Alexander Chen

Alexander Chen makes musical and interactive works, collaborating with the likes of Google and The Barbarian Group.

Alexander Chen was born in 1981 and has been making musical and interactive work since 2002, working with companies such as The Barbarian Group, Modernista, and Google. Chen currently works at Google Creative Lab. 

In 2011 Chen launched MTA.ME, which transformed a New York subway map into a string instrument. Chen conceived and developed the Les Paul Doodle with a team at Google.

As a musician Chen is a multi-instrumentalist who performs live on viola under musical monikers The Consulate General and Boy in Static. His first recordings were released in 2004 by Markus Acher (The Notwist).

Chen's exhibitions include: Flash Forward conference (2004), The Mu (Eindhoven, 2004), The Museum of the Moving Image ("Digital Play", New York, 2005), Sonar Festival (Barcelona, 2006), Museum of Design (Zurich, 2009).