Samuel Swope

Assistant Professor, New Media and Installation


Samuel Swope received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Missouri State University in 2007 and a Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Merging multiple media and engineering practices, Swope constructs and controls aesthetic systems that work with air and are often themselves airborne. Throughout his research and studio practice he concerns the behavioral dimensions of control processes, and he often engages with issues on hybridity, atmosphere, autonomy, and the non-human. From 2018 - 2019 he was a Visiting Artist faculty member for the Art and Technology Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent exhibition venues include de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong; Krupic Kersting Gallery, Cologne, Germany; Design Society, Shenzhen, China; Lotsremark, Basel, Switzerland; and Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China.


Technology  |  Installation  |  Flight & Air as Medium


2021    Ready\Set\Fulfill. collaboration with Andrew Luk. de Sarthe Gallery. Hong Kong

2018    Ecotone. Design Society, Shenzhen, China

2017    Currents. Lotsremark. Basel, Switzerland

Dead Air. 100ft. Park. Hong Kong

2016    Hyperobject: Rendering the Non-human. duo-solo with Fito Segrera. Chronus Art Center. Shanghai, China

2012    ta-ta-ta-ta-ta->. Gallery Exit. Hong Kong


2020.   Hunter/Killer. Krupic Kersting Gallery. Cologne, Germany

2019    On the Road. Sichuan Art Museum. Sichuan, China

2018    Conversations. Krupic Kersting Gallery. Cologne, Germany

2017    On the Road. Guan Shan Yue Museum. Shenzhen, China

The Garden. Chi Art Space. K11 Art Foundation. Hong Kong

[dis][locate]. Chronus Art Center. Shanghai, China

“Greater China - Here, There, and Everywhere.” LOOP Barcelona. Spain

Aspirations of Flight. Hong Kong Arts Centre. Hong Kong

2016    ➞. Blindspot Gallery. Hong Kong

2015    FILE 2015. Sao Paulo, Brazil