ARTIST NOMINATED BY João Ribas
1984, Los Angeles
Ian Cheng (1984, Los Angeles) lives in New York. His work explores the nature of mutation and the capacity of humans to relate to change. Drawing on principles used in video game design, improvisation, and Darwinian brutality, Cheng has developed so-called “live simulations” - living virtual ecosystems that begin with basic programmed properties, but are left to self-evolve, without authorial control or end.