Hi, this is zzyw. zzyw is a new media art duo founded at 2013 by Yang Wang & Zhenzhen Qi when the two met each other at ITP.
zzyw makes Digital Interactivity and Computational Artworks, if you ask in terms of what are they, they include video games, installations, apps, websites and much more.
Zhenzhen and Yang work together a lot, but they also create their own projects.
Studio visits are welcomed, please send us an email for appointment.
Zhenzhen Qi & Yang Wang
Yang is a computational media artist, an independent technologist, and a designer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of New York production studio ZZYW, co-founder of artist led event project Discourse, Director of Creative Technology of the Lab of Shanghai based new media art agency OUTPUT, developer of artist Ian Cheng founded production company MetisSuns, and a former Interaction Designer at New York Financial District based interaction design firm Potion.
Through his computational art practice, Yang relates the systematic and analytical side of computer algorithms to the generative and aesthetic. His work critiques notions that invite closer examinations, or produces poetic images. His creative installation work has been shown in places like the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, Knockdown Center in New York and many more art spaces around the world. His work in MetisSuns, OUTPUT, ZZYW and Potion have been exhibited in numerous top garde museums like Cleveland Museum of Arts, MOMA in New York, MOMA PS1 in New York, Serpentine Gallery in London, The Palace Museum（故宫） in Beijing, China, Carnegie Museum of Arts in Pittsburgh, Gladstone Gallery in New York, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris and many many more.
作为一名计算媒体艺术家，汪洋尝试同时在作品中表达出计算机代码语言的系统性和分析性，以及它的生成性和审美性。他的作品批判模糊的概念，或者制造诗意的图像。 汪洋的个人装置作品曾展出于上海当代艺术博物馆(Power Station of Art)，纽约的Knockdown Center，LAMAMA La Galleria等许多其他大大小小的艺术空间。汪洋在Metis Suns, OUTPUT, ZZYW, Potion参与开发的大型电脑艺术装置项目也展览于众多世界知名的美术馆和空间，如克利夫兰艺术博物馆、纽约MOMA、纽约MOMAPS1、伦敦蛇形画廊、中国北京故宫博物院、匹兹堡卡内基艺术博物馆(Carnegie Museum Of Arts)、纽约格莱斯顿画廊(Gladstone Gallery)、巴黎路易威登基金会(Foundation LouisVuitton)等等等等。
Zhenzhen Q is a new media artist and educator. Her research and pedagogical interests employ new media technology to create alternative realities where patterns are shifted, expectations are broken, and . Zhenzhen is currently a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, studying and practicing new media art education. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Baruch College, teaching Digital Interactivity since 2015, and Art Game since 2018. Zhenzhen has also taught new media art classes in Teachers College, Columbia University, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and other institutions. Zhenzhen, together with his partner Yang Wang, are fellows of the public education programme of New York based art space SLEEPCENTER. They are founders of Brooklyn based art space Discourse. Together with Yang, Zhenzhen has had her computational art work shown in museums and galleries in the US and China.
漆贞贞是一位新媒体艺术家和教育家。她对于使用新生的计算机媒体来创作古怪的另类现实颇有兴趣。在这个平行现实中，规则被轻轻扭曲，现实经验合成的对于事情的预判不不再准确，在这之下，平日所隐藏的更大系统则会显现。漆贞贞的作品曾经在许多城市展览，包括纽约、中国上海、中国北京和华盛顿。漆贞贞也是纽约唐人街艺术空间sleepcenter的教育项目2019年的合作者，并且是布鲁克林艺术空间Discourse的创始人。漆贞贞目前是的客座教授，和哥伦比亚大学的客座教授，教授课程 “数字交互” ， “新媒体，新形式”， “艺术游戏”漆贞贞也曾经任教于纽约巴鲁克学院，广州美术学院等其他艺术机构。
Zhenzhen Qi’s practice blog ( ZZ’s recent experiments and teaching notes ):
Zhenzhen’s portfolio site:
At 2016, after they moved from Chinatown, Manhattan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They converted their loft-y new home to an event venue Discourse.
Discourse is a pilot practice of alternative education.It promotes empirical and spontaneous exchanges and evokes for a new form of convergence. The project was initiated by Yang Wang and Zhenzhen Qi in 2015, in Brooklyn, New York. Discourse is a place for gathering, a space to play video games, fall asleep, and share breakfast. It nurtures the mundane interactive connectivity, investigates subtle integration of everyday conversational sphere, as well as encourages and traces improvised spoken verse. Discourse expands the forms of thought exchange instead of formal analytical and reactive argument.