Angie Eng is a media artist who works in video, installation and time-based performance. Her current work draws from inspiration from ancient rituals, mysticism and nomadic cultures.
Eng was born in 1969 in San Francisco California. She was trained as a professional painter (UC Santa Barbara) in the post-classical tradition following the 2nd generation of abstract expressionist painters. Feeling displaced in San Francisco and disconnected with the medium, she moved to New York City in 1993 to discover time based arts. During this time she became involved in the downtown electronic arts scene (SoundLab, Fakeshop, Unity Gain,Pseudo Projects, Clocktower) and has collaborated on numerous video performance projects. She co-founded The Poool a live video performance group with Nancy Meli Walker and Benton Bainbridge in 1996-1999. She has worked with numerous musicians and artists including:, Ron Anderson, Rhys Chatham, Vincent Epplay, Yuko Fujiyama, Jon Giles, Andy Grayton, Jason Kao Hwang, Simon Hostettler, Jessica Higgins, Hoppy Kamiyama, Gabriel Latessa, Zach Layton,Okkyung Lee, Jarryd Lowder, Matthew Ostrowski, Jean Jacques Palix, Zeena Parkins, Ludovic Poulet, Liminal Projects, Kyoko Kitamura, David Linton, Thierry Madiot, Geoff Matters, Ikue Mori, Pauline Oliveros, Karine Saporta, Jane Scarpantoni, Peter Scherer, Jim Staley, Satoshi Takeshi, Yumiko Tanaka,Keiko Uenishi, Elisabeth Valletti, Vire Volte Theatre, Nancy Meli Walker , David Weinstein and more.
Her work has been performed and exhibited at the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Lincoln Center Video Festival, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Roulette Intermedium and Experimental Intermedia. Her videos have been included in digital art festivals in local and international venues in Cuba, France, Greece, Japan, Holland, Germany, Former Yugoslavia and Canada.
She has received numerous grants and commissions: New Museum of Radio and Performing Arts, Harvestworks, Art In General, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation and Experimental TV Center.
She received a NYSCA grant to develop a video installation on the socio-historical aspects of the water well/fountain. She is a European correspondent for AOA (Artist Organized Art) to support a critical dialogue between artists, art practice and dissemination via public events. She lives and works in New York and Paris.