Kristy H.A. Kang

Kristy H.A. Kang is a media artist and scholar whose work explores narratives of place and geographies of cultural memory. She received her PhD at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC) and is Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to this she was Associate Director of the Spatial Analysis Laboratory (SLAB) at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC where she collaborated with urban planners and policy specialists on ways to visualize overlooked spaces and peoples. Her research interests combine urban and ethnic studies, mapping, animation and digital media arts to visualize cultural histories of cities and communities.  She is currently developing a project with the Urban Redevelopment Authority mapping the spatial narratives of Singapore’s ethnic communities.  Her works have been exhibited and presented at institutions including the Getty Research Institute, The ZKM Center for Art and Media, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and received awards including the Jury Award for New Forms at the Sundance Online Film Festival.  She was co-organizer of an international symposium on mediated public space “Emergent Visions: Adjacency and Urban Screens” ( and her article “Interfaces and Intentionalities: Adjacent Practices of Urban Media Art in Singapore” will be published in a forthcoming special issue on Urban Interfaces in Leonardo Electronic Almanac.