Carrie Sijia Wang is an artist and educator based in New York. Combining art, technology, and research, she makes performances, videos, and participatory experiences to explore the humanization of machines and the mechanization of humans.
Inspired by bureaucratic processes and standardized tests, she makes work that has a nuanced mix of humor and discomfort. In The System, she created a fake government department that tests candidates’ ability to generate system-compliant content. In An Interview with ALEX, an Artificial Intelligence HR manager uses gamification as a subtle tool of control. Lost and Found presents an absurd deterioration of language through machine translation between Mandarin and English.
Wang is a Year 8 member of NEW INC, 2021 Pioneer Works resident, and 2020 Mozilla Creative Media Award recipient. She has shown and presented work with venues including Rhizome, New Museum, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Onassis Foundation, ACM SIGGRAPH, A.I.R. Gallery, New York Live Arts, and CultureHub. Her work has been featured in publications including the Business Insider, Slate, and Computerworld. She teaches Interactive Media Arts at NYU.