Born: Los Angeles, California, 1984

Resides: New York, New York

Education: Columbia University (M.F.A., 2009); University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 2006)


Selected Solo Exhibitions



"Forking at Perfection," Migros Museum, Zürich (February 20-May 16).



"Emissary Forks at Perfection," Pilar Corrias, London.

"Something Thinking of You: Live 1-31 August,", live streaming simulation.

"Emissary in the Squat of Gods," Standard (Oslo), Frieze New York.

"Emissary in the Squat of Gods," Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy.

"Real Humans, w/ Wu Tsang, Jordan Wolfson," Irina Raskin, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.



La Triennale di Milano, Milan.



"Baby ft. Bali," Standard (Oslo), Oslo.

"Frieze Frame," Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Frieze London.

"Entropy Wrangler," Off Vendome, Düsseldorf.

"Too Humans All Too Humans," Vanity, Los Angeles.



"This Papaya Tastes Perfect," Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami.


Selected Group Exhibitions



"Suspended Animation," Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (February 10-March 12).

"Stranger," Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (January 29-May 8).



"Co-Workers," Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris.

"Co-Workers: Beyond Disaster," Bétonsalon, Paris.

"Works on Paper," Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

"Screen Play," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo.

"Open Source," Hetzler, Berlin.



"Taipei Biennial-The Great Acceleration," Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

"Phantom Limbs," Pilar Corrias, London.

"Technokinesis," Blum & Poe, Los Angeles and New York.

"Dreams that Money Can't Buy," Museo delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome.

"Chatbots, Tongues, Denial, and Various Other Abstractions," Bortolami Gallery, New York.

"Season Eight: Pierre Huyghe," The Artist's Institute, New York.

"International Women's Day," Night Gallery, Los Angeles.



"The Time Machine," Cura Basement, Rome.

"Love of Technology," Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami.

"Lyon Biennial-Meanwhile, suddenly, and then," La Sucrière, Lyon.

"Freak Out," Greene Naftali Gallery, New York.

"ProBio, Expo1," MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York.

"HMV," Foxy Production, New York.

"3D Models," DISimages.

"Ein Hammer auf den Kopf kann die Seele Verletzen," Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf.



"A Disagreeable Object," SculptureCenter, New York.

"A Programming Language," Primary Work Surface, London.

"How to Download a Boyfriend," iTunes Store.

"You Told Me the Other Night," West Street Gallery, New York.



"December," Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.


Selected Bibliography



"Ian Cheng," Interview (December).

Bier, Arielle. "Review: Ian Cheng at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo," Frieze (November/ December).

Gratza, Agnieszka. "Critics' Picks: Emissary in the Squat of Gods," Artforum online (November).

McLean, Matthew. "Review: Emissary Forks at Perfection," Art Agenda (November).

Bailey, Stephanie. "Ian Cheng: Entropy Wrangler," Leap (September/October).

"Ian Cheng, Forking at Perfection," Mousse (May).



"Ian Cheng, Infinite Game of Thrones," Mousse (November).

McLean Ferris, Laura. "Review: Taipei Biennial: The Great Acceleration," Art Agenda (September).

"On Cartooning," Artforum (Summer).



Kerr, Dylan. "Ian Cheng," Bomb (October).

"Ian Cheng, Future Fictions," Frieze (June/August).

Rittenbach, Kari. "Focus Interview: Ian Cheng," Frieze (May).

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