徐文恺 Aaajiao (Xu Wenkai)

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aaajiao是徐文恺的网络化名,aaajiao代表了他媒体艺术家、自媒体、网络活动家等诸多身份。aaajiao于1984年生于西安,就像这个年份——1984年也是奥威尔同名小说的标题——和地点所象征的巧合,他的作品充满了强烈的科技的想象以及文人情怀。不少aaajiao的作品都切中了今天互联网相关的新思维、议题以及现象,其中不少项目都探索了数据处理、自媒体领域以及信息过滤。aaajiao近期的创作中的跨领域协作(建筑、电子音乐、表演、产品设计、医学等)都无疑都聚焦于今天消费网络技术、生活于社交媒体中的青年一代。

aaajiao的作品频繁展出于国内外的诸多展览,其中包括《齐物等观——国际新媒体艺术三年展》,中国美术馆,北京(2014);《PANDAMONIUM 又一次发声 ——来自上海的媒体艺术》,Momentum,柏林(2014);《西岸建筑与当代艺术双年展》,上海(2013);《平行世界》,录映太奇,香港(2011);《转译媒体节》,柏林(2010),等等。2014年底,他不仅荣获第三届三亚艺术季暨华宇青年评审大奖,亦入围首届OCAT皮埃尔•于贝尔奖并在2015年获得第九届AAC年轻艺术家提名奖。

aaajiao, is the online handle of Xu Wenkai, a Shanghai-based new media artist, avid blogger and free thinker.

Born in 1984, aaajiao grew up in Xi’an, the ancient capital of Qin and Han Dynasty known for the Terracotta Army. The year of 1984, coinciding with George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, seems to explain the perfect alignment between the vivid SciTech-driven imagination and the sometimes-poetic sophistication, frequently seen as the main theme of aaajiao’s work. Many of aaajiao’s works tap into the most current trends of thoughts around the Internet sphere, with a focus on the emerging controversies and phenomenon related to data processing, blogsphere/wemedia and filtered information. In his most recent projects, the artist has adopted a more extended scope of practices, borrowing elements from architecture, electronic music, performance arts, product design, even medicine, to portray the young generation harnessing the power of cyber technology and the ever-present social media.

Being one of the most frequently exhibited Chinese new media artists, aaajiao has been featured in both international and domestic scenes. Highlights include: “Thingworld, International Triennial of New Media Art Beijing”, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2014); “Pandamounium”, Media Art from Shanghai, Momentum, Berlin (2014); The West Bund Architecture and Contemporary Art Biennale, Shanghai (2013); “One World” Exposition – Chinese Art in the Age of the New Media, Videotage, Hong Kong (2011); Transmediale, Berlin (2010), etc. aaajiao is a winner of the Jury Prize from Art Sanya Awards 2014, a nominee of OCAT – Pierre Huber Art Prize, and most recently, a nominee of the “Young Artist of the Year” of 9th “Award of Art China”.

廖文峰 Wenfeng Liao

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廖文峰 ,1984年生于中国江西省。2006年毕业于中国美术学院总体艺术工作室。2006-2012年生活于上海,现居柏林。除了艺术创作,在上海期间还曾在上海证大现代艺术馆策展部工作,并参与了“介入:艺术生活366天”以及“离信之雾-杨福东个展”等项目。 他近年参加的主要展览包括:“第二届CAFAM未来展”,北京(2015);“为未来而创造,想象不可能之事”, 德国(2015);“多重宇宙”,上海(2014);“17ZWEI—公共艺术项目”,瑞士(2013); “捕猎者和被捕者”, 德国(2012)。作为艺术家,他还参加了瑞士的“艺术家在实验室”(2010)以及芬兰的“HIAP”驻地计划(2011)。

Liao Wenfeng was born in Jiangxi Province (P.R.China) in 1984. In 2006 he graduated from the Total Art Studio of China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He lived in Shanghai from 2006 to 2012. Since 2012 he lives in Berlin. Aside from pursuing his artistic goals he was part of the curatorial team of Shanghai Zendai MoMA and was involved in several big exhibition projects including the „Intrude: Art & Life 366“ project in 2008 and „Dawn Mist Separation Faith Yang Fudong’s Solo Exhibitionin“ in 2009. He showed his art works in a series of exhibitions including: „ The 2nd ‘CAFAM Future’ Exhibition“ in Beijing (2015), „Creating for The Future“ in Germany (2015), „Cosmos“ in Shanghai (2014), „17ZWEI-A Public Art Project“ in Switzerland (2013), „Hunters and Hunted“ in Germany (2012). As an artist Wenfeng Liao participated in international residency programs including the „Artists-in-labs“ residency in Switzerland (2010), the HIAP residency in Finland (2011).