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Lin Ke

Born 1984 in Wenzhou (Zhejiang, China), Lin Ke graduated in 2008 from the New Media Art Department of the China Academy of Art. He currently lives and works in Beijing. Since 2010, Lin Ke has turned his attention to the behavioral science of the computer age by making himself his own Guinea pig. Converting his laptop into a studio, Lin extracts material from computer software and the Internet as the fodder and form of his art. The mundane act of exploring the vicissitudes of the world wide web and various applications becomes the catalyst for art making and self-portraiture. He records operational behavior and conceptual images by using screenshots and screen recording software. Lin Ke has gained major critical acclaim for his work winning the OCAT - Pierre Huber Art Prize in 2014, and the Chinese Youth Artist Award of the 9th AAC Art 2015. His work has been shown at ZKM, Karlsruhe; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo; and the Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai. Lin's work was also recently featured in the 11th Shanghai Biennial at the Power Station of Art. Lin Ke is also an original member of the collective, Double Fly Art Center.