Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks At Perfection (detail), 2015–2016, live simulation and story, infinite duration, Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias, and Standard (Oslo)

Ian Cheng

Forum Gallery

Forum 79

Ian Cheng (b. 1984) is best known for his digital simulation works that draw on his background in cognitive science and employ rudimentary forms of artificial intelligence. Coding these unpredictable animated worlds from the ground up, he uses the language of video games to probe complex themes such as evolution, human behavior, and the history of consciousness. For his solo exhibition at CMOA, Cheng will present the third installment of his Emissaries trilogy. 


Exhibition Images

Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks At Perfection, 2015–2016, live simulation and story, infinite duration, Courtesy the artist, Pilar Corrias, and Standard (Oslo)

Ian Cheng, Emissary Forks At Perfection, 2015–2016, live simulation and story, infinite duration, Courtesy the artist, Pilar Corrias, and Standard (Oslo)

Computer generated winter landscape with strange thing sitting beside some rocks.

Ian Cheng, Something Thinking of You, 2015, live simulation, infinite duration, Courtesy the artist, Pilar Corrias, and Standard (Oslo)

Ian Cheng, Emissary in the Squat of Gods, 2015, live simulation and story, infinite duration, Courtesy the artist, Pilar Corrias, and Standard (Oslo)

Ian Cheng, Emissary in the Squat of Gods, 2015, live simulation and story, infinite duration, Courtesy the artist, Pilar Corrias, and Standard (Oslo)