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 highlights the attempts to discuss mainstream technology and contemporary consciousness and it’s 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 address her Stockholm Syndrome relationship with censorship and self-censorship in the Chinese Internet (The Great Fire Wall).
Her most recent solo exhibitions include: “ Miao Ying：Chinternet Plus ”, First Look: New Art Online (New Museum, New York, 2016), “Content Aware” (Madein Gallery, Shanghai, 2016), “Chinternet How: a love story” (Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, 2016), “Holding a Kitchen Knife to Cut the Internet Cable” (Folklore of the cyber world: an online Exhibition for the Chinese Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015). She has shown her works at the “After Us” (co-presented by K11 Art Foundation and New Museum, 2017), “.com/.cn" (co-presented by K11 Art Foundation and MoMA PS1, 2017), “The New Normal—Art and China in 2017” (Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, 2017), “Secret Surface” (KW institute for Contemporary Art, 2016), etc. In 2016, she has been nominated for Prix YISHU 8 Chine 2016. In 2015, she was nominated for the TAN Asia Prize and the 3rd Huayu Youth Adward.