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Shu Lea Cheang is a multimedia artist who works in the fields of net-based installation, social interface and film production. Cheang received a BA in History from the National Taiwan University in 1976 and an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University in 1979.
Over the past decade, she has emerged as a prominent figure in new media art. Cheang is one of the leading multimedia artists dealing with multidisciplinary topics. Her work is often interactive. She is most noted for her individual approach in the realm of art and technology, creatively intermingling social issues with artistic methods.
Cheang’s work employs film, video, net-based installation, and interface to explore “…ethnic stereotyping, the nature and excesses of popular media, institutional – and especially governmental – power, race relations, and sexual politics.” Cheang has also written and directed feature films I.K.U. and Fluidø.