Mengtai Zhang*

Columbia University


Fellowship received in 2018
Academic supervisor: Kathleen Ruiz, Ben Chang, Matthew Goodheart
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives: Diagnosia, World Premiere, IDFA, DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2021.
Media Arts Assistance Fund, Wave Farm/NYSCA, US, 2021.
Co-curator, XR music, International Computer Music Conference, 2021.
Current affiliation: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mengtai Zhang is a multidisplinary artist born in China, and currently lives in New York. He holds an MFA in Sound Art from Columbia University and is currently a PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Employing sculpture, sound, and simulation technology, his works create ambivalent allegories of power, where personal and sociopolitical factors encounter each other. His current research explores artistic creation in virtual reality by exploring its capacity to construct reality.

Brief summary of support program activities: conducted research activity on Urban Village in Shenzhen (2018), will return for follow-up field recordings and interviews on Urban Village in Shenzhen (2021)

instagram: @mengtaizhang

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