Ryan Kuo lives and works in New York City. His works are process-based and diagrammatic and often invoke a person or people arguing. This is not to state an argument about a thing, but to be caught in a state of argument. He has used videogame engines, chatbots, web and graphic design, productivity software, and writing to produce circuitous and unresolved movements in which objects are lost and found in white escape routes.

His recent works include an audio work that mimics business systems crashing and recovering; a memory engine presented as a self-playing biographical RPG; a hateful little intervention at whitney.org; an experimental comic book about farming automation; and an artist’s book about aspirational workflows, File: A User’s Manual, modeled after software guides for power users.
His work has appeared at the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), M+ (Hong Kong), Queens Museum (NYC), bitforms gallery (NYC), TRANSFER (LA), left gallery (Berlin), and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Cambridge), and has been published in ArtforumArt in AmericaBOMB, and Rhizome. He was a 2022 Knight Arts + Tech Fellow and a resident at the Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City), Pioneer Works (NYC), and the Queens Museum Studio Program (NYC).

He holds a Master of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT.

He is not a programmer.

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