Perry Chen is an artist and the founder of Kickstarter. He approaches his work with an openness to form and context, having used art to explore technology, and technology to help democratize the funding of creative work. His studio practice often explores how we negotiate a world of growing complexity and uncertainty, using research and archival material as entry points for engagement.
He is known for his engagement around the problems of profit-centric systems; specifically the need for better structures, tools, and institutions to enable a more generative and less extractive society. In 2018, he was honored by The Center for Democracy & Technology for his commitment “to shaping a world where the internet and technology improve lives and propel human creativity.
His solo exhibition, Perpetual Novelty, opened at Nature Morte in January 2021, and can be viewed here.