Chia Amisola (b. 2000) makes site-specific art.
They work in San Francisco.
Designing at Figma by day. Making the Philippine Internet Archive, WHENWE.LOVE, engine.lol.
Blogging at chias.blog. (WIP) Manifesto at /manifesto.
BiographyChia Amisola is a Filipino designer + internet/ambient artist. They like to make websites and have been making websites since they were 6 years old.
b. 2000 in Tondo, Manila
Chia Amisola (they/them) is an internet / ambient artist. Their practice explores worldmaking on the internet to construct spaces, systems, and tools for communal care – imagining a world where creation is synonymous with liberation. Their work is constructed with constraints, compression, & tool defaults to simultaneously dwell within & reinvent technologies as a Filipino tech worker. Through (web)site-specific art, they subvert the platforms and spaces they have lived within and now take part in building. Chia is the Founder of Developh, a community of practice for Filipino technologists to engage with technology critically since 2016.
Simply put, they are interested in gathering all the people they love in one place, and how the internet can be one of those places.
By day they are a Product Designer on Figma's Prototyping team. At night, they create Developh— a community of practice towards radical, critical technologies that Chia founded in 2016. They're also stewarding the beginnings of the Philippine Internet Archive, a net label, web experiments, radio, and field recording. They recently graduated from Yale with a BA in Computing and the Arts, receiving the Louis Sudler Prize, where their thesis was a game engine that's a game in itself.
A dream sequence and a love letter in a concrete browser poem
An upcoming browser-based dating simulator
Just what I'm working on
A gathering under the stars
I heard of love in the YouTube comments section.
A recollection and tour
Net Art, Selected
For work, freelance, teaching, etc.
(Not open to full-time work)
For inquiries on art, collaborations, personal, DJing, etc.
Available starting January 2023.
I am always open to making something for you and/or with you. I do not even have to be paid or see anything in return but the object & idea in existence, having found a place.
Chia is on Github, Are.na, Instagram, & Twitter as well.
And read.cv & LinkedIn & my resumé.
- naming ambient art, Dec 2022
- theophany / when there is a desire to invent a world, Jan 2022
- in May 2022, with a degree in Computing and the Arts and some awards
- a gamemaker that is a game in itself, a love letter to the browser & indie creation, and a question towards how software can feel