DEFNE AYAS PRESENTS:
Aaajiao (Xu Wenkai)
Aaajiao (Xu Wenkai) is a computer visuals programmer and website designer, based in Shanghai. In 2003 he established the sound art website: cornersound.com, and in 2006 he founded the Chinese take on the blog we-make-money-not-art: We Need Money Not Art. He is devoted to Processing, an open source visual programming software and Dorkbot, a non-profit initiative for creative minds.
Shih Chieh Huang
Shih Chieh Huang creates installations that merge common, store-bought artificial materials and dissected electronics with air and water to create interactive organic living environments and sculptures. His work has exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (solo exhibition); the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai; the University of California-San Diego Price Center; the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Madrid and Burgos, Spain; and the New Museum and Queens Museum in New York. He has been the recipient of a number of grants and awards, including from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, ArtSpace, Yale, the Bronx Council On the Arts, Manhattan Community Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the University of California San Diego.