Miao Ying is the first generation of Chinese contemporary artists who grow up with internet, one-child policy, Chinese economic reform and educated in both China and west. She is best known for her projects and writings around the Chinese internet online culture and her Stockholm Syndrome with censorship. Her practice juxtapose the western technology and ideologies with contemporary China, highlights the new modes of politics, aesthetics and consciousness created during the representation of reality through technology. Her works inhabit multiple forms including websites, machine learning softwares, VR, installations, paintings, etc; She is based in New York and Shanghai.
Her most recent solo exhibitions include: Pilgrimage into Walden XII, (OVR:Pioneers, Art Basel, 2021),"Hardcore Digital Detox", (M+ Museum, Hong Kong,2018), “ Miao Ying：Chinternet Plus ”, (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 “Facing the collector”, (Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, 2020), “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics” (New Museum, New York, 2019), “The 12th Gwangju Biennale” (Gwangjiu, South Korea,2018), “.com/.cn” (MoMA PS1 , KAF, 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.