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Wei di
Zhang:

is a new media artist /researcher [ currently based in Los Angeles ]. She was born and raised in Suzhou [苏州, China], a beautiful historical city renowned for its unique architectural style of Chinese gardens. Inspired by a Chinese garden design strategy - Borrowed Scenery -she observes and frames her surrounding environments as an ever-changing multi-layered assemblage. 

 

Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Media Arts and Technology Program and a graduate researcher in Experimental Visualization Lab at UC Santa Barbara. She taught at UC Santa Barbara and The Ohio State University. She holds her MFA degree in Art + Technology at the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA degree in Photo/Media at the University of Washington, Seattle.

 

Her interdisciplinary art and design research investigates A Speculative Assemblage at the intersection of immersive media design, experimental data visualization, and interactive AI art. Her works are featured at international awards, exhibitions, festivals, and conferences, such as the Best In Show Award in SIGGRAPH Art Gallery [US], Prix Trames Sonore Award in Society For Arts and Technology [CAN], Juried Selection in Japan Media Arts Festival [JP], ISEA, shortlisted for Lumen Prize [UK], Times Art Museum [CN], SwissNex Gallery, SIGGRAPH ASIA, CVPR, IEEE VISAP, Zeiss-Planetarium Jena (GE), Planetarium 1(RUS), and others. As a visual designer, She worked in the award-winning visual design studios in LA and she was selected for Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) educational initiative for entertainment design in 2015.

张味迪,新媒体艺术家、 视觉设计师,现居洛杉矶。她在新媒体艺术领域的研究与实践主要围绕实验数据可视化、互动人工智能系统设计、沉浸式环境设计、思辨设计领域来探索人机现实里基于图像数据的互动可视化。她的作品参展于多个国际新媒体艺术节、国际顶级学术会议和艺术馆。包括: SIGGRAPH 艺术馆 "最佳作品奖“、ISEA 国际电子艺术研讨会、SIGGRAPH 亚洲展区、 IEEE VIS艺术展、北京时代美术馆、日本新媒体艺术节评委会选择奖、旧金山 SwissNex画廊、CVPR 艺术展区、两次入围英国流明数码艺术奖并获得荣誉提名等。她的沉浸式视听作品展映于多个国际穹顶电影节和天文馆,如 Metaxis 新媒体艺术节天文馆 1 号(俄罗斯)、耶拿·蔡斯天文馆(德国)、艺术科技协会 (加拿大)、墨尔本天文馆/维多利亚博物馆等。目前她是加州大学圣塔芭芭拉分校(媒体艺术与科技系)博士研究生、实验可视化实验室研究员。她兼职任教于俄亥俄州立大学设计学院-艺术与设计高级计算中心和加州大学圣塔芭芭拉分校艺术系。之前,她毕业于华盛顿大学西雅图分校影像传媒专业获学士学位(2014 ),并于2016年在加州艺术学院获得艺术与科技硕士学位。她曾在洛杉矶的获奖设计工作室担任视觉设计师并于2015年入选华特迪士尼幻想工程蓝天项目担任概念设计师。 

 

 

AWARDS

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Prix Trames Sonore Award
Société des arts technologiques SAT FEST Le festival du cinéma immersif
| Astro_v2, US, 2022 _ Sound Design By Weilu Ge


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Best In Show Award
SIGGRAPH Art Gallery  
| Cangjie's Poetry(CangjieII), US, 2021


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Nominated Best of Earth Award
World-Wide Fulldome Film Competition Held by Leading Fulldome Festivals
| Astro, 2021 


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Shortlisted  
Lumen Prize The Award For Arts and Technology 

| Volume of Voids, 2021 _ Student Award Category 

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Juried Selection.  
Japan Media Art Festival
 

| Cangjie, 2020

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Honorable Mentioned
Lumen Prize The Award For Arts and Technology 

| Cangjie, 2020 _ Photomonitor Student Award category 
Announcement Video [from 55mins - ]









RECENT EXHIBITIONS 

2022:

