Samuel Swope (b. 1984 Missouri, USA; based in Hong Kong) is most recognized for his aerial art. Merging multiple media and engineering practices, Swope constructs and controls aesthetic systems that work with air, and are often themselves airborne. Throughout his practice he concerns the behavioral dimensions of control processes, and he often engages with issues on hybridity, atmosphere, autonomy, agency, and the non-human. Swope’s work has been exhibited internationally at venues such as Chronus Art Center, Shanghai; Design Society, Shenzhen; K11 Art Foundation Chi Art Space, Hong Kong; Krupic Kersting Gallery, Cologne; Lotsremark Projekte, Basel; LOOP, Barcelona; and FILE, São Paulo. Swope was recently a Visiting Artist faculty member for the Art and Technology Studies Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.