Dogma Lab


DOGMA Lab is a cross-disciplinary art and design lab based in Shanghai, China. Founded by Benjamin Bacon and Vivian Xu, we believe in the cross-pollination of DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, ART and SCIENCE in the creation of products, as well as experimental works in art, music, and performance.

We are interested in fostering an environment that uses ideas and concepts developed in research and experimentation to drive and elevate production, forming a sustainable ecosystem of intellectuals and artisans. Through our work, we hope to build a community and hub where creatives from diverse backgrounds can come together to exchange ideas and inspiration, and more importantly, create unique and culturally rich projects, narratives and experiences. More...

Benjamin Bacon


Benjamin Bacon (USA), is a hybrid artist and musician that creates work at the intersection of sound art, computational design, networked systems and mechanical installation. He has held professorships at Parsons School of Design, New York University Shanghai, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art and was also the former Director of the undergraduate Design + Technology program at Parsons School of Design. SoundSpade is his performance name for his music and sound art. He is the founder of Voltage Divider, a series of live music, interactive media events that explore different experimental and avant-garde musical styles and non-traditional production methods. More...

Benjamin Bacon Selected Portfolio July 2019 (PDF)
Benjamin Bacon CV July 2019 (PDF)
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Vivian Xu


Vivian Xu is an artist, researcher and designer from Beijing, currently based in Shanghai. Her work explores the boundaries between bio and electronic media in creating new forms of machine logic, life and sensory systems. She has shown and lectured at various institutions in China, the US, Germany, and Australia, including the National Art Museum of China, the Chronus Art Center, New York Science Museum, Art Laboratory Berlin and SymbioticA. She is the co-founder of Shanghai-based cross-disciplinary design lab Dogma Lab. She was Research Fellow at the Interactive Media Arts Program at New York University, Shanghai, and researcher and committee member at Genspace, a community bio lab in Brooklyn, New York. More...

Vivian Xu Selected Portfolio April 2019 (PDF)
Vivian Xu CV 2019 (PDF)

Contact And Portfolios


DOGMA Lab
3333 Qixin Road, Unit 5, Building 14, Room 301
Shanghai, China 201101

上海 闵行区七莘路3333弄5区14号楼301 201101

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