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What world do you want to live in?

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World-builder and visual artist Saya Woolfalk follows the tradition of great science fiction writers by telling stories that help us make the incomprehensible, or yet to be considered — comprehensible and considered. A form of future-forward imagining, Saya’s work helps paints a picture of a world you might want to live in.

Saya Woolfalk has exhibited at PS1/MoMA; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Brooklyn Museum; Asian Art Museum, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts; The Yerba Buena Center; The Newark Museum; Third Streaming; MCA San Diego; MoCA Taipei; and Performa 09; has been written about in the New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, Artforum, Artforum.com, ARTNews, The New York Times, Huffington Post and on Art21’s blog; and has also worked with Facebook and WeTransfer.

Her first solo museum show The Empathics was on view at the Montclair Art Museum in the Fall of 2012. Her second solo museum exhibition ChimaTEK Life Products was on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art in the fall 2014. She recently completed a video installation commission for the Seattle Art Museum, and is a recipient of a NYFA grant in Digital/Electronic Arts.

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