Chia Amisola (b. 2000, Manila) is an internet & ambient artist and designer devoted to the internet’s loss, love, labor, and liberation. Their (web)site-specific practice (websites, tools, performance) posits creation as synonymous with liberation. They touch on the defaults, opacities, and infrastructural intimacies of the internet as an ecology, territory, and atmosphere.

In their 'internet ambient', their dense / durational / networked desktop readings activate hypertext as performance. All their atmospheres reveal emergent counternarratives, intimacies, and proximities once unseen.



( Mostly, they want to gather all the people they love in one place, and build an internet that could be that place. )


They founded Developh (a community of critical practice for Filipino technologists, established in 2016) and the Philippine Internet Archive (nurturing publications & interventions preserving network cultures). KAKAKOMPYUTER MO YAN!, their most recent initiative, is an exhibition with 20+ artists on third-world internet cultures curated, developed, and organized by Amisola.

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CV, Instagram, Twitter, Are.na



Education

2022 BA Computing & the Arts, Yale
(Cum Laude, with distinction, Sudler Prize)

Location

San Francisco, CA

Born

Manila, Philippines

Interests

Love

Selected Exhibitions

... Kakakompyuter Mo Yan (+ curatorial)
2024 DEMO Festival, New Museum x NEWINC
2024 Artist Showcase, Gray Area (CA)
2023 Website as Subject (Dual with yehwan song), panke.gallery (Germany)
2023 All machines watched over by loving grace, InterAccess (Canada)
2023 Plural Prototypes, Gray Area (CA)
2023 Now Play This, Somerset House (UK)
2023 Soft Narratives, /rosa (Germany)
2023 Swords & Kisses, Staffordshire St (UK)
2022 Endnotes, Yale School of Art (US)

Selected Talks & Performances

2024
Performance-Lecture, Living Room Light Exchange (CA, US)
2023
Screen Walk, Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH) & The Photographers' Gallery (UK)
Internet ambient, 98B (PH)
If you knew me..., panke.gallery (DE)
On domain naming, Naive Yearly (DK)
On mythology & computing, Casual Islands (CA)
On sites & sights, Processing (US)
On cyberfeminism, The Lab (CA, US)
On prototyping, Figma (CA, US)
Concrete Form, CultureHub (NY)
Artists' talk, WordHack (NY, US)
On (web)sites, Software for People at Yale (CT)
EARLIER
On design as fantasy, UX+ (PH)
On worlding, Batangas State University (PH)
Speaker, Hopper Down Under (AU)
Speaker, Grace Hopper Celebration (TX, US)

Selected Residencies & Honors

Art & Code, New Museum's NEW INC x Rhizome
Microgrant for net.art, Rhizome
Cultural Incubator, Gray Area
Residency, Welcome to my Homepage
Fellow, Internet Archive/DWeb Camp
Sudler Prize for Creative Arts, Yale University



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