Ian Cheng

IAN CHENG

Born 1984 in Los Angeles, California

Lives and works in New York

Awards and Grants


2017

The Award for Filmic Oeuvre, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris 


2013

New Director’s Showcase, Cannes Lion


2012

Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Visual Arts Grantee


2008

Ninah and Michael Lynne Fellowship


2006

Eisner Award for Film and Video, Berkeley Pacific Film Archive

Education


2009

MFA Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York


2006

BA Cognitive Science, BA Art Practice, UC Berkeley, Berkeley

Solo Exhibitions


2017

“Ian Cheng,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“EMISSARIES,” MoMA PS1, New York

“EMISSARY FORKS featuring THOUSAND ISLANDS,” Espace Louis

           Vuitton München, Munich


2016

“Forking at Perfection,” Migros Museum, Zurich


2015

“Emissary Forks At Perfection,” Pilar Corrias Gallery, London 

“Emissary in the Squat of Gods,” Standard (Oslo), Frieze New York

“Emissary in the Squat of Gods,” Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

“Real Humans, with Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson,” Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf


2014

“Ian Cheng,” Triennale Di Milano, Milan 


2013

“Baby Feat. Bali,” Standard (Oslo), Oslo, Norway

“Entropy Wrangler,” Off Vendome, Düsseldorf

“Too Humans All Too Humans,” Vanity, Los Angeles


2011

“This Papaya Tastes Perfect,” Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami, Florida

Group Exhibitions


2017

“The Garden,” K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai

“Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations and Galapagos,” Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

“Being There,” Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

“Suspended Animation: Headlong into digital space,” Les Abattoirs, Musée FRAC Occitanie, Toulouse, France

“Generation Loss: 10 Years,” Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

“Shanghai Project Chapter 2 Exhibition: Seeds of Time,” Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Envision Pavilion, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai

“BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights,” Tate Modern, London

“After us,” K11 Art Foundation, New York, Shanghai


2016

“Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art 1905–2016,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

“Take Me (I’m Yours),” Jewish Museum, New York

“Overpop,” Yuz Museum, Shanghai 

“Liverpool Biennial 2016,” Liverpool, United Kingdom

“WELT AM DRAHT,” Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin

“Suspended Animation,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

“Stranger,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio


2015

“Co-Workers,” Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

“Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster,” Bétonsalon, Paris

“Works on Paper,” Greene Naftali, New York

“Screen Play,” Albright-Knox, Buffalo, New York

“Open Source,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin


2014

“Taipei Biennial – The Great Acceleration,” Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Phantom Limbs,” Pilar Corrias, London

“Technokinesis,” Blum & Poe, New York

“Dreams that money can’t buy,” MAXXI, Rome     

“Chatbots, Tongues, Denial, and various other abstractions,” Bortolami Gallery, New York

“Season Eight: Pierre Huyghe,” The Artist’s Institute, New York

“International Women’s Day,” Night Gallery, Los Angeles


2013

“The Time Machine,” Cura Basement, Rome

“Love of Technology,” Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, Florida

“12th Lyon Biennial – meanwhile, suddenly, and then,” Le Sucriere, Lyon, France

“Freak Out,” Greene Naftali, New York

“ProBio,” MoMA PS1, New York

“HMV,” Foxy Production, New York

“3D MODELS,” DisImages.com

“EIN HAMMER AUF DEN KOPF KANN DIE SEELE VERLETZEN,” Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf


2012

“A Disagreeable Object,” Sculpture Center, New York

“A programming language,” Primary Work Surface, London

“how to download a boyfriend,” iTunes Store

“POST MoDERN,” Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida

“You told me the other night,” West Street Gallery, New York


2011

“December,” Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York


2009

“Columbia University MFA Thesis Show,” Fisher Landau Center for Arts, New York