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SIGGRAPH Art Gallery [ upcoming AUG 9- AUG 11 ] 
Vancouver Convention Center
| RAY, Vancouver, CAN 2022

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CCCB: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
[ upcoming JUNE 9th - AUG 21st ] International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)  Main Art Exhibition | Repository, Barcelona, 2022

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Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

[ upcoming JUNE 9th - AUG 21st ] 
International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) | Exhibition |
RAY, Barcelona, 2022

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SYMADES [ upcoming MAY 27th ]
California NanoSystems Institute
UCSB Media Arts and Technology Program End of Year Show 
| RAY, Cangjie's Poetry, 2022


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Earth Metaxis Festival 
Planetarium 1 Curated by Anastasiia Skabёlkina
|Astro_v2, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Erevan, 2022


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Société des arts technologiques SatoSphere
SAT Film Compilation | Invited Show 
| Astro_v2, Canada Montreal, 2022 May 3rd - May 27th


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SAT FEST Le festival du cinéma immersif
Société des arts technologiques
| Astro_v2, Canada Montreal, 2022 


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LuxFilmFest Music Video Official Selection
| commissioned music video - NISSIM Uneven Ground, Luxembourg 2022  


2021:

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Athens Digital Arts Festival Extended Reality Session 
| Repository, Athen 2021 [ postponed due to pandemic]

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SIGGRAPH ASIA Art Gallery
Tokyo International Forum: The Future of Ritual and Resonance
| Volume II of Voids, Japan, 2021


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Zeiss-Planetarium Jena Fulldome Festival, Best of Earth
| Astro, Germany, 2021

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The  Melbourne  Planetarium 
Victoria Museum Dome  Under  Festival, Best of Earth
| Astro, Australia, 2021 


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IVT Planetarium [ University of Plymouth ], FulldomeUK, Best of Earth
| Astro, UK, 2021  

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Orange  Coast  College  Planetarium, Dome  Fest  West, Best of Earth
| Astro, US, 2021

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SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Los Angeles
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[ change to virtual format due to pandemic]
| Cangjie's Poetry, US, 2021

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City Light Art Museum
| Astro_CityJungle, Shenzhen, China, 2021 

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Computer Vision Art Gallery CVPR

Workshop EC3V - [ change to virtual format due to pandemic]
| Lavin, 2021 

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Planetarium 1 Metaxis Media Art Festival
| Astro, Russia, 2021


2020:

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JOYNT ART + TECH Festival Codeme San Francisco
[ change to virtual format due to pandemic]
| Cangjie's Poetry, US, 2020  

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SIGGRAPH ASIA Art Gallery
Art Center Nabi: Untitled & Untied
| Cangjie, Korea, 2020  - [ change to virtual format due to pandemic]

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ChinaVIS Art Gallery | Invited Show
China Visualization and Visual Analytics Conference  
| Cangjie, Xian, China, 2020 

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IEEE VIS Art Program [VISAP] : Enchantment
| Volume of Voids, Utah, US, 2020 - [ change to virtual format due to pandemic]

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IEEE VIS Art Program [VISAP] : Enchantment
| Cangjie, Utah, US, 2020 - [ change to virtual format due to pandemic]

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26th International Symposium on Electronic Art
[ISEA2020] Montreal Digital Spring
| Hongshan Experiment II Celestial, CA, 2020  
[ Montreal - change to virtual format due to pandemic]

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Ars Electronica .ART
| Volume of Voids, Online, 2020

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Bricolage: Media Arts and Technology Program End of Year Show
| Cangjie, Online, 2020

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Corwin Pavilion:
Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology Conference [AWMAT]:
Integration - Art Gallery | Invited Artwork
| Repository, University of California, Santa Barbara, US, 2020



2019:

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SwissNex Gallery
Beyond the Body Exhibition & Performances 
| Lavin, US, Nov 2019

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CXU Gallery SOLO SHOW
| Repository, US, 2019 

