JOANNA CHEUNG
張祖恩
is joanna cheung artist
jc at joannacheung dot com

ABOUT

I create physical and virtual spaces that break down hierarchical balance between architecture and occupants.
I create objects which subvert our understanding of the object and questions our sense of interaction and relationship. Through my work, I create tangible products from the intangible qualities of perception, femininity, and existentialism. I am driven by ideas of virtuality and phenomenological reactions, mediated through tools such as rapid prototyping, open source hardware/software, and the internet.
I hold an MFA degree for Media Art from University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.
To that end, people have experienced my work at various events including: the DUMBO Arts Festival, the Hammer Museum with UCLA Game Lab, the Hong Kong - Shenzhen Biennale with Crisis Fronts, and SuperFront Gallery.


EXHIBITIONS


2016
Third Party curated by Tanya Gayer - CTRL+SHIFT, Oakland CA

2015
Eyebeam Showcase, NYC

The Grand Theater Cultural Incubator Showcase v1 - GAFFTA, San Francisco

2013
Seeking Space - 3rd Ward, NYC

International Contemporary Furniture Fair x DesignBoom - Javit Center, NYC

2013 One Show Awards (commission), NYC

2012
Maker Faire 2012 - New York Hall of Science, NYC

Open Hardware Summit 2012 - Eyebeam, NYC

ISEA - Machine Wilderness, Albuquerque, NM

Unstable - New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

UCLA's Game Lab Festival - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2011
One Two One Two - New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles

DUMBO Art Festival 2011, NYC

Timeless - Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

2009
Anti81 Gallery - Miami, FL

Hong Kong, Shenzhen Biennale- Crisis Fronts, Hong Kong


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    Historicity is the preservation and conscious parsing of my relationships with my family and friends, transformed into digitally readable language aka code.

    For example, my interaction with my mom is a recognizable pattern: She often nags consistently out of love, repeatedly asking the same question, and I stubbornly respond with the same answer. This subtle and somewhat normal human behavioral pattern can be transcribed into digital code and read as instructions for how technology can also behave.

    The process of documenting and breaking down my understanding of how I interact with my friends and family becomes an existential exercise dealing with consciousness, memory, and recognition. The different relationships are transcribed as function( )s.
    Within each cone contains either an audio or visual component representing the encoded relationships.

    All encoded relationships are stored in the following github: https://github.com/somecheung






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    HISTORICITY
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    PROCESSING LANDMASSES
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  • custom software, hardware & sensor, pump, wooden chair


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    MILK IT
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    KAFKAESQUE HAMMOCKS