MIAO Ying was born in Shanghai, China. She holds an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University and a BFA in New Media Arts from China Academy of Fine Arts. She resides in New York and Shanghai.
Her work inhabits multiple forms and highlights the attempts to discuss mainstream technology and contemporary consciousness and its impact on our daily lives, along with the new modes of politics, aesthetics, and consciousness created during the representation of reality through technology. She deliberately applies a thread of humor to her works and addresses her Stockholm Syndrome relationship with cultural and socio-political power, such as censorship and self-censorship, algorithmic filter bubbles, political lifestyle branding, and ideologies in general.
Her most recent solo exhibitions include: Hardcore Digital Detox (M+ Museum, Hong Kong, 2018), Miao Ying: Chinternet Plus, First Look: New Art Online (New Museum, New York, 2016), Holding a Kitchen Knife to Cut the Internet Cable (Chinese Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015). She has shown her works at the Vienna Biennale 2019 (Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria, 2019), the 12th Gwangju Biennale (Gwangjiu, South Korea, 2018), Art Night London (Hayward Gallery, London, 2018), .com/.cn (MoMA PS1, K11 Art Foundation, 2017), After Us (New Museum, K11 Art Foundation, 2017), The New Normal—Art and China in 2017 (UCCA For Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2017), Secret Surface (Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2016), etc. She is the winner of Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the Year 2018- 2019.
Photo credit of headshot: Don Stahl
Samples of Miao Ying's work: