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Alumni, Former Staff, Class of 2011
resume: http://www.imagima.com/CHiKA

CHiKA is a Japanese-born, New York-based New Media Artist. Working as a graphic designer in the commercial industry and the underground experimental audiovisual scene for a decade in New York City has strongly influenced her artistic practice, shifting it from a one-way communication to the audience into a fully interactive 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 dark space while inviting people to reinvent themselves through the relationship between objects and visual images. Light and sound are the main elements she uses in her installations, which are ultimately a visual performance that experiments with improvisational communication and immediate interaction with the audience in real time. She graduated New York University Master program, ITP in 2011. She was an ITP Resident in 2012, an Eyebeam Resident in 2013, a BRIC Media Art Fellow, a resident of The Triangle Art Association Workshop in 2015, a Media Lab Researcher at Metropolitan Museum in 2016, and a participant of Bronx Museum AIM Program in 2016. Her first site-specific interactive installation, SHiKAKU07 was shown at Eyebeam Chelsea in 2013 and her biggest site-specific interactive installation, SEI02 was shown at the Dumbo Art Festival in 2014. She also showed e-Firework and Met Stars as the Met Media Lab researcher at Metropolitan Museum in 2016. Her work has shown in numerous international venues and festivals, including 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.

Country of Origin: Japan
Current residence: New York,