Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents Shih Chieh Huang: Synthetic Seduction

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents Shih Chieh Huang: Synthetic Seduction an exhibition on view through June 30, 2013.

Shih Chieh Huang creates extraordinary sculptural ecosystems using computer parts and common objects, such as plastic bags and bottles, which he animates in installations that mix a machine aesthetic with an organic impulse. Gathering inspiration from marine biology, Huang explores bioluminescence and its role in seduction and reproduction in the deep sea.

Taiwanese-born Shih Chieh Huang exhibited his sculptures and installations at the Experimenta Biennial of Media Art, Melbourne; Busan Biennale, South Korea; Aichi Triennale, Japan; 52nd Venice Biennale, Taiwan Pavilion; Zero1 Biennial, San Jose; Biennale Cuvée, Linz, Austria; ARC Biennial of Art, Brisbane, Australia; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai. He has had solo exhibitions at Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art; Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine, CA; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. Huang’s awards include an Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution, a Creative Capital Grant, a Rockefeller Foundation New Media Arts Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Sculpture Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and residencies at Art Omi, Skowhegan, and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation. Huang lives and works in New York.

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