• Snow Yunxue Fu's Curatorial Work and Links

    Snow Yunxue Fu's Curatorial Work and Links

    1) Final Mesh
    SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Room
    Final mesh is an amalgamation of experimental moving image, computer graphics and atmospheric design. It is an exhibition that surveys reality through shifting perspectives, and algorithmic pleasures - all the while challenging narrative modes. The show examines the limitations of physical media, and ventures beyond into a realm of sensorial liberation - one that both embraces and overwhelms the participant. Each work goes beyond the digital imaging, generating space and media untethered by the confines of gallery walls. Mainly using software Maya and Realflow to emphasize the atmospheric scenes into the artworks. By understanding the nature of software, artists expand their art territories with achieving shape of aqueous element in their work. The screening features the School of Art Institute of Chicago students works from Fu’s Spring 2019 Atmospheric Animation course.
    May 2019
    Documentation of Screening Work

    2) Con(Troll)ed
    SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Room
    We are virtual and virtuality is us. Con(troll)ed is a unique 3D animation screening exploring the relationship(s) between and among the body and technology. How do the two interact, reflect, and converge? and how is that being perceived by you and itself? Featuring artists from numerous artistic backgrounds, Con(troll)ed will showcase the past, future, and the now in endless perspectives. The screening is organized by the students and features student final works from Fu’s Fall 2018’s Digital Bodies Performed class.
    Dec 2018
    Documentation of Screening Work

    3) 2018 Mykonos Multimedia International Festival in Greece
    Daidalos Project Fake / Reality Screening
    Co-Organized with new media curator Avgi Maria Atmatzidou in Mykonos, Greece
    Sep 2018

    4) Future Fluid
    SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Space
    Future Fluid is a media screening of artist's work, using experimental 3D animation techniques and fluid simulation software, to explore the future of art. Artists explore various themes through the lens of this infinitely capable medium by creating digital spaces. The screening features student work from the Spring 2018 class Atmospheric Animation, taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Anneli Goeller, in the Film Video and New media department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring Artists: Ming Rang Bai, Sarah Ann Banks, Will Callihan, Olivia Chen, Christina Chin, Kamile Eidukeviciute, Nathaniel Joseph Harris Gillette(in collaboration with Dylan Neal), Misha Hook, Jinhee Jang, Chenyu Jiang, Hyo Kim, Xiaotian Liang, Tae Joon Park, Sara Shoshana Roth, Rudradaman RD Singh
    May 2018
    Documentations from Final Screening
    Watch Screening Work

    5) Über-Marionettes
    SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Space
    Über-Marionettes is a public Experimental 3D Animation screening program showcasing works that concentrate on animation techniques utilizing bodily forms, prefabricated models, key-framed animation, as well as motion capture data. Drawing from theatrical, performative, cinematic, sculptural, and game practices, the works exhibited explore the capabilities of 3D software to create and activate personas while juxtaposing the relation between author and actor, body and self. The screening is organized by the students and features student final works from Fall 2017’s Digital Bodies Performed class taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Anneli Goeller, in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring Artists: Daniel Brookman, Max Crider, Stefan Glowacki, Zachery Harwood, Jiantao Hu, Joo Young Lee, Zoe Li, Jennifer Muraoka, Emily Okin, Li Yao, and Li Yue
    December 2017
    Digital Bodies Performed Class Blog
    Photos from Final Screening
    Watch Screening Work

    6) 0,0,0
    Sullivan Gallery
    Final showcase of the student works from the course Game Space and Virtual Environment, TA-ed by Minshuo Tang. Students in this course are challenged not only to learn the basic technical skills of game design, using 3D animation/game software such as Maya, Unity, Blender, and Sculptris. Rather, they are asked to think critically about art making using these tools by exploring ideas of interactivity, storytelling, simulation, and social events.
    Summer 2017
    Final Show Installation
    Game Space Class Blog

    7) Air Conditioned Art Practice
    School of Art and Artists' Residency
    This unlikely alliance of restless college students is sinking fast into the moody and unstable world of Autodesk Maya. She's a manic-pixie-dream-software; hard to get, but worth the challenge. The art practice is air-conditioned, but darkness surrounds them as they struggle to function in the dense forests of Michigan. In the show Air Conditioned Art Practice, we see a glimpse of the life they might lead. Together or apart, in prints or in video, love and creation with a computer in the woods: it's complicated. Air Conditioned Art Practice is the final show of the Ox-bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency's 3D Animation, Virtual Environment class, taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Nick Flaherty in Summer 2017. Exhibiting artists: John Kasarda, Alexander Exum, Ashley Gillanders, Nicholas Cordova, and Max Crider, David Carrillo, Elizabeth Loftus, Angie Gonzalez, Sara Roth, and Nathaniel Gillette.
    Summer 2017
    Final Show Documentation and 3D Animation Virtual Environment Class Blog

