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1989 – Born in Shanghai, PR China

2007 ~ 2011 – Fudan University Shanghai Institute of Visual Art
B.A. in Photography

2012 ~ 2014 – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.F.A. in Electronic Arts

 

Raven Kwok (aka Guo, Ruiwen) is a visual artist, animator and creative programmer, whose artistic and research interest mainly focus on exploring generative visual aesthetic brought by computer algorithms and software processes.

 

1989 – 生于中国上海

2007 ~ 2011 – 复旦大学上海视觉艺术学院
文学学士,摄影专业

2012 ~ 2014 – 伦斯勒理工学院
艺术硕士,电子艺术专业

 

Raven Kwok (郭 锐文) 是一个视觉艺术家,动画师兼创意型程序员。他的艺术创作和学术研究领域集中于探索计算机程序算法在视觉美学表达上的可能性。

 

Artist Resume (Last updated on Aug 4th 2017)

艺术家简历(最近一次更新于2017年8月4日)

 

Selected Exhibited Works/ Performances  |  作品展览/演出

Aug. 2017 – 16193, That’s Not It, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, US
Aug. 2017 – 1194D, Big Brothers Are Watching You, Exploring, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea
Jul. 2017 – 1194D Cubic, .zip Future Rhapsody, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
May 2017 – 1194D, 1DDCB, 189D0, Degree Zero of Art: Rational Expression of Abstract Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Apr. 2017 – The Hex, Webster Hall, New York, NY, US (Collaboration with Karma Fields)
Mar. 2017 – Parallel, NSEME 2017, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, US (Collaboration with K. Michael Fox)
Feb. 2017 – Auralglyphics, CultureHub LA, Los Angeles, CA, US (Collaboration with Chucky Kim)
Dec. 2016 – Algorithmic Menagerie, International Creative Cities Design Innovation Forum, 800 Show, Shanghai, China (Collaboration with K. Michael Fox)
Nov. 2016 – Portal 2.0, POLYCON 2016 Digital Media Design Exhibition, Block M Gallery Hall, The One Academy, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Nov. 2016 – The Hex, LOT 613, Los Angeles, CA, US (Collaboration with Karma Fields)
Sep. 2015 – Algorithmic Menagerie, Dark Matter, A01 BANPO International Art Zone, Xi’an, China (Collaboration with K. Michael Fox)
Jun. 2015 – Algorithmic Menagerie, Absolute Infinite Game, A4 Contemporary Arts Center, Chengdu, China (Collaboration with K. Michael Fox)
May 2015 – 1194D, FIBER Festival 2015: The Subterranean, A LAB, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar. 2015 – Parallel, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY, US (Collaboration with K. Michael Fox)
Nov. 2014 – 1194D, Code Unbound: 2014 International Youth New Media Art Exhibition, LANNG Art Center, Beijing, China
Apr. 2014 – 18F44, A-EYE 2014: An Exhibition of Art and Nature Inspired Computation, Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK
Mar. 2014 – Algorithmic Menagerie, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY, US (Collaboration with K. Michael Fox)
Dec. 2013 – ECO: Six Bio-interactions Between Algorithmic Creatures, West Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US
May 2013 – [radical] Signs of Life, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY, US (Collaboration with Heidi J. Boisvert)
Sep. 2013 – EDF0, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA, US
Jun. 2011 – Landscape, V Art Center, Shanghai, China
May 2011 – Escape Plan, M50 TOP, Shanghai, China
Mar. 2008 – 520×780, China Academy of Art Xiangshan Campus, Hangzhou, China

 

