San Francisco

Cao Shu

KADIST San Francisco is pleased to welcome Cao Shu for a three-week residency to connect to the San Francisco Bay Area art scene and the local community. 

While in residence, Cao Shu will continue researching AI engineering and processing and interactive games. He will connect with the Bay Area art scene and investigate prison architecture and its effect on and relationship with how time is perceived. His practice includes but is not limited to new media art, 3D digital moving image, sound installation, and interactive games.

Cao Shu was awarded the residency as part of OCAT x KADIST Emerging Media Artist Program which aims to support emerging artists working in media art by providing a platform for the presentation of their work at multiple stages of their career, opportunities for cross-cultural research and exchange, and resources to contribute to the sustainability of their media art practices.

Cao Shu’s (b. 1987, China. Lives in Hangzhou, China) works span three-dimensional digital moving images, sound installation, and interactive games. His works are often based on a specific place and space, and ask open-ended questions in hopes of reactivating historical events or personal memory on a perceptual level. In addition, he is also interested in the notions of misreading and dislocation based on different cultural and technological environments in history.