Cari Ann Shim Sham

Arts Professor

Cari Ann Shim Sham

cari ann shim sham*, is an award winning wild artist working in AI, blockchain, Web3, VR & XR, generative art, generative dance and creative coding, Inflatables, Cinema, Photography, Video Art, Theater, Opera, and Dance, with 3 decades of programming, producing, and directing film, music, and dance festivals.

Her work has shown at notable venues such as Cannes, United Nations General Assembly, Samsung Developers conference, Future of Storytelling, Jacob's Pillow, REDCAT, & BAM.

She is the co-founder and curator for the Museum of Wild and Newfangled Art, an online digital art museum with joey zaza that developed an AI curator for the mowna exhibit This Show is Curated by a Machine 🤖 and recently had the honor to curate for, a collection of curated 1/1 artworks by artists from across the globe and part of the largest Digital Art and collectible marketplace on the Tezos blockchain. Four of her dance films are distributed by Routeledge and she is the first video artist to redesign Rauschenberg's 'Shiner' for "Set & Reset, Reset" by the Trisha Brown company.

She is currently investigating blockchain GIF archival of performance on Tezos, developing an AI choreographer, and is a full Arts Professor of Dance & Technology at NYU, TISCH School of the Arts. In her free time she enjoys free diving with dolphins, dancing underwater, going to contact improv jams, and hunting wild edible mushrooms. 

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Selected Awards

2018        Samsung Staff Pick            Parksville Murders    Samsung VR Gallery    

2017        Best VR                              Parksville Murders    NYC Indie Film Festival

2014        Staff Pick Award                 My First Big Break    Vimeo    

Selected Grants

2019        Dean's Grant                       Shimmer                   NYU

2019        Live Arts Boston                   See/Be Seen            The Boston Foundation

2018        Immersive Opera Project      Parksville Murders    Opera America

2017         Dean's Grant                        Shimmer                    NYU

2017        New England Dance Fund    DLNOWW                  NEFA, Boston, MA

2017        Live Arts Boston Grant          DLNOWW                  Boston Foundation, MA

2016        Next Steps Boston Dance     DLNOWW                  Boston, MA

2016        Artist Development Grant      Shimmer                     NYU

2016        Opera America Grant            Parksville Murders      Opera America


Artist in Residence

2021             Synapse Dance Company  Santa Monica College            LA, CA

2019-20        Barnard Motion Lab            Barnard, Columbia                 New York, NY


2019        Routeledge Perf Archive    SAND, Are You For Real    World Wide Non Exclusive

2019        Routeledge Perf Archive    Chicken Boy, Powder    World Wide Non Exclusive

2018        Jaunt VR        Parksville Murders    Jaunt VR World Wide

2018        Inception VR        Parksville Murders    Inception VR World Wide

2017-18        Samsung VR Gallery    Parksville Murders    Samsung World Wide

2012-18        Short Film Intl.        SAND            itunes

2012-18        itunes & Amazon        One Day on Earth    itunes & Amazon World Wide