Window Sessions: Chris Romero and Wang Yefeng

Window Sessions: Chris Romero and Wang Yefeng
Wednesday, January 25
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public

Independent curator Chris Romero discusses his web-based curatorial project Tokyo Window Sessions, followed by a conversation with media artist Wang Yefeng.

Most recently, Chris Romero participated in curatorial residencies at Tokyo Wonder Site and 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. For this Hub program, Romero will speak about his web-based research project Tokyo Window Sessions, which investigates contemporary media art and digital culture in Japan. Attempting to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Japan (in regard to media art), the project is multi-faceted in nature, incorporating artist interviews, an exhibition, and personal documentation. Romero will share his experiences as a curator-in-residence in Japan, the challenges of organizing the project, and the results of the project versus his initial intentions and expectations. His vision for expanding the project to South Korea in September 2017 will also be addressed. Following this, media artist Wang Yefeng will join the conversation, providing his insight into media art in China.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with WINDOW in the subject line.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


January 25, 2017

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Chris Romero

Chris Romero is a curator interested in media art, the internet, and digital culture. His most recent project, “Tokyo Window Sessions” is an ongoing web-based resource investigating media art in Japan, created during residencies at Tokyo Wonder Site and 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo. In September 2015 he organized the first Internet Yami-Ichi in New York with Japanese Internet art collective IDPW. The event, a flea market for “Internet-ish” things, featured over 130 vendors and 1,500 visitors. His exhibitions have been featured throughout New York and featured in The New York Times and Hyperallergic. A graduate of NYU’s Masters program in Museum Studies, he has worked in institutions including bitforms gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.

Wang Yefeng

Wang “Frank” Yefeng is a new media artist who works across media including experimental 3D animation, video installation, virtual reality, and 3D printing. After completing his BFA at Shanghai University he received his MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2013 he initiated the Digital Media Art program at Rhode Island College as an Assistant Professor. His recent works address issues related to an ecstasy of digital visual culture, our over-speeding society, and his personal predicament of living and working in the Western world as a Chinese artist.

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