CONTACT


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BIO


Liang He is an interdisciplinary artist and a gamer. His art intervenes in social constructions, narratives, and politics in the space and time of games of the artists’ own fabrication. Liang drew emotional impulse from his video game experience, and intimate relationships, which were made physical in combinations of sculpture, installation, performance, and cartography. Focusing on the questions towards the anxiety of building a utopia, his works explore absurdity and aim to provoke the audiences. During the process, he often embark on a research journey, where he is able to experiment and rhetorically reconfigure the dynamics in reality.

Born in Foshan, China in 2000, Liang He is a research-based interdisciplinary artist who works around games and play. He received his BFA degree in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC) in 2022, where he was awarded the Presidential Merit Scholarship. Residing in New York City for one year after graduation, he participated in several group exhibitions, attended the SVA summer residency, and the Kunstraum residency. During this time, he has interned for Textile Art Center, Barro gallery, and has been the studio assistant for Alejandra Seeber. In 2023, he won the Runner Up Prize during Evanston and Vicinity Biennial. His work has been exhibited at Evanston Art Center, A4 Art Museum, SVA Flatiron Gallery, SAIC Galleries, and Pingyao International Photography Festival.





EDUCATION



2025  MFA Candidate  Art and Technology Study, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2022  BFA  Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL



Residency



2023  Artist-in-Residence, Kunstraum LLC, New York City, NY
2022  Summer Recidency, School of Visual Art, New York City, NY



AWARDS


2023       Runner UP Prize, Evanston And Vincinty Biennial, Evanston, IL
2022-2018  Presidential Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2018       First-Year Scholars Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


EXHIBITIONS


2023  Evanston Art Center Biennial, Evanston, IL
2023  Artificial Nature Game Jam, Basecamp, Shanghai, China
2023  A4 Art Book Fair, A4 Art Museum, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2023  Yonder Crush, Satchel Projects, New York City, NY
2022  Hot Box, SVA Flatiron Gallery, New York City, NY
2022  Senior Undergraduate Exhibition, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, IL
2021  Don't Mind The Thing, Wedge Project, Chicago, IL
2021  RE-CONNECT, Key Elements, Online
2021  Two Sets of Eyes Looking Only At Each Other, 2479 30th avenue, San Francisco, CA
2021  New Work 2021, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, IL
2021  Making It, SAIC Wellness Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
2021  Olfactory Art Show, Aroma Workshop, Chicago, IL
2021  The Functions of Art, Us Gallery Contemporary, Online
2019  ArtBash, SITE Gallery, Chicago, IL
2019  Lost×Spatial Habitats, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017  17th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi, China