Carrie Sijia Wang is a New York-based artist making interactive experiences inspired by bureaucratic processes, standardized tests, and hidden systems. Her interdisciplinary practice uses graphic design, code, video, and live performance to explore the space between the real and the fictional, the rational and the absurd.
In her multimedia performance—The System, she created a fake government department that tests candidates’ ability to generate system-compliant content. She is also the creator behind ALEX, a fictional artificial intelligence HR manager that uses gamification as a subtle tool of control in the workplace.
Wang is a 2021-2022 member of NEW INC, 2021 Pioneer Works resident, 2020 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient, and 2019-2020 research fellow at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. Her work has been shown with venues including the Onassis Foundation, ACM SIGGRAPH, New York Transit Museum, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, A.I.R. Gallery, New York Live Arts, and CultureHub. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MPS from NYU. She is teaching at NYU Tisch’s Interactive Media Arts (IMA) program as an Adjunct Professor.