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5TH VH AWARD - FINALIST zzyw (Yang WANG & Zhenzhen Qi) [CN]


zzyw is an art and research collective formed by Yang Wang and Zhenzhen Qi in New York in 2017. It produces software applications, simulations, and text as instruments to examine the cultural, political, and educational imprints of computation.


Yang Wang (b.1989, Zibo) is an independent designer, a media artist, and a software engineer. Throughout Wang’s practice, computation is a tool for art-making and the subject of study. His work utilizes simulation to recreate conditions for critical examination. Besides his independent art and research practice, he is an alum of New Museum-led art & tech incubator NEW INC for the year 2019 to 2020, and an alum of the Technology Residency at the New York-based art institution Pioneer Works. He was the former Technical Director of Shanghai-based new media art agency OUTPUT Lab, a former Senior Creative Technologist at New York-based architectural design firm Rockwell Group and the former Interaction Designer at New York-based interaction design firm Potion.

Zhenzhen Qi (b.1983, Urumuqi) is an educator, researcher, and technologist from China, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2014, she has taught courses on interactive media, web, and game development at New York University, Teachers College, Columbia University, City University of New York (CUNY), and Guangzhou Academy of Art (GAFA) as an adjunct professor. She has given talks and led workshops at Power Station of Art, New Museum, New York Creative Tech Week, Museum 2050, Asia Art Archive in America, and more. She is the recipient of the Creative Technology Fellowship and Macy Fellowship at Columbia University. Additionally, she was a member of NEW INC, a culture and technology incubator at the New Museum in New York.

01 Jun 2022 - 01 Jun 2023

Metamorphosis Metaverse
Pavilion 2