Dawn Chan writes about digital and new media art’s evolving relationship to the formation and politics of identity. By considering cultural expressions of futurism, such as the techno-Orientalist art tropes that result in the erasure of Asian-American artists, Chan investigates technology’s tendency to enable yet camouflage biases, as well as its capacity to mediate the consumption and interpretation of art.

 

Dawn Chan wrote her undergraduate thesis on computational vision at Yale. She is a frequent contributor to Artforum, where she formerly worked as a senior web editor. Her reviews and articles also appear in print in the New York Times and New York Magazine, as well as on the websites of The Atlantic, the New Yorker, and the Village Voice, among other publications. A visiting scholar at NYU’s Center for Experimental Humanities from 2017–2019, Chan has been featured in symposia and panel discussions at institutions including NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and the Guggenheim Museum. She is the recipient of a Thoma Foundation 2018 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art for an emerging arts writer.