Selected Screenings  |  作品展映

Sep. 2017 – Greatness, Ars Electronica Animation Festival / Electronic Theatre, Linz, Austria
Jul. 2017 – 1194D1DDCB, The Second Sense, Ujeongguk, Seoul, Korea
Jul. 2017 – 1DDCB, New Zealand International Film Festival – Animation NOW! The Best of PyR, Academy Cinema, Auckland, New Zealand
Jun. 2017 – 189D0, Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival – Animation Avantgarde 2017, Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria
Jun. 2017 – 1DDCB, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
Mar. 2017 – 1DDCB, The Best of PyR ’16: Abstract Art in Motion, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA, US
Mar. 2017 – 189D0, Visible Bits Audible Bytes ‘17, Phoenix Square, Leicester, UK
Oct. 2016 – Stickup, Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Theater KINO, Sapporo, Japan
Oct. 2016 – 1DDCB, Punto y Raya Festival 2016, ZKM | Center for Art & Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Jul. 2016 – Skyline, Electronic Language International Festival 2016, Centro Cultural FIESP – Ruth Cardoso, Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brazil
Jun. 2016 – Stickup, Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
May 2016 – Stickup, Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival – Animation Avantgarde 2016, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Apr. 2016 – Skyline, ITFS16 – 23rd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Stuttgart, Germany
Apr. 2016 – Stickup, Resonate 2016, Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, Belgrade, Serbia
Feb. 2016 – Skyline, Visible Bits Audible Bytes, Phoenix Square, Leicester, UK
Oct. 2015 – 1194D, Curtocircuito 2015 – 12th Santiago de Compostela International Film Festival, NUMAX Cinema, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Spain
Sep. 2015 – Build the Cities, Ars Electronica Animation Festival / Electronic Theatre, Linz, Austria
Jul. 2015 – Build the Cities, Audiovisual Venue Vol.2: Exsoteric Tweak, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, New York, NY, US
Jun. 2015 – 1194D, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
May 2015 – 1194D, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival, Myeongdong CGV, Seoul, Korea
Apr. 2015 – 1194D, Visible Bits Audible Bytes, Phoenix Square, Leicester, UK
Apr. 2015 – 1194D, Tripoteca Festival 2015, eXAF Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Feb. 2015 – 1194D, Tripoteca Festival 2015, Cinéma Utopia, Toulouse, France
Dec. 2014 – 1194D, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Aug. 2014 – 1194D, Electronic Language International Festival 2014, Centro Cultural FIESP, Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brazil
Aug. 2014 – 1194D, IMAGINA Festival of Contemporary Animation, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru
Aug. 2014 – 1194D, Waterpieces 2014, AB Dambis, Riga, Latvia
Jun. 2014 – 1194D, Cinéma d’animation, Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jun. 2014 – 18F44, Quay Arts Tent, Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, UK
May 2014 – 1194D, Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Apr. 2014 – 1194D, Resonate 2014, Jugoslovenska Kinoteka, Belgrade, Serbia
Mar. 2014 – 1194D, Animuza, Animator 2014, Kino Muza, Poznań, Poland
Jan. 2014 – 1194D, Reykjavík Visual Music Punto y Raya Festival, Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, Iceland
Dec. 2009 – Keep Sharp, China Colleges & Universities Digital Short Films Festival, Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China
Jun. 2009 – Keep Sharp, Gold Strawberry Animation and DV Contest, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Shanghai, China

 

