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Date and place of birth
Current location
New York, NY
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2013, Research Resident

CHiKA is an interactive visual artist and an educator. She creates a minimalist geometric visual narrative in sync with the sounds of live music performance in addition to interactive projection mapping installations that explore the relationship between visual, light, sound and public audience.

Her work has been shown at the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, Theatre Maisonneuve, Biennial in Venezuela, eBay, New York University, Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Millennium, Mapping Festival, Dumbo Arts Festival, MOD Festival, Blip Festival New York, Blip Festival Tokyo, Mutek, Nuit Blanche, Metropolitan Pavilion, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Gramercy Theatre, S.O.B.’s, and among other places.

She received her BFA at the School of Visual Arts and her MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. As an educator, she is the founder of a Projection and LED Pixel Mapping Workshop, Mappathon™, teaching mapping techniques and technology, from conceptualizing to finalizing the installation and artist development through her practice. Currently, she is teaching at ITP, NYU, and Queens College.

Since 2017, She has been on the Paseo Festival advisory council and a Designers-in-Resident at the New York Hall of Science from 2020 – 2022. She was a Visible Future Lab resident at the School of Visual Arts in 2019, a New Media resident at Mana Contemporary in 2018, a Harvestworks workspace resident, an Elsewhere artist resident in 2017, a Bronx Museum AIM program, a Laboratory resident, BRIC Media arts fellow, Triangle workshop resident in 2016, Made in NY Media Center by IFP resident in 2015, Eyebeam Spring-Summer resident in 2013, IAC teaching and research fellow and ITP research resident in 2012 and Experimental TV Center resident in 2009.



Eyebeam Research Resident  (Spring/Summer 2013)


a digital Zen garden

SHiKAKU (四角, 視覚, 視角, 死角) is a Japanese homophone that translates to “square,” “visual,” “optic angle,” and “blind spot.” Sound designed and programmed in collaboration with Phan VisutyothapibalSHiKAKU 07 consists of two light cube structures and six channel speakers in a darkened room activated by the movement of participants in the space. A digital Zen garden reduced to its most basic elements of rocks and trees, and water represented by LED lights and the movement of people. The audience brings the elements to life with each movement triggering new and unexpected light and sounds patterns.

Read more about SHiKAKU 07 here


Sound design and programming by Phan Visutyothapibal
Technical advice by Boris Edelstein
LED light provided by GarageCube & ShowJockey
Supported by Madmapper and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant & Eyebeam

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