ANDREW THOMAS HUANG

Biography

With a background in fine art, visual effects, puppetry and animation, LA-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang crafts hybrid worlds rooted in Sinofuturist folklore, mysticism and spiritual realism. His list of collaborators include Icelandic artist Bjork, among others including Radiohead's Thom Yorke and FKA Twigs for whom Huang is Grammy-nominated for his fantasy epic "Cellophane."

Huang served as creative director for Bjork's VR exhibition Bjork Digital, creating multiple immersive experiences within the pioneering traveling installation. His films and videos have been commissioned by and exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; MoMA PS1; The Sydney Opera House, Sydney; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

With his strength in world-building, Huang continues his foray into narrative with his first feature film TIGER GIRL which has received support from Sundance, Film Independent, Cinereach, IFP and K Period Media. His most recent narrative short "Kiss of the Rabbit God" premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Huang graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Animation from the University of Southern California.



AWARDS & HONORS

2020 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow

2020 Grammy Nominee - Best Music Video Category

2019 IFP Recipient

2019 K Period Media Fellowship Grant Recipient

2019 Film Independent Screenwriters Lab

2019 Film Independent Directors Lab

2018 Cinereach Fellowship

2013 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Filmmaker Magazine

2012 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase



EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2019 "Ksana, 2019" with Asian Dope Boys, Faurschou Foundation, Venice Biennale, Venezia, Italy

2018 "Flesh Nest," Chromatic Festival, Montreal, Canada

2017 "Flatland," Mana Contemporary BSMT: Miami Art Week, Miami, FL, USA

2016 "Advances & Retreats," LIGHT YEAR: Manhattan Bridge, New York City, NY, USA

2016 "This is the Sound of TM," Stads Triennale, Hasselt, Belgium

2016 "Paradoxal Stranger," Gallery MOMO, Cape Town, South Africa

2016 Andrew Thomas Huang "Interstice," Milk Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

2016 "This one is smaller than this one." Postmasters Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

2015 Bjork "Stonemilker," Virtual Reality Installation, MOMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, USA

2015 Bjork "Black Lake," Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA

2014 Digital Revolution, Barbican Centre, London, UK

2014 Motion Factory, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France

2013 Nordic Outbreak, Streaming Museum & Times Square Alliance, New York, USA

2012 Bjork "Mutual Core" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

2012 Flux, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2009 Animamix Biennial-Visual Attract & Attack, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

2007 Man-[in the]-Machine, ZKM Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany



PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2019 Vivid Sydney "Austral Flora Ballet" Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

2015 Bjork "Black Lake" Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

2012 Bjork "Mutual Core" Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA



VISITING ARTIST:

2015 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

2014 CalArts | California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

2014 Playgrounds Festival, Amsterdam, NL

2013 Royal College of Art, London, UK

2013 PostPanic, Amsterdam, NL

2013 University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA



AWARDS + HONORS

2013 UK Music Video Awards, Winner "Best New Director"

2013 Webby Awards, Winner "People's Voice" Webby Award in Music Category

2013 Filmmaker Magazine, "25 New Faces of Independent Film"

2012 Slamdance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short

2012 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, Cannes Lions



PRESS

+ UK Music Video Awards, Winner "Best New Director"

+ Webby Awards, Winner "People's Voice" Webby Award in Music Category

+ Filmmaker Magazine, "25 New Faces of Independent Film"

+ Dazed & Confused Magazine, "Bjork Selects Andrew Thomas Huang"

+ The Creators Project, "Colorful, Synchronous Cacophony..."

+ Interview Magazine, "Discovery"

+ Brand Republic, "Saatchi & Saatchi - New Directors Showcase"

+ Ravished by Illusions, "Visual Auteurs"

+ Wonderland Magazine, "Andrew Huang - Solipsist"

+ Motionographer, "Andrew Thomas Huang: Solipsist"