Media Coverage  |  媒体报道

The Aperiodical: EDF0 by Raven Kwok
Art F City: Raven Kwok: 1B5F1
Artnau: 1194D – Las “criaturas” geométricas mutantes de Raven Kwok
Artribune: La potenza generativa del codice. Raven Kwok e le creature algoritmiche
The Awesomer: Karma Fields: Skyline
Billboard: Karma Fields Gives First Interview, Previews Live 3D Experience
Billboard: Karma Fields & MORTEN Partner With Actress-Singer Juliette Lewis on ‘Stickup': Exclusive
Billboard: Exclusive Premiere: Monstercat Introduces New Artist Karma Fields Via Twitch Takeover
Creative Applications Network: 115C8 and EDF0 by Raven Kwok – Recursive and transforming..
Creative Applications Network: Stickup – Karma Fields & MORTEN / Video by Raven Kwok
The Creators Project: “.zip 未来的狂想”如何平衡了艺术表达和观众体验
The Creators Project: 45 Minutes of Algorithmic Genius Compose Karma Fields’ Full Album Music Video
The Creators Project: Raven Kwok’s Latest Video Features a Code-Generated Talib Kweli
The Creators Project: Lyrics Morph into Code in Karma Fields’ Hypnotic Video
The Creators Project: “Skyline” | Mathematic Models Become Creatures Driven by Code
The Creators Project: Minimalist Projection Mapping Proves Sometimes Keeping It Simple Is The Coolest
The Creators Project: Code-Driven Creatures Occupy This ‘Algorithmic Menagerie’
The Creators Project: Raven Kwok Creates Morphing Shapes Through Processing
Cut Out Fest: Portal 2.0
Daily Beat: Karma Fields Teams Up With MORTEN and Juliette Lewis for “Stickup”
Dancing Astronaut: Monstercat’s mystery artist, Karma Fields, previews debut album with new video
Dancing Astronaut: Karma Fields teases debut live show and audiovisual project ‘The Hex’
Dancing Astronaut: Karma Fields shares preview for ‘The HEX’ live performance
Dancing Astronaut: Karma Fields brings its live show, ‘The Hex,’ to NYC
Data is Nature: Raven Kwok – Subdivision Organisms & Mutation Topologies
Directors Notes: 18F44
Earmilk: Karma Fields teams up with Talib Kweli on “Greatness” ahead of debut album
EDM.com: Monstercat Artist Karma Fields Unites Crazy 3D-Mapping Visualizer With New Single
Electronic Beats: Coding Visuals and Music Collide in a Massive Cube
Electronic Beats: This Video Artist Creates Code-based Geometric Chaos
Fresh Gadgets: Portal: Minimalistische Projection Mapping
Gizmodo: The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: 18F44
Gotta Dance Dirty: Karma Fields – Skyline
Graphic Design NYC: “18F44” 3D Animated Mathematical Geometry
HTML 500: The Creators Series: Raven Kwok
Interalia Magazine: Raven Kwok Algorithmic Videos
Kill Screen: How an Algorithm Created Music out of People’s Unrehearsed Interactions
L’Oeil de Links (Canal+): Raven Kwok
L’Oeil de Links (Canal+): Karma Fields Greatness
Made in Shoreditch: Raven Kwok Uses Coding to Create a Visual Paradise
MTV: Build the Cities Karma Fields Feat. Kerli
Nerdcore: GIFs & Generative Art by Raven Kwok
Nest HQ: Monstercat Debuts New Artist, Karma Fields
The Next Web: If you like programming and fine art, you will love Raven Kwok’s work made with Processing
Only the Beat: WHAT’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SKYLINE YOU’VE HEARD OF LATELY? MINE’S KARMA FIELDS
Only the Beat: Experience Greatness With Karma Fields, Talib Kweli and Raven Kwok
Raver Rafting: Karma Fields Debuts Mesmerizing Visuals to New Album
Salacious Sound: Karma Fields – New Age | Dark Age
Salacious Sound: Morten, Karma Fields, Juliette Lewis – Stick Up [+ Modestep Remix]
Salacious Sound: Karma Fields – Skyline
SD Times: Artists Use Code to Create Mind-bending Digital Art
Sin Chew Daily 星洲日报: 视觉艺术家郭锐文·电脑程式就是他的画笔、颜料和画布
Stash: Raven Kwok: Karma Fields “Skyline”
Stoney Roads: NEW PRODUCER ON THE BLOCK, “KARMA FIELDS” DESTROYS REALITY AS WE KNOW IT WITH SINGLE, “BUILD THE CITIES FT. KERLI”
Stoney Roads: Karma Fields Provides “Greatness” Music Video
Studio 360: These Algorithmic Creatures Don’t Bite
ThisSongSlaps: Escape Your Reality With This Visual Journey Through the Karma Fields
Times Union: Performance Puts Emphasis on the Body
Tokyo Backyard: 4つの箱を使ったシンプルな”プロジェクションマッピング” が素敵
UKF: Who The Hell Is Karma Fields?
Vice: 在成都,艺术家借助科学玩了一场浪漫的游戏(二)
VJs TV: Portal 1.0 by Raven Kwok
VJs TV: 1194D by Raven Kwok
We Rave You: KARMA FIELDS & MORTEN FT. JULIETTE LEWIS – STICKUP
Wired: Audio Visuals: Rose McGowan Is Making Artsy Music Videos Now
WKLY: 早就是“屏保”和“蘑菇替代物”了,郭锐文不介意成为“网红款”
WNYC: Five Things You Had to See Online This Week – Conjuring Talib
Yorokobu: Matemáticas y código para hacer videoclips
YourEDM: KARMA FIELDS JUST RELEASED THE MOST EPIC MUSIC VIDEO EVER
YourEDM: Karma Fields & MORTEN – Stickup ft. Juliette Lewis [Monstercat]
YourEDM: MONSTERCAT RELEASES TWO STUNNINGLY DIFFERENT MUSIC VIDEOS FOR KARMA FIELDS & HELLBERG
YourEDM: Karma Fields Teases Live Show “THE HEX”
凤凰艺术: A4展览丨∞Ω——无限接近的游戏
オデッサの階段: 方程式が生み出すアート「フラクタルアート」。シンプルな数式が作り出す深淵な世界は、時に生物的で、時に曼荼羅のように振る舞う。

