Carrie Sijia Wang is a New York-based artist working with interactive experience, video, installation, and performance. She is interested in how systems, rules, and regulations affect cultures, beliefs, and rituals. In her multimedia performance, The System, she created a fake government department that tests candidates’ ability to generate system-compliant content. She also is the creator behind ALEX, a fictional artificial intelligence HR manager that uses gamification as a subtle tool of control in the workplace. The juxtaposition between the real and the fictional, and the rational and the absurd is a recurring theme in her work. Wang holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012) and an M.P.S. from New York University (2019). She is a 2021 Pioneer Works resident, 2020 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, and 2019-2020 research fellow at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU. She has shown her work with venues including New York Transit Museum, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, A.I.R. Gallery, New York Live Arts, and CultureHub.
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