Wenqi Li is a New York based creative technologist, developer and artist. He is interested in the expressive, artistic and critical aspects of technology and its uses in installations and live performance. His works blend programming, projection/lighting, electronics and network protocols for interactive multimedia experience. He is currently a research fellow/resident at Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

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Email: wenqi[dot]eric[dot]

  • New York University, 2016 - 2018
    Master in Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP)
  • Peking University, 2013 - 2016
    Master in Software Engineering (Interactive Media Specialty)
  • Wuhan University, 2009 - 2013
    Bachelor in Literature
  • Research Fellow, Jul 2018 - Present
    Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York, US
    - Conduct research on the expressive, artistic and critical aspects of computational media and web technology, and their uses in interactive installations and live performance
    - Design and develop web experiments, interactive installations, and tools that involve computational media, synchronous communication, computer vision, audio visualization, data visualization, and hardware
    - Organize Tech X Performance meetup, teach creative tech workshops, and co-produced NIME(New Interface for Musical Expression) Show
  • Residency, Mar 2018 - June 2018
    3LD Art and Technology Center, New York, US
    - Presented the multimedia opera Simulacrum based on an original play entitled Loved for Parts by Marianna Staroselsky, which was featured on Broadwayworld, Icareifyoulisten, and Schmopera
    - Collaborated with composers and the librettist to create interactive visuals for live performance
    - Built large scale immersive projection mapping stage
  • New Media Director, Sep 2017 - Present
    Path New Music, New York, US
    - Explore real-time solutions combining dancers and vocal artists’ performance, storytelling with creative technology
    - Collaborate with musicians to create the interactive immersive experience
    - Work closely with stage designer to build site-specific stages
  • Creative Technology, experienced with computational media and projection mapping
    TouchDesigner, MadMapper, Isadora,
    Processing, Max/MSP, VDMX5,
    OSC, Syphon, MIDI,
    Arduino, Raspberry Pi,
    Kinect, 3D Scanning
  • Front-End, experienced with
    HTML5/CSS3, SassReact,
    Electron,Bootstrap, Bulma,WebRTC, Web Audio
  • Graphic Libraries, experienced with
    three.js, p5.js, D3.js
  • Further knowledge in
    WebSocket, Serial API, Bluetooth,
    Chrome Extension
Exhibitions and Performance

Largo São Francisco de Paula, 34, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil, Jan 25th
Infinity Game, at Demo Day do XRBR, in collaboration with Vanessa Rosa and Veronica Natividade

China Overseas International Center, Shanghai, China, Oct 1st - Nov 30th
Dream Computing Experiments, at Daydream Exhibition curated by CrowdArt

New York Hall of Science, New York, US, Sep 22nd - 23rd
Artificial Frequency, at World Maker Faire 2018

White Box Gallery, New York, US, Jul 8th – 14th
Artificial Frequency, at Liminal Instruments curated by Marco Guarino

3LD Art and Technology Center, New York, US, June 8th - 10th
Simulacrum, presented by Path New Music

NYC Media Lab, New York, US,  June 7th - 8th
Metron Busker, at Fake News Horror Show curated by Justin Hendrix

ITP Spring Show 2018, New York, US, May 15th - 16th
Metron Busker

Riese Lounge, New York, US, May 4th
500 days of Venmo, at Honey, I Turned The Poems Into A Recurrent Neural Network curated by Allison Parrish

Pioneer Works, New York, US, Apr 8th
Ethnocomputing Experiments, at Second Sunday April, in collaboration with Vanessa Rosa

ITP Winter Show 2017, New York, US, Dec 17th - 18th

Babycastle Gallery, New York, US, Dec 17th
Admin and Pop up Synth, at Frequency Sweep curated by Aarón Montoya-moraga

LittleFields Venue, New York, US, Dec 3rd
Admin, at New Interface for Musical Expression curated by Greg Shakar

Faculdade de Arquitetura de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, Oct 30th
Infinity Game, at Design and Computation Group, in collaboration with Vanessa Rosa and Veronica Natividade

Kimmel Center, New York, US, Oct 25th
Pop up Synth, at NYU World Tour Pop-up Gallery

New York Hall of Science, New York, US, Sep 22nd - 24th
Pop up Synth, at World Maker Faire 2017

Babycastle Gallery, New York, US, Aug 3rd - 30th
Infinity Game, at Infinity etc., in collaboration with Vanessa Rosa and Veronica Natividade

ITP Spring Show 2017, New York, US, May 16th - 17th
Pop up Synth

ITP Winter Show 2018, New York, US, Dec 18th - 19th
Alaska, in collaboration with Shivanku Kumar


Unconference 2019, New York, US, Jan 24th - 26th
In collaboration with Jenny Lim, Koji Kanao, Yeseul Song and Jasmine Soltani

Tech X Performance Meetup, Vol 1 - 2
Projection Mapping Workshop
Github Workshop

ITP Camp, Counselor
Projection Mapping Workshop(with p5.js)
Squarespace workshop