Cyan Bae (배채연) is an artist-filmmaker and researcher based in the Netherlands. Currently she is a PhD candidate in International Political Sociology at the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University. Her research focuses on the algorithmic governance and resistance around affective computing technologies in the field of security. This research is part of the ERC funded project The Algorithmic Security Politics of Computer Vision (Security Vision). Integrating methods of filmmaking, visual journalism, and design, her research explores the in/visibilities of socio-technical discourses. Her recent artistic works revolve around the questions of infrastructural cis-/heteronormativity in the techno-visual culture.
Cyan holds a master's degree with Distinction in Fine Art and Design from the Non-Linear Narrative programme at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a bachelor's degree in Design from Sungkyunkwan University (KR). Her latest film Dear Chaemin has been screened at inter/national film festivals and awarded Grand Prize at Seoul International Women's Film Festival, National Award at Leiden Shorts, and Pandemic Chronicles Award at The Hague Film Festival. She is also a co-founder of First Cut.
Ph.D. Candidate in International Political Sociology, Institute of Political Science
“The Algorithmic Security Politics of Computer Vision (Security Vision)” (ERC Consolidator Grant #866535, P.I. Dr. Francesco Ragazzi)
M.A. with Distinction in Fine Art and Design, Non-Linear Narrative Department
Thesis: “The Intimate Voice: Questions for the Virtual Assistant”
B.A. in Political Science, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (now Department of Media and Communication), College of Social Sciences
B.A. in Design, Department of Design, School of Art (Minor in Visual Communication Design)
Winner Grand Prize
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival 2021, Asian Shorts Competition
Winner National Award
Leiden Shorts 2021, National Competition
Winner Pandemic Chronicles Award
The Hague Film Festival 2021, Pandemic Chronicles Competition
Nominee Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds Award
Nederlands Film Festival 2020, Student Competition
Nominee Royal Academy Master Department Award 2020
Nominee Royal Academy Master Thesis Award 2020
Alte Münze, Berlin (DE), June 2022.
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), September 2020.
De Besturing, The Hague (NL). Collaboration with the Archaeology Department and the Rotterdamsebaan project of the Municipality of The Hague, and Stroom Den Haag, November 2019.
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (NL). Collaboration with Hivos. Mag het Licht Aan Festival, July 2019.
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL). Collaboration with Greenpeace Netherlands, February 2019.
Jeonju International Film Festival, Organized by GRAPHIC. Index, Seoul (KR), July 2018.
Jeonju South Market, Culture Space Girin, Jeonju (KR), June 2018.
Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul (KR), November-December 2016.
Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul (KR), October 2016.