I work on projects with an openness to form. I'm interested in systems – both social and technological – and how they intersect with and reveal our humanity. My work often explores the intersections of technology and uncertainty, and uses archival material and research as building blocks. 

I live in New York City, where I was born and raised. I was a TED Fellow in 2010 and a resident of Laboratorio para la Ciudad in Mexico City in 2014. I'm currently a 2016 Director's Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

Much of my time from 2006 to 2013 was spent working on Kickstarter, which I founded with Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler. I'm also a co-founder of the Southfirst gallery in Brooklyn, which opened in 2001.


- June 20th, 2017. Participating artist. Vienna Biennale, How Will We Work?

- April 2017, Conversation with James Bridle in Pioneer Works magazine #5. 

- January 12, 2017. Co-hosted "Good Money?" with Miriam Katzeff and Brandon Stosuy.

- June 2, 2015. Interviewed by Gideon Jacobs about Computers in Crisis in BOMB Magazine

- Feb 19, 2015. Interviewed by Rebecca Gross in NEA ARTS

- Dec 12, 2014. Presented event Perry Chen: Y2K+15 for First Look @ New Museum w Rhizome & Creative Time Reports.

- Dec 9, 2014. Debuted Computers in Crisis and published essay on Y2K in Creative Time Reports. 

- Oct 22, 2014. Talk at Karen Shimakawa's "Abjection" course at NYU, Performance Studies graduate program.

- Feb 20, 2014. Opened LUNAR, a site-specific installation/intervention at the disused Teatro Santa Cecelia. Mexico City, Mexico. 

- Feb 8, 2014. Speaker. 89plus Americas Marathon: Autoconstrucción.  

- Aug 27, 2013. Discussion w Theaster Gates and Thelma Golden: Innovation in Art and Space.


Contact: hello[at]perrychenstudio.com

Twitter: @perrychen