Digital Designer, Creative Technologist
Tong Wu is a multimedia artist, designer, and creative technologist raised on the Internet. She now co-exists with her digital doubles in New York and the Chrome browser.
Tong Wu's art research focuses on cyberculture, the digital system, and how "individuals" form relationships with their overpopulated avatars in the era of digital. She uses various media, such as 3D visuals, machine-learning models, installations, and performance, to construct a speculative world of digital doubles and to present the fluid yet dystopian nature of "individual".
Wu graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the New York University and the photojournalism program at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has exhibited her work internationally, including Koganechō Art Management Center in Yokohama, Japan, CURRENTS New Media Festival in New Mexico, U.S., International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) DocLab Session in Amsterdam, Netherlands, CultureHub & La Mama experimental theater club in New York, U.S., SandBox Immersive Festival Acceleration Program in Hangzhou, China.
Her personal and collaborative projects have also received international awards and nominations, including nominees of the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-fiction and Digital Storytelling, winner of the Digital Dozens Special Jury Awards by Digital Storytelling Lab of the Columbia University.