26 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I want to cover your new work, including Portal 2.0, for Creators Project. Can you send me some comments and any images and video for Portal 2.0 any any new projects that I should feature in the article?

    Best,

    DJ Pangburn

    • Hi DJ Pangburn,

      I sent you an Email about my latest work a couple of days ago. Please check your mailbox for images and related info, and feel free to include the video on my vimeo page. https://vimeo.com/ravenkwok

      Thanks,

      Raven

  2. Hi Raven

    This is Chen from Microsoft Asia-pacific Research and Development.

    We have just completed a brand new space called “Microsoft China Center One”, using some creative AV/IT system and commercial electronic devices to demonstrate leading technology and concept.

    The combination of tech, arts and innovation is also an important focus to us. I looked at some of your works which impressed me a lot. I would like to see whether it is possible to deploy your arts in our center. If it is convenient, would you please contact me through email?

    chcu@microsoft.com

    Thanks!

  3. 您好,很冒昧打扰您,我很喜欢您的魂斗罗作品,我是一名大四的学生,我想自己的毕业作品是类似于您那样的作品,我对processing也有研究,也有自己的作品,但对于您的魂斗罗作品很感兴趣。您否指导我一下!我的个人网站!http://www.zoulei.netii.net/

  4. Topaz Glazer

    Hi Raven,

    My name is Topaz Glazer, I am the Event Organizer of The HTML500- Canada’s largest learn to code initiative. It is a free series of events aim to inspire more people to create through code through teaching them basic programming and showing that code can help them create anything!

    One of the themes that we are exploring is the combination of art and code, I’d love to discuss featuring some of your art in our events/ campaign. Please contact me via topaz@lighthouselabs.ca is this may be of interest to you.

    Best,
    Topaz

  5. You are some kind of genius.

    Karma Fields – Build The Cities (feat. Kerli) is amazing!

  6. Louis

    What kind of programming languages u used in your works ? Its really really amazing of your visuals.

  7. anna

    hi Raven,

    I work for an international brand which headquarters is based in SH and would like to seek for collaboration opportunity. would u mind to share ur email and mobile contact ? thanks!

  8. nullfruit

    Thank you, Mr. Kwok for inspiring me to bridge the often diaphanous connection between technology and artistry. Showcasing that it is all really one and the same. I hope to create visual dynamism on your level someday. Thank you for creating.

  9. Malvina

    Hey I love your art! It is amazing.

    Especially the videos from Karma Fields on Monstercat.
    I have recently saw Skyline and I cannot help to feel amazed again.

    Thank you

    (Please excuse my English, I speak Russian)

  10. Hi Revan,

    I’m a Brazilian designer (visit my web site) and I’m profound touched for your work for Karma Fields, it’s a new frontier of art applied with all the kind of science and math…
    Please, let me know if it’s possible to you develope a piece of art in consonance with my work.
    Looking for your reply, many thanks.
    Ále

  11. ITFS16 // curated programme „Animated Music Video”

    Dear Raven Kwok ,

    from April 26 to May 1, 2016, the 23rd International Festival of Animated Film takes place in Stuttgart.

    Apart from the different competitions (International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Animated Series and AniMovie), the festival offers a wide range of special programmes like retrospectives, theme based programmes, Film School and Studio presentations, workshops and others.

    During our research for the curated programme „Animated Music Video“ we found your movie „Skyline“ (Karma Fields) and would like to invite you to submit it for preselection. We would be pleased if you could send us a file of your movie (MP4/ Mov, preferred HD) for the preselection till February 12, 2016.

