- Born in 1944, Melbourne (Australia)Lives and works in Hong Kong (China)Jeffrey Shaw has been a leading figure in new media art since its emergence from the performance, expanded cinema and installation paradigms of the 1960s to its present day technology-informed and virtualized forms. In a prolific oeuvre of widely exhibited and critically acclaimed work he has pioneered and set benchmarks for the creative use of digital media technologies in the fields of virtual and augmented reality, immersive visualization environments, navigable cinematic systems and interactive narrative. He was co-founder of the Eventstructure Research Group in Amsterdam (1969-1979), and founding director of the ZKM Institute for Visual Media Karlsruhe (1991-2002). At the ZKM he conceived and ran a seminal artistic research program that included the ArtIntAct series of digital publications, the MultiMediale series of international media art exhibitions, over one hundred artist-in-residence projects, and the invention of new creative platforms such as the Extended Virtual Environment (1993) PLACE (1995) and the Panoramic Navigator (1997).In 1995 Shaw was appointed Professor of Media Art at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung, KarlsruheShaw's landmark art works include The Legible City (1989), The Virtual Museum (1991), The Golden Calf (1994), Place-A Users Manual (1995), conFiguring the CAVE (1997) and the Web of Life (2002).He co-curated the seminal "Future Cinema" exhibition at the ZKM Karlsruhe, the catalogue of which was published by MIT Press.Shaw's career is also notable for his close collaborations with fellow artists including Tjebbe van Tijen, Theo Botschuijver, Dirk Goeneveld, Peter Gabriel, Agnes Hegedues, David Pledger, The Wooster Group, William Forsythe, Dennis del Favero, Peter Weibel, Jean Michel Bruyère, Gideon May, Bernd Lintermann and Sarah Kenderdine. In 2003 he was awarded a Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship and returned to Australia to direct the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and where he continued to produce pioneering artistic works such as Place-Hampi, AVIE,T_Visionarium et UNMAKEABLELOVE. Since 2009 Shaw is Chair Professor of Media Art and Dean of the School of Creative Media at City University in Hong Kong.