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IEEE VIS Art Program [VISAP]: Vancouver Convention Center
|  Borrowed Scenery, US, 2019

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SIGGRAPH Art Gallery Los Angeles Convention Center
Proliferating Possibilities: Speculative Futures in Art and Design
| Lavin, US, 2019 

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M.A.D.E
Media Arts and Technology Program End of Year Show California NanoSystems Institute
| Lavin, University of California, Santa Barbara, US, 2019

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Refest LA Navel LA, Culture Hub
| Fantastic Shredder, US, 2019


2018:

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Times Art Museum
Times art museum's 10th Anniversary exhibition: Xcelerator
| Fantastic Shredder, US, 2018

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Invisible Machine
Media Arts and Technology Program End of Year Show California NanoSystems Institute
| Fantastic Shredder, US, 2018
 
 
 

INVITED TALKS / VISITING ARTIST


Syracuse University (US)
| Department of Film & Media Arts | Data Art & Visualization Design Course 2022

San Jose State University (US)
| College of Humanities and Arts | Data+AI+Art 2022

The Ohio State University (US)
| Design Department | Visual Communication Studio Course 2022

California Insitute of the Arts (US)
| Art + Tech Program | Algorithmic Practices 2022

Central Academy of Fine Arts (CN)
| Interactive Media Design 2022

ChinaVis: International Youth Scholar Forum (CN)
| Visualization Researcher Talk 2021

SIGGRAPH ASIA ART GALLERY (JP)
| Artist Talk & Panel 2021
 

University of Southern California (US)
| School of Cinematic Arts : Animation Program 2021

DigitalFUTURES. WORLD
| New Media Architecture 2021

California Insititute of the Arts (US)
| Visiting Artist, Art+Technology / Integrated Media Program, 2021

SIGGRAPH Art Gallery / Art Paper (US)
| Cangjie’s Poetry, 2021

California State University, Fullerton (US)
| Department of Visual Arts | Design for Interactive Arts 2021

University of California, Santa Barbara (US)
| School of Art | Machine Learning for Arts 2021

California State University, Fullerton (US)
| Department of Visual Arts | Design 2021

IEEE VIS Art Program (US) | Utah [Online]
| Volume of Voids 2020

Tongji University (CN)
| Center for Digital Innovation, 2020

University of California, Santa Barbara (US)
| School of Art | Computer Programming For Arts, 2020

SIGGRAPH Art Gallery, LA Convention Center (US)
| AI and Immersive Environment, 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara (US)
| School of Art | Undergraduate Seminar, 2019

University of California, Santa Barbara (US)
| School of Art | Machine Learning for Arts, 2019
 



PRESS


Article / Journal /Conference Proceedings 
Zhang, Weidi, Donghao Ren, and George Legrady. "Cangjie's Poetry: An Interactive Art Experience of a Semantic Human-Machine Reality." Proceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques 4, no. 2 (2021): 1-9.

Extended Abstract 
Zhang, Weidi, and Donghao Ren. "Cangjie's poetry." In ACM SIGGRAPH 2021 Art Gallery, pp. 1-3. 2021.
Luo, Jieliang, and Weidi Zhang. "Lavin." In ACM SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery, pp. 1-2. 2019.
Zhang, Weidi, and Donghao Ren. "Cangjie." In SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Art Gallery, pp. 1-1. 2020.


Interview
'NEURAL 67, ADVERSARIAL TACTICS' Neural Magazine, Invited Interview
'CANGJIE'S POETRY - BEYOND A MERE VISUAL CELEBRATION' SIGGRAPH 2021, Invited Interview


Others 
Wong, John, Jieliang Luo, Weidi Zhang, Brigitta Zics, Özge Samanci, Adam Snyder, Gabriel Caniglia et al. "SIGGRAPH 2019 Art Gallery." Leonardo 52, no. 4 (2019): 400-422. 
 
 
 
 
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New Media Artist / Designer / Researcher
b / 1991 . Dec . 

CONTACT   |     zhangweidilydia@gmail.com
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