Angie Eng is a visual artist who works in experimental video, conceptual art, and time-based media.
Eng was born in San Francisco California. She was trained as a painter (UC Santa Barbara) in the post-classical tradition. In 1993 she moved to New York City and soon discovered time-based arts. During this time she became involved in the downtown electronic arts scene where she experimented with video sculptures, interactive installation, and live video performance. She collaborated on numerous multimedia performance projects, including The Poool a live video group she co-founded and co-directed with Nancy Meli Walker and Benton Bainbridge in 1996-1999. She was involved in the first wave of new media art/web-based art in the late ’90s with commissions from Turbulence (New Radio and Performing Arts) and the former Alternative Museum. Her experimentation with interactive installation began during her first solo show at Artists Space in 1997 with an exploration of physical and virtual presence in line with Peter Campus and Vito Acconci. She does not limit herself to one medium nor genre but chooses the one that best fits her concepts ranging from nomadism, psychogeography, liminality, ecology, rituals, and synchronicity.
Her work has been performed and exhibited at established venues such as, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Lincoln Center Video Festival, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Roulette Intermedium , Bronx Museum, Artists Space, Art in General, Anthology Film Archives, Video Forever, Experimental Intermedia, Le Cube, Maison Pop, CNES, and Cité de la Musique. Her videos have been included in digital art festivals in local and international venues in Cuba, France, Greece, Japan, China, Holland, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Former Yugoslavia and Canada.
She has received grants and commissions: New Radio and Performing Arts, Harvestworks, Art In General, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Alternative Museum, Experimental TV Center Finishing Funds, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Boulder Arts Commission.
She has collaborated with composers, dancers, theatre, sound and video artists including Ron Anderson (Molecules), Rhys Chatham, Shu Lea Cheang, Audrey Chen, Luke DuBois, Vincent Epplay, Yuko Fujiyama, Jon Giles, Andy Grayton, Jean-Philippe Gross, Celeste Hastings, Sofi Hémon, Jason Kao Hwang, Simon Hostettler, Jessica Higgins, Hoppy Kamiyama, Koosil-Ja, Zach Layton, Okkyung Lee, David Linton, Jarryd Lowder, Shoko Nagai, Matthew Ostrowski, Jean Jacques Palix, Zeena Parkins, Liminal Projects, Kyoko Kitamura, David Linton, Thierry Madiot, Thomas Martinez, Geoff Matters, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Jane Scarpantoni, Peter Scherer, Kevin Shea (Talibam), David Simms (Jesus Lizards), Jim Staley, Satoshi Takeishi, Atau Tanaka, Yumiko Tanaka, Keiko Uenishi, Elisabeth Valletti, Vire Volte Theatre, Nancy Meli Walker, Sean Winters, and David Weinstein.
She has 20 years of experience in art education. She is a European correspondent for AOA (Artist Organized Art) to support a critical dialogue between artists, art practice, and dissemination via public events. She has lived in New York City, Paris, and Ethiopia. She recently obtained a Ph.D. on Kosmorganic aesthetics in the Intermedia arts, writing and performance program at CU Boulder while spearheading a cultural leadership organization, Creative Catalyzers.