Ryan Kuo
b. 1982 in Elkins, WV
Lives and works in New York, NY

Solo exhibitions and projects
2022PuzzleM+Kowloon, Hong Kong
2021Hateful Little ThingWhitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
2018The PointerBitforms GalleryNew York, NY
2018Yes, or else thenArt Contemporary ClubMontreal, QC, Canada
2017Tables of ContentArt Journal OpenNew York, NY
2016Are You SureFront/SpaceKansas City, MO
Selected group exhibitions and screenings
2024One to Zero (forthcoming)Feral FileOnline
2023Conceptions of WhiteVancouver Art GalleryVancouver, BC, Canada
2022Creation StoriesGus Fisher GalleryAuckland, NZ
2022Shall Make, Shall Be Federal Hall National MemorialNew York, NY
2021Pieces of MeTransfer Gallery x left galleryLos Angeles, CA
2021Message ReceivedBoston CyberartsBoston, MA
2021Turing's LoverJinan Art MuseumJinan, China
2020Plicnik Space InitiativeD02.2 London, England
2020Well Now WTF?Silicon Valet San Francisco, CA
2019Virtual BeingsTransfer GalleryLos Angeles, CA
2019Olaph the OxmanCopperfield GalleryLondon, England
2019left gallery: rite of accessStroom Den HaagThe Hague, Netherlands
2019Whatever Works, Whatever It TakesGoethe-Institut ChinaBeijing, China
2018A Non-thematic Just Celebrating Digital Diversity Online Exhibition.htmlOUTPUTShanghai, China
2018 Rencontres Internationales: Fiction MachinesHaus der Kulturen der WeltBerlin, Germany
2018Rencontres Internationales: Fiction MachinesLuminor Hôtel de VilleParis, France
2018Salon #1: IdentityThe Current MuseumNew York, NY
2017Collapse of VisionEquity GalleryNew York, NY
2016California ImaginaryIndustry LabCambridge, MA
2016Left Gallery Summer SelectionNeumeister Bar-AmBerlin, Germany
2016Dual 3Dual ClubBurgos, Spain
2016The Future of the LeftSpike Art Quarterly at Yvonne LambertBerlin, Germany
2016Speeding and Braking: Navigating AccelerationGoldsmithsLondon, England
2016GroundedBoston CyberartsBoston, MA
2016After AestheticsBar BabetteBerlin, Germany
2016 [image here]Carpenter Center for Visual ArtsCambridge, MA
2015ChangesIndustry LabCambridge, MA
20156TH SENSEMINIBAR Stockholm, Sweden
2014Public Space? Lost & FoundMIT Media LabCambridge, MA
2013Something Very Specific328 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA
2010MISC Video and PerformanceN.Y. Studio GalleryNew York, NY
2008LOOP BarcelonaLOOP BarcelonaBarcelona, Spain
2020Baby FaithJigsaw x RhizomeNew York, NY
2018Queens International 2018: VolumesQueens MuseumQueens, NY
Awards and grants
2022Knight Arts + Tech FellowshipJohn S. and James L. Knight FoundationMiami, FL
2018Rhizome Microgrant for Net ArtRhizomeNew York, NY
2017NEA Art WorksNational Endowment for the ArtsNew York, NY
2021The Whitney Museum of American Art / artportNew York, NY
2021Rhizome / ArtBaseNew York, NY
2018The Current MuseumNew York, NY
2025Triangle DUMBO Residency (upcoming)Triangle Arts AssociationNew York, NY
2022The Center for Afrofuturist Studies The Center for Afrofuturist StudiesIowa City, IA
2021The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative InquiryCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, PA
2019Pioneer Works Technology ResidencyPioneer WorksBrooklyn, NY
2018Queens Museum Studio ProgramQueens MuseumQueens, NY
2017NEA Art Works ResidencyResidency UnlimitedBrooklyn, NY
2016Neo FutureArteles Creative CenterHaukijärvi, Finland
Selected publications
2023"ASK (Autonomous System of Knowledge)" (forthcoming)DATA browser 09: Indexing ImaginariesOpen Humanities Press
2023Real Milk (with Veronica Graham)Most Ancient
2023"Artist Profile: American Artist"RhizomeRhizome
2023"Doc 091"Interlude DocsInterlude Docs
2022"The Truth of the Matter"HOLO 3HOLO
2022"Artist Profile: Nathalie Lawhead"RhizomeRhizome
2021"Square Hole"SequencingFulcrum Arts
2020"Keep Trollin'"Software for Artists Book: Building Better RealitiesPioneer Works Press
