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MIAO, Ying 苗颖


1985 Born in Shanghai, China
Based in New York and Shanghai

• Master of Fine Arts, Electronic Integrated Arts, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY, USA, May 2009
• Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Media Arts, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China, May 2007


Shortlisted for Sigg Prize 2023, M+, Hong Kong

Awarded "Pompeii Commitment " Digital Fellowships, Season I (2022-2023)
Recipient of the “Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the year ” (2018- 2019)
Awarded “Backslash Art” fellowship at Cornell Tech, Cornell University (2019)

Selected WRITINGS:

Spike Magazine #70, Miao Ying: How Does Web3 work in China? by Miao Ying

Rhizome: My brain hole just dilated another 2 inches by Miao Ying

Heichi Magazine, The