Huit (Arles, France), Chambers Fine Art (Chelsea, New York, USA), and Wook Choi Gallery (New York, USA).




他的个展包括仿生人会梦见电子奶牛吗(杨画廊,北京,中国,2017),不可能的即兴(云图画廊,纽约,美国,2016)。也曾参加由BRIC艺术中心(美国纽约)、Dedalus基金艺术中心(美国纽约)、开放空间艺术中心(英国伦敦)、刘海粟美术馆(中国上海)、洛杉矶数字艺术中心(美国洛杉矶)、武汉美术馆(中国武汉)、中国美术馆(中国北京)、中国美术学院美术馆(中国杭州)、Agora画廊(美国纽约)、Gallerie Huit(法国阿尔勒)、纽约前波画廊(美国纽约)及Wook Choi 画廊(美国纽约)等机构举办的群展。

2016 MA Columbia University, New York
2014 MFA School of Visual Arts, New York

2020 Hyundai Blue Prize
2019 Porsche Young Artist Award
2019 National Art Prize

Solo Exhibitions
2021 Spotty Crashcourse of Computation, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
2021 Unproven Fallacy, JING Art Special Project, Beijing, China
2020 Unproven Fallacy, Quantum Gallcy, Shanghai, China
2020 Gold Record: Not NULL Constraint Failed, Cc Art Center, Shanghai, China
2019  How Many Legs does the Person in the Maze Have?, Art021 Special Project, Shanghai, Beijing
2018 Do Androids Dream of Electric Cows 2.0?, K11, Wuhan, China
2018 Looking Glass of Neon and Pine, Song Art Museum, Beijing, China
2017 Do Androids Dream of Electric Cows? Gallery Yang, Beijing, China
2016 The Framework, Cloud Gallery, New York, U.S.A

Group Exhibitions
2022 The Grand Canal As Epic On Earth, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China
2021 Vertical Take Off, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
2021 Super Fusion (Technological Co-Respondence), Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
2021 Do Not Black Out, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2021 Advance and Retreat of Globalization, Macau Biennale, Macau SAR, China
2020 Asian Digital Art Exhibition: World Processor, Beijing, China
2020 crypto_manifold, Chronus Art Center (CAC), Shanghai, China
2019 40 Years of Sci-tech Arts: From Linz to Shenzhen, Sea World Art and Culture Center, Shenzhen, China
2019 Mind the Deep: AI Art, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2018 Light, Heat, Power, Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation, Shanghai. China
2018 Wavelength, Powerlong Museum; Shanghai, China
2018 Wonderful World, Beijing Times Art Museum; Beijing, China
2017 Work-in-Progress, Riverside Museum; Beijing, China
2017 # (Hashtag), Power Station of Art; Shanghai, China
2017 The Unusual West Lake, Museum of China Academy of Art; Hangzhou, China
2016 The Future, Liu Haisu Art Museum; Shanghai, China
2016 Cross the Border, Wook Choi Gallery; New York, USA
2016 Contra / Image, Arles x Jimei International Photography Exhibition; Xiamen, China
2015 Art without Borders, Agora Gallery; New York, USA
2015 DM@CC – Digital Arts Invitation Exhibition, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
2015 Les Rencontres d'Arles Expositions, Gallerie Huit; Arles, France
2015 The Artist’s Studio; BRIC, New York, USA
2014 New Acquaintances; Chambers Fine Art, New York, USA
2014 You Only Look Once; OpenHand OpenSpace, London, England
2013 Come together Sandy, The Dedalus Foundation, New York, USA
2013 Electron; Los Angles Center for Digital Art, Los Angles, USA
2013 Two-Person Exhibition; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

2016 AICAD -  Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design; New York, USA
2015 Les Rencontres d'Arles Expositions, Gallerie Huit; Arles, France
2010 Cité Internationale des Arts; Paris, France

2018 Seven on Seven Beijing, Rhizome & EAST CAFA, Co-organizer
2017 After Us, K11 Art Foundation & New Museum; Shanghai, China; Assistant Curator
2017 Reconstruct System, Institute for Provocation (IFP); Beijing, China; Curator