2017"In Submission"Art Journal OpenArt Journal Open
Selected bibliography
2023Family Atlas Maryam Monalisa Gharavi M+ Magazine
2022Ryan Kuo – Hateful Little ThingNeuralNeural
2022Ryan Kuo & Zach GageZach Gage and Ryan KuoOutland
2022A Poetics of the GlazeDarla MiganShift Space
2022Walking Along an Undulating HorizonTheodor Ussay回歸線 (Re-Turn)
2021w/Ryan KuoKit Son LeeCTRL SHIFT
2021On Platform Design, Part II: On RSS and the Theory of Communicative LabourYin Aiwenso-far
2020Keep Trollin’Tommy Martinez and Ryan Kuo Pioneer Works Broadcast
2020A Conversation with Ryan KuoBrett WallaceConversation Project NYC
2020Interview with Ryan KuoLaurel SchwulstFruitful School
2019The Artists' ArtistsDeForrest Brown, Jr.Artforum
2019Whiteness and SoftwareWendy Hui Kyong Chun and Ryan Kuo
Art in America
2018Alien and Sedition: Ryan Kuo Interviewed by Kent SzlauderbachKent SzlauderbachBOMB
2018How Does a Museum Collect Software?Ben Fino-Radin and Lorena Ramírez LópezThe Current Museum on Drip
2018The Family Dynamic, Presented in a Never-Ending Series of Pop-Up WindowsDrew MillardThe Outline
2017Humanity and Technology Collide in Collapse of Vision at Equity GalleryAudra LambertHuffington Post
2017Artist Profile: Ryan KuoCeline KatzmanRhizome.org
2017Tables for DaysLevi RubeckUnwinnable
2017Ryan KuoDavid WolinskyDon't Die
2016What's in a RaveNora KhanPOSTmatter
Selected public speaking
2023Office Hours : Puzzle with Ryan Kuo and Tommy Martinez, livestream with Celine Wong KatzmanRhizomeNew York, NY
2022Triggering the Troll Bots, podcast with Tommy Martinez and Lee TusmanArtists and HackersNew York, NY
2021Talks, radio broadcastMontez Press RadioNew York, NY
2021The Forum, with DeForrest Brown, Jr.The LabSan Francisco, CA
2021NFT Aesthetics, moderated by Michael ConnorRhizomeNew York, NY
2021Exhaust, moderated by Murtaza Vali and invited by Maryam Monalisa GharaviSonic ActsAmsterdam, Netherlands
2020Salon Night: Virtual Beings, with Stephanie Dinkins and Nora KhanTransfer GalleryLos Angeles, CA
2019 Code Kitchen, with Angeline MeitzlerParsons School of DesignNew York, NY
2018Access and Agency, with Nora KhanQueens MuseumQueens, NY
2018Living Content Live, with Luciana SolanoTimes Square SpaceNew York, NY
2018Black Stroke White Fill, with American ArtistBitforms GalleryNew York, NY
2016Ryan and Panoramical, podcast with Tevis ThompsonClose PlayingOnline
2015Process: In Medias Res, lecture-performanceHarvard UniversityCambridge, MA
Selected visiting appearances
2024Visiting artist, Visiting Designer Lecture SeriesRutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, NJ
2022Visiting artist, Studio ArtGrinnell CollegeGrinnell, IA
2022Visiting artist, Spring Graphic Design Speaker Series + RISD Code LabRhode Island School of DesignProvidence, RI
2020Visiting artist, MFA Visiting Artist SeriesParsons Fine ArtsNew York, NY
2020Visiting artist, Artist Statement: A User GuideSchool for Poetic ComputationNew York, NY
2019Visiting artist, Language PiecesBard at Brooklyn Public LibraryBrooklyn, NY
2019Visiting critic, ITP Thesis ReviewNYU Tisch School of the ArtsNew York, NY
2019Visiting instructor, Interferences workshopKnowlton School of ArchitectureColumbus, OH
2019Visiting critic, Art, Culture and Technology final reviewMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
2018Visiting artist lecture, Integrated Digital MediaNYU Tandon School of EngineeringBrooklyn, NY
2015Visiting artist, Process: In Medias Res workshopHarvard UniversityCambridge, MA
Curatorial projects
2024One to Zero (forthcoming, with Viktor Timofeev)Feral FileOnline
2016FormatsIndustry LabCambridge, MA
2014M.S. Art, Culture and TechnologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, MA
2008M.D. candidateYale School of MedicineNew Haven, CT
2004A.B. History of Art and ArchitectureHarvard CollegeCambridge, MA