Texas Tech University

Nero Chenxuan He

Assistant Professor

Master in Architecture II, Southern California Institute of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Nero Chenxuan He is a Beijing-born educator, architectural designer, and multimedia artist. He has studied architecture and design in the United States and Denmark. He leads his creative practice, HeXagōn {分集研究所}, whose work has been exhibited in music videos, storefronts, galleries, digital billboards, and museums in various countries. He is an assistant professor at Texas Tech Huckabee College of Architecture and has been invited to initiate and teach the public digital art program at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). Before his current role at Texas Tech, he held the visiting professor position at Virginia Tech School of Architecture. As a former collaborator of Testa & Weiser, he has also taught studios and seminars at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

He has been developing workflows in phygital constructions and automavisions. He is interested in creating quasi-autonomous procedures to synergize human and non-human design agencies. His work is the byproduct of a non-rectilinear process, which has no finite result. He has served as a guest lecturer and critic at various institutions. He has also worked on architecture projects of different scales at firms like Zaha Hadid Architects, Information Based Architecture, and Wei Architects, among others. He collaborated with Dream the Combine for the 2018 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program (YAP) competition, constructing an architectural installation named 'Hide & Seek' in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a Master of Architecture degree from SCI-Arc.


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