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Friendred Peng

Course Leader, MA 3D Computer Animation
London College of Communication
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Friendred  Peng


Friendred Peng is an award-winning installation and computational artist currently based in London, and is founder and director of STUDIO FRIENDRED. He is currently Course Leader for MA 3D Computer Animation at the UAL London College of Communication.

Friendred has worked at various academic institutions and universities. He previously worked as research lead for 3D computer animation online as part of UAL ONLINE across 6 colleges, lecturer in Digital Media Production at the Institute of Education, University College London (IOE, UCL) and as a module leader in Computing at Goldsmiths, teaching interactive data visualization and creative computing projects. His PhD research was on the intertwined relationship between technology, installation and performance arts in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). He holds an MFA in Computational Arts from Goldsmiths and a BA in Animation & Digital Media from Jiangnan University.

Friendred’s practice work has been widely focused on disciplines across arts, technology and sciences. His recent work has been at the interface between body movement and algorithmic machines, exploring the sensory apparatus and interactive systems. Through the exploration of technologized elements and societal influences his work aims to explore agency, embodiment, performativity and immersion.

Several of his works have been published on well-known design and technology platforms including DesignBoom, Wallpaper and CreativeApplications. His art and research have been recognized by various awards and honors including the Oppo Renovator Award, the Shanghai Da Shi Award and the Bronze prize in the third Cultural and Creative Design Competition, amongst others. He was also awarded the Warden’s public engagement award for his work engaging the public with installation art. Friendred has exhibited works such as “Moving Photon” at Ugly Duck, “The Light” and “The Wind” at Tate Britain, “Skin-Awareness III” in Arizona. He has also exhibited at the design museum and pieces in several other museums and galleries internationally. His work has been presented at design festivals, including Dutch design week, London design festival and amongst others.

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