Bio and CV

Chongha Peter Lee is currently based out of New York and Washington, D.C. He is a non-binary polymath artist, author, complexity visualizer, quantum data analyst, and performance lecturer. He has multiple ongoing collaborations, primarily "Antinomy" with Ozan Atalan of Istanbul, Turkey, "The Impossible Embassy" with Selma Selman of Bosnia-Herzegovina and "Critical Capital" with Jon Perez of Miami, Florida.

He is currently a Research Fellow for Provisions Library for Arts and Social Change, based out of George Mason University, along with co-director or the Antifragile Agency, a regenerative media and ethical technology consultancy. He is currently consulting as an artist-researcher-in-residence on AI ethics, coding, design and cryptocurrency for PLANT Group and Ecosystems Services Market, one of the world's first carbon markets.

His work spans
quantum data science and AI ethics, non-binary legal games played with queer hacking and queer law communities and egalitarian cryptocurrency systems. In his collaborations, he works towards translating new media and technological activist practices from the non-binary & queer hacking communities into accessible, pop-cultural forms for non-technological savvy audiences.

Utilizing complexity science visualization techniques and quantum simulators, he has collaboratively produced work for the Chile Architectural Biennale and the Venice Biennale of 2019. He is a major contributor to the design of an open source patent and data and fiat co-op integrating ethical cryptocurrencies and minority art and culture exploring the potentialities of the quantum internet. The system is slated for periodic reviews by personnel at the US Patent Office and the U.S. Treasury.

In 2016, he received his MFA in Transmedia at Syracuse University, creating an art automation software that took part in the world's first VR biennale. He co-founded the “Antifragile Agency”, a media assemblage which participated in the Wrong Biennale, and “BodyCam” – a VR work that was shown in Video Vortex as part of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.


He was an integral member of the Planetary Research Assemblage, co-producing “The Impossible Dialogues Interface” for the Chile Architectural Biennale in 2017.
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

::2020 - Present - Antifragile Agency, Advisor & Board Member, Washington, D.C.

::2020 - Present - Provisions Library for Arts & Social Change, Research Fellow, Washington, D.C.

::2017- Present - Advisor, Planetary Research Assemblage, NY

::2016 - Present - Plant Group, Cryptocurrency Consultant, NY

::2016 - Present - Sidebridge Agency, Arts Director, NY

::2016 – Co-teacher, Syracuse University, NY

::2015 -- Director, Bridge Agency

::2015 – Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, NY

::2014 – Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University, NY

::2013 – Visiting Artist, EAL, Bogota, Colombia

::2012 -- Co-teaching experimental media class at George Mason University

::2012 – Visiting Artist, Casita Maria, Bronx, NY

::2012 – Visiting Artist, American University

::2012 – Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota

 

EDUCATION

 

::2013  – Transmedia M.F.A. candidate at Syracuse University

::2007 to 2011 – George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, New Media BFA, with honors

 

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

 

::2017 - unidadinvestigacion / Colombia

::2017 - Wrong Biennale / Shanghai, China

::2017 - Fantasy Direct / Shanghai, China

::2017 - Rooftop Space / Shanghai, China

::2017 - Yeongma Land Charm Space / Seoul, Korea

::2017 - Syracuse Beech House Gallery / Syracuse, NY

::2017 - Black Metal Forest / Zagreb, Croatia

::2017 - Open Screen / Bihac, Bosnia

::2017 - After School / Toronto, Canada

::2017 - Video Vortex, Kochi Murizis Biennale / India

::2017 - Luxembourg City Film Festival / Luxembourg

::2017 - Why Are We / Washington, D.C.

::2016 - 40 Ounce Summit / Washington, D.C.

::2016 - Off the Wall / Fairfax, VA

::2016 - Violent Opaque / Shanghai, China

::2016 - Revolution/Revelation / Fairfax, VA

::2016 – Screendance Festival

::2015 – Peak Pink / Brooklyn, NY

::2015 – Videomovimiento / Bogota, Colombia

::2015 – From Nowhere / London, UK

::2015 – Inter-Americas Development Bank/ Washington, D.C. *

::2015 – SIGGRAPH Enhanced Vision / Los Angeles, California

::2015 – Flux Factory / Long Island City, NY

::2015 – Video Now! / Syracuse, NY

::2015 – Spark Performance / Syracuse, NY

::2015 – Screening Scholarship Media Festival / Pennsylvania

::2014 – Deformes Biennale / Valdivia, Chile*

::2014 – Georgetown GLOW / Georgetown, DC

::2014 – Missed Connections / Ballston, VA

::2014 – Manifeste / Montreal, Canada *

::2014 – Time-Based Lovers / Syracuse, NY

::2014 – Video Now! / Syracuse, NY

::2014 – Spark Performance / Syracuse, NY

::2013 – EAL / Bogota, Colombia

::2013 – Spark Video / Syracuse, NY

::2013 – Cross Culture / Fairfax, VA

::2013 – WPA Experimental Media Series / Washington, DC

::2013 – Universidad de Sergio Arboles / Bogota, Colombia

::2013 – Escuela de Arte y Letras / Bogota, Colombia

::2013 – Furthermore / Washington, DC

::2013 – EXCHANGED / Harrisonburg, VA

::2012 – Home in Casita Maria / Bronx, NY

::2012 – *The Ripple Effect in the Museum of the Americas / Washington, D.C.

::2012 – *Parks & Passages in the Goethe Institute / Washington, D.C.

::2012 – *Empowered at Prince George’s Community College / Maryland

::2012 – *Sculpting Outside the Lines for Arts in Foggy Bottom / Washington, D.C.

::2012 – *5×5 Public Art Project Commissioned by the D.C. Commission for the Arts & Humanities

::2011 – *Floating Utopia: Mobile Art Gallery Designs at Artisphere /Arlington

::2011 – Video commission for Artisphere ONE / Arlington

::2011- *MDE11 at the Museo De Antioquia / Medellin Colombia

::2011 – *Barcode Orchestra at Artisphere / Arlington

::2011 – *About Change at the World Bank / Washington, D.C.

::2011 – Open Source at Caroll Square Gallery / Washington, D.C.

::2011 – Experimental Media Series juried and curated by DJ Spooky / Washington, D.C.

::2010 – Riverviews Artspace Annual Juried Art Show / VA

*denotes collaborations

 

RESIDENCIES

::2017 -  Darknet Residency

::2017 -  Fantasy Direct Residency

::2017 -  Black Metal Forest Residency

::2016 -  Digital Artist Residency

 

AWARDS & PRESS

 

::2015-  Publication in Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century / MIT Press*

::2011-  Publication in Mobile Home Project / Seoul, Korea*

::2011-  Review of Open Source at Caroll Square Gallery by The Washington City Paper – Link

::2011-  Review of About Change at the World Bank by The Pinkline Project – Link

::2010 –1st place Riverviews Artspace Annual Juried Art Show

::2010 –  We Love Music Marathon: Music Marathon Overload @ 2010 Sonic Circuits Festival – Link