* photo credit to Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, first solo exhibition: The Love of Shanshui.

Artist Statement

Creative Practices with Emerging Technology.

If I use one phrase to summarise my practice, it would be creative practices with emerging technology. I keep improving and enhancing my creative approach and artistic medium with the up-to-date technology advancements includes:

1. interactive media technologies such as creative coding and physical computing;
2. generative algorithms;
3. more recently, creative artificial intelligence.

Interactive:: after Artificial Intelligence:

My practice and projects vary in terms of the underlying technology and presenting format, but they mostly share one common feature - “interactive” and focus on human-machine interaction.

With strong recent interests in cultural innovation and creative artificial intelligence, I've created a project series titled “Chinese New Literati, 2018 - ”, this installations series includes both screen-based and physical interactive experiences, and all engage participants to interact with the system(s). This one series generally aims at assisting users to create, enjoy and appreciate Chinese traditional arts and culture. These recent works are categorized as "project:: after AI" here.

Interactive:: Before Artificial Intelligence:

Earlier projects of mine were more physical, and focusing on interactive media and generative algorithms:
-- the generative progress, the algorithms and how participants and machine response/interact;
-- the generated appearance, such as presenting format of the result eg., digital fabrication.
These previous works are categorized as "project:: before AI" here.

Create with Artificial Intelligence:

Obviously enough, the application of artificial intelligence as an artistic medium has re-shaped my approach towards art, and its significant influences went far beyond. In order to exam and ease my and others' concerns and excitements of artificial intelligence, my statement of artificial intelligence in the name of art is Create with Artificial Intelligence. more details in the artist and research statement.

* full artist statement (updated 02/2020).

Machine Learning for Creativity and Design,
Group Exhibition. 12/14/2019. AI Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

Computer Vision for Fashion, Art and Design,
Group Exhibition. 11/02/2019. Computer Vision Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

Chinese New Literati,
Solo Exhibition. 09/04/2019 - 09/11/2019. The 88th Izmir International Fair, Kulturpark, Izmir, Turkey.

Chinese New Literati,
Solo Exhibition. 06/25/2019 - 06/29/2019. DaNing International, Shanghai, China.

Chinese New Literati,
Solo Exhibition. 04/18/2019 - 04/21/2019. Shanghai World Expo Exhibition& Convention Centre, China.

The Love of Shanshui, Interactive AI Arts,
Solo Exhibition. 01/11/2019 - 02/25/2019. Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China.

Dialog: a bit more AI,
Group Exhibition.12/22/2018 - 02/28/2019. Fouhaus+, Shanghai, China.

Machine Learning for Creativity and Design,
Group Exhibition. 12/21/2018. AI Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada.

DaDA: A Platform to Design and Draw with AI,
Group Exhibition. 11/15/2018 - 12/01/2018. Yeah Nah! Gallery, Shanghai, China.

ShanshuiDaDA,
Group Exhibition.10/12/2018 - 10/14/2018. Shanghai Maker Carnival, China.

* more exhibition experiences and residencies in artist resume (updated 02/2020).

Chinese New Literati, 2018 - (updated 02/2019)

With strong recent interests in cultural innovation and creative artificial intelligence, I've created a project series titled “Chinese New Literati, 2018 - ”, this installations series includes both screen-based and physical interactive experiences, and all engage participants to interact with the system(s). This one series generally aims at assisting users to create, enjoy and appreciate Chinese traditional arts and culture. more info



* more project experiences and residencies in artist resume (updated 02/2020).

Invited Talk: Create with Artificial Intelligence. 11/28/2019.
Shanghai Tech University. Shanghai, China.

Invited Workshop: Create with Artificial Intelligence. 11/25/2019.
Future Lab, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China.

Contributed Presentation: Can Machine Learning Algorithms Identify, Understand and even Confess with Human Emotion? 11/04/2019.
The 5th Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, China.

Contributed Presentation: Generate Chinese Shanshui Painting from Real-time Tracking of Human Position. 11/02/2019.
Workshop on Computer Vision for Fashion, Art and Design, Seoul, Korea.

Contributed Presentation: ZICHI: A Responsive System that Generate Chinese Guqin Music from Real-time Human Input. 11/01/2019.
IRCAM Forum, Shanghai Conservatory, China.

Invited Talk and Panel Discussion: Create with Artificial Intelligence. 10/18/2019.
Shanghai Maker Carnival. Shanghai, China.

Invited Talk and Live Performance: The City of Love. 10/14/2019.
Beauty of Uncertainty in the age of AI, Tongji Design Week, Shanghai, China.

Contributed Presentation: An Interactive and Generative Approach for Chinese Shanshui Painting Document. 09/25/ 2019.
The 15th International Conf. on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR) 2019, Sydney, Australia.

Interview: When Shanshui Meet AI. 09/15/2019.
Interviewed by Youth Daily (Shanghai local press) with a full page report on my story of using AI create art.

Invited Talk and Panel Discussion: Create with Artificial Intelligence. 08/24/2019.
Shanghai Science and Technology EXPO 上海科博会. Shanghai Exhibition Center, China.

Invited Talk and Panel Discussion: Create with Artificial Intelligence. 06/30/2019.
MTA Musical Festival. Beijing, China.

Invited Talk and Live Performance: The City of Love. 06/27/2019.
DaNing International, Shanghai, China.

Invited Talk and Performance: The City of Love. 05/23/2019.
Shanghai Science& Technology Festival. Shanghai Science and Technology Museum , China.

Invited Talk: The Shanshui Nature Created by AI and US. 03/08/2019.
Notes On Nature, Modern Weekly. Shanghai, China.

Contributed Talk: Creative AI, Collaborative AI, and Chinese Heritage. 02/24/2019.
Processing Community Day. Shanghai, China.

Artist Guide Tour: The Love of Shanshui. 01/26/2019.
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China.

Invited Talk: The Love of Shanshui. 01/11/2019.
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China.

Open Talk: Dialog: a bit more AI. 12/22/2018.
Fouhaus+, Shanghai, China.

Contributed Poster Presentation: An Interactive, Generative Approach to Chinese Shanshui. 12/08/2018.
Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, NeurIPS, Montreal, Canada.

Invited Talk: An AI Enhanced Musical Instrument that Responds, Accompanies and Inspires.11/25/2018.
Build For Digital Wellbeing, Google Dev Festival. Shanghai, China.

Invited Talk and Panel Discussion: How might AI Enhance Our Creativity? 11/24/2018.
ZAOJIU Youth, ZAOJIU. Suzhou, China.

Invited Talk and Demo: TheremAIn: A Musical AI can Response, Accompany and Inspire. 11/17/2018.
Shanghai Google Developer Group. Shanghai, China.

Invited Talk and Demo: ShanshuiDaDA. 11/09/2018.
PremiLab, Xi’an-Jiaotong Liverpool University. Suzhou, China.

Invited Talk: ShanshuiDaDA. 10/25/2018.
Open Night, Mushroom Cloud Maker Space. Shanghai, China.

Invited Talk: How might AI Enhance Our Creativity? 10/14/2018.
Shanghai Maker Carnival. Shanghai, China.

Contributed Talk: DaDA: Design and Draw with AI. 10/02/2018.
IMA Show and Tell, Interactive Media Arts, NYU Shanghai. China.

Contributed Talk: DaDA: Design and Draw with AI. 09/27/2018.
IMA Potluck, Interactive Media Arts, NYU Shanghai. China.

* more workshop and presentation experiences in artist resume (updated 02/2020).

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