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Alumni, Former Staff, Class of 2011

CHiKA is a Japanese-born, New York-based New Media Artist. Working as a graphic designer and her experience in real time video performance for a decade in New York City has strongly influenced her artistic practice, shifting it from a one-way communication channel with the audience into an inclusive experience that uses technology to establish a moment of co-creation with the public. Her work creates what she describes as the symphony of light: creating minimalist geometric shapes and visuals that explore in dark space and inviting people to reinvent themselves through the relationship between objects and images. Light and sound are the main elements she uses in her installations, which are ultimately a visual performance that experimenting improvisational communication and immediate interaction with the audience in real time. Her work has shown in numerous international venues and festivals, including the Metropolitan Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, NY Hall of Science, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, and International Biennial Contemporary Art ULA-2010, Mapping Festival, Mutek, Dumbo Art Festival and among others. ITP Resident 2012, Eyebeam Resident 2013, BRIC Media Art Fellow 2015, The Triangle Art Association Workshop Resident 2015, Metropolitan Museum MediaLab Researcher 2016, Bronx Museum AIM Program Resident 2016.

Country of Origin: Japan
Current residence: New York,