150 Media Stream is a multi-faceted achievement in art, architecture and technology that celebrates the transformational power of art as collective experience and explores the interplay of art, space and viewership in both public and private contexts.

During regularly scheduled “artists’ moments,” residents and visitors come together to experience media art displayed at a grand scale, as 89 LED blades stretching 150 feet long and rising 22 feet high ignite into light, color, and movement. Developed in partnership with Chicago’s premier arts, culture and higher learning institutions and private supporters, the 150 Media Stream is an international platform for both rising and established Chicago, US and global media artists.

The installation also features competitively selected collaborative works by exceptional art educators and students through its groundbreaking media arts program, ensuring a truly representative cross-section of Chicago’s diverse arts community.

Located at 150 North Riverside Plaza in Chicago, the 150 Media Stream is the only structure of its kind dedicated to showcasing Chicago artists, culture and history alongside renowned and emerging artists from around the world.

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Riverside Investment & Development
Building Developer,
Commissioned 150 Media Stream

Riverside Investment & Development's most recent venture, 150 North Riverside, is located at the confluence of the three branches of the Chicago River and is a bold expression of the firm’s innovative vision and commitment to excellence.

"One of our core objectives as property developers is to create spaces and places which help their occupants operate their businesses and lives more effectively and efficiently. Creating a sense of place, and an environment which is hospitable to creativity, pride of home, and an espirit d’corps is a means by which we can help our tenants recruit and retain the best possible talent. We believe 150 Media Stream is a strong example of our firm’s commitment to these principles, and to delivering the highest quality properties in their given market.”
— Anthony Scacco, Executive Vice President

Yuge Zhou
150 Media Stream Director and Curator

Yuge Zhou’s video art, including sculptural video installations and video collages, explores “urban dispositions” by examining the complex interactions between humans and their environments. Her work has been featured at cultural institutions including the Elmhurst Art Museum, York Art Gallery, Chicago Design Museum, among many others. Zhou’s work has also been featured in the New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Art of the Times and JustLuxe Magazine.

“By commissioning a variety of changing projects for a uniquely configured permanent display, 150 Media Stream sets a fresh direction for public art. It’s an interesting canvas for media artists, but also for such cultural practitioners as designers, filmmakers and others. It is a site where all kinds of media practice can share a stage and coexist.”
— Yuge Zhou

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photography by michael salisbury