Casey Tang

While tapping into diverse disciplines including ecology, music, and narrative, Tang puts actions, experiences, objects and installations into works that create liminal areas that re-contextualize and compare systems, information, histories, and paradigms. Recently, Tang has become interested in abstractions of form and narrative as a means of creating disassociation from cultural norms and incorporating non-western worldviews—such as humor and contradictions found in Zen Koans and ritual clowns—and cultural outputs to create and critique new, hybrid worldviews. He has exhibited in the US, Europe, and Asia.

He's participated in "Catalyst" at the Queens Museum, “CAFAM Future: Observer-Creator" at the Central Academy of Fine Art Museum, Beijing, Urban Forest Lab Project at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, had a solo exhibition at Charpa Gallery, Valencia, Spain, solo book project, First Sounds, Booklyn, Brooklyn. He is a recipient of the 2013 New Vision Award from He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, and the 2015 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists. His work is in the collection of Stanford University, Grinnell college, the Inelcom foundation, and He Xiangning museum.

Areas of Interest
American Art, Art and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Building Materials, Climate Change, Community Development, Community Planning and Economic Development, Computation, Digital Fabrication, Environmental Planning and Management, Feminism, Fine Arts, Food Systems, Gardening, Globalization, History of Gardens, Housing, Land Use, Landscape, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Machine Learning, Modern Architecture, Orientalism, Parks and Recreation, Postcolonialism, Public Art, Real Estate, Regeneration, Social Equity, Structures, Sustainability, Theory of Art, Urban Design, Visualization

Professional Experience

2015 - 2019
Art Director, Lootok
2012 - 2015
Visual Designer, Artstor
2010 - 2011
Art Program Specialist, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Percent for Art
2009 - 2010
Director of Operations, Xu Bing Studio
2009 - 2007
Designer and archivist, Xu Bing Studio


2018 - 2019
Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu Fellowship, Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu
2015 - 2016
The Queens Museum-Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, Queens Museum
2013 - 2013
New Vision Award, He Xiangning Art Museum


2016 - Present
Swale, New York City
2016 - 2016
Landmark, Socrates Sculpture Park
2016 - 2016
20/20 Vision, San Francisco Center for the Book
2016 - 2016
Works From The Permanent Collection, Coleccion Inelcom Arte Contemporáneo
2015 - 2016
Catalyst, Queens Museum
2015 - 2015
Observer - Creator, K11
2015 - 2015
The 2nd CAFAM-Future exhibition: Observer - Creator, Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum
2014 - 2016
Urban Forest Lab , Socrates Sculpture Park
2014 - 2014
All Things Pass into the Night, Charpa Galería
2013 - 2013
Local Future, He Xiangning Art Museum