    8) Simulythos
    SAIC MacLean 1307 Screening Space
    Simulythos is a new media screening that focuses on experimental 3D animation techniques utilizing simulation software. Appropriating techniques usually used for special effects, advertisement, and mainstream cinema, our artists contextualize these processes to produce experimental media art. These artworks explore new mythos, narratives and themes explored through virtual worlds, and various forms of digital culture. Thus, Simulythos encompasses the uncanny while simulating dynamic environments. The screening features student work from Spring 2017’s Atmospheric Animation class taught by Snow Yunxue Fu and TA-ed by Benji Sayed, in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Featuring works by: Cheryl Acuña, Daniel Brookman, Max Crider, Nick Flaherty, Jiantao Hu, Dohee Kim, Grant Kraushar, Jooyoung Lee, and Zhihui Long.
    Spring 2017
    Watch Screening Artwork
    Atmospheric Animation Class Blog

    9) The Main Evanston 3D Animation Program
    The program runs from December 2016 to April 2017, organized by Yuge Zhou and curated by Snow Yunxue Fu, supported by the Riverside Investment & Development Company. The Project showcases selected work of some of the artists from Snow Yunxue Fu's Fall 2016 Atmospheric 3D Animation class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artists in the order of the exhibition are: Bobby Swainhart, Nick Flaherty, Stefan Glowacki, Minsuh Kim, Hadyn Cortez, Dohee Kim, Antonio Manaligod, Daniel Brookman, Peishi Zhang, Jackie Shin, Mario Acosta-Warren, Anna Romanova, and also Snow Yunxue Fu.
    Spring 2017
    Program Reception

    10) Post Landscape Arcade
    The exhibition is curated by Snow Yunxue Fu and Alfredo Salazar-Caro at the Sullivan Gallery showcase eight 3D video game artwork that is made by the students from the Early College Program Game Design class in the summer 2016 semester at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
    July 2016
    Exhibition Documentation

    11) Oceanic_.bin
    An Experimental 3D Animation Screening Event held at the Double Frame Gallery locates in the Mana Contemporary Chicago. The Artists in Oceanic_.bin use environment simulation software made for special effects in movies and advertisements, to create video work in terms of experimental cinema and contemporary media art. The goals of the artwork are to explore our relationship with the physical, and digital environments we inhabit. The software abstracts elements in nature to simulate them, creating a space between the virtual and visceral sensory experience.
    May 2016
    Watch Screening Work
    Screening Event Photos

    12) Double Frame Gallery
    Double Frame Gallery is run by a Chicago-based artist collective named Group Format. The gallery aims to regularly present new exhibitions and artistic programming from artists in the group as well as the curation of other local and international artists. Fu is a member of Group Format and manages the gallery's operation.
    The Double Frame Gallery is located on the 4th Floor of Mana Contemporary Chicago.
    August 2015-2016
    Gallery Website
    Gallery Facebook Page

    13) -scape
    An exhibition of works on the second floor by Jon Cates, Mo Chen, Snow Yunxue Fu, Philip Hanson, Max Hattler, Alan Kwan, and Philip Vanderhyden. Curated by artist curators Mo Chen and Snow Yunxue Fu, the exhibition takes on the idea of abstract space both physically and metaphysically.
    Zhou B Art Center, 2nd Floor Exhibition Space
    Opening: 7-10pm, July 17th, 2015
    July 17th - Aug 28th, 2015
    The show will also have a panel discussion with the artists and guest panelist Chaz Evens on July 18, 2015 from 12:30 to 2pm.
    Exhibition Page at Zhou B Art Center
    Audio Curator Tour of the Show
    -Scape Show Catalogue PDF download

    14) A City to Wear
    A Contemporary Chicago Painting Survey Group Show
    Snow Yunxue Fu co-curated with Summer Xiao Han
    The Research House for Asian Art
    Sep 19 - Oct 12, 2014
    A City to Wear Opening Photos Link
    A City to Wear Show Catalogue PDF download

    15) ReConstellation
    New Media Group Show
    Snow Yunxue Fu co-curate with Tie Jojima and Nhung Walsh
    Park sis n3w M3dia art festival for Volume 1.
    July 31 - Oct 1, 2014
    ReConstellation Show Photos Link

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    Snow Yunxue Fu co-curated with Tie Jojima and Nhung Walsh
    DfbrL8r Gallery
    Apr 17, 2014
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    17) Eye and Ear Clinic Programs
    a grad student group supported by the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
    Snow Yunxue Fu lead and organized visiting artist talks, screenings, and shows as well as studio visits for the SAIC students.
    Aug 2013 - May 2014
    Eye and Ear Clinic Blog Link

    18) Experimental 3D Animation Screening
    curated by Snow Yunxue Fu
    Autumn Space Gallery
    May 18, 2013
    Experimental 3D Animation Screening Photos Link

    a female artists Experimental 3D Animation Installation group show
    Snow Yunxue Fu co-curated with Hiba Ali
    SUGS Gallery in Chicago
    Oct 3 - Oct 24, 2013
    vERSUS REALITY Show Website Link

    20) Young Talent: Chinese Guiyang Stars Children’s Art School Student Show
    curated by Snow Yunxue Fu, in collaboration with Mary Erbach
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Ryan Education Center
    Trott Family Gallery
    Jan - March, 2012
    Show Photo Link