    You’ll find more information about the festival at http://www.itfs.de

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me in case of any questions.

    Kind regards,
    Richard Neuber

    Richard Neuber
    Assistenz Programmrealisation / Assistant Programme Management
    neuber@festival-gmbh.de
    ______________________________
    Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH
    Stephanstr. 33
    70173 Stuttgart
    Tel.: +49-(0)711-925 46 – 105
    Fax: +49-(0)711-925 46- 150
    http://www.festival-gmbh.de
    __________________________
    Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart 2016
    Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2016
    26. April – 1. Mai 2016
    http://www.itfs.de

  12. Finn Schmidt

    What would you charge for making a music video (assuming you like the music)?

  13. Torin Zieboll

    Hey Raven, I really love your work, Ive never seen anything like it, and I’m entranced. I was wondering if I could get your permission to get some personal clothing with your work on. As I would be much happier with your permission before I went ahead and did anything. I was planning to get some T-shirts with some of your pictures you show on your website printed on it. If this is ok with you please tell me, and also maybe some higher resolution photos of your work? or I can just make them bigger with some photoshop techniques if need be. Many Thanks.

    Torin

  14. milena

    Hello iam a musician from Berlin, iam currently visualizing my debut album and i was wondering if i could use some of your footage /images in my video ?best milena

  15. Hey man!
    Absolute marvelous work, I love it!

    I just stumbled upon your work and feel truly inspired again :)

    Would you mind giving me your e-mail address? I would like to ask you about some technical details of your work.

    Keep it up!

  16. Hello Raven!
    My name is Sean and I’m a graphic designer (simpletypestudio.com)
    working in Chicago and I have a new project that I am trying to cultivate.
    I discovered your work recently and would like to invite you to participate in my online gallery/blog of inspiration called: http://www.artworkergallery.com

    Please feel free to check it out and if you’d like to show a select body of work
    (btw: i really dig your animation work) and tell your story I’d be honored and excited to share. If you are interested, I can send a submissions specifications
    pdf with all the details for your review. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration!

    Sincerely,
    Sean Fermoyle
    Director/Curator/Janitor

    ∆rtworker™ | Where creatives mean business.
    http://www.artworkergallery.com

  17. Raven,

    Love your work. I’m keen to chat with you about collaborating, buying some of your work etc. Have an interesting project coming up.

    Would love to hear back. Email perhaps?

    Charles

  18. This sample shows some parts I laid out for a Wind Turbine.
    Look around at newer stuff.
    Generative Art meets Generative Engineering

    An attempt at flying SNARKS
    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AjdC7pqwzaUUkllMaCQsrzYKy4eS

    Making things grow might be easy, but then they have to move…
    Vlad

  19. Michael Piskuloski

    Hello my name is Michael Piskuloski and i’m currently doing an abstract animation in year 12 Visual Arts. I’m wandering if you can tell me what animation program you use for your animations, how do you animate your work and what types of code do you use.

    If you can, are you willing to give me advice on making an abstract animation.

    Kind regards
    Michael Piskuloski

  20. Abraham San Pedro

    Dear Raven,
    Fisrt of all, let me introduce myself. I am Abraham San Pedro a new media art curador based in Madrid. As you could check on the Net I have worked in new media art for years and even once I developed my work as deputy curator at ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst ud Medien Technology) in Karlsruhe with the exhibition banque_nodes and networks. I get in touch with you due to tell you that I am interested in one artwork from you for my forthcoming exhhibition in Madris: 1194D. We could use the low resolution vídeos for free that are based in the Net but It will be better to have a HD quality file of your work.Tell me if it possible, and in its case how much is the fee for exhibiting it on a non profit public exhibition in Madrid. Also you can tell me any specific technical requirements for the artwork. Would be great to know everything.
    My mail is : mail@abrahamsanpedro.es
    Thanks in advance,

    Abraham

  21. Clark Suprynowicz

    Drop me a note when you can, and let me know if we can speak about involving you in exhibition of your work in SF. Thanks.

    Clark Suprynowicz
    Future Fires
    AD / CEO
    futurefires.com

  22. As above.

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