Shu Lea Cheang is a prominent Taiwanese-American multimedia artist (based in Paris) who is globally regarded as one of the pioneers of internet-based/new media art.
Cheang works in various mediums including internet-based installation, social interfaces, cinematic productions, software interaction and durational performances. Her artwork explores critical social issues such as race relations, gender roles, human ecological impact, implications of technology, etc. Through her experimental media art Cheang aims to challenge perspectives introduced by today’s dominant institutions.
Cheang has exhibited at Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Guggenheim Museum (New York City), NTT[ICC] (Tokyo), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and her works are collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim, among others. Last year, Cheang represented Taiwan as the first female artist from the country with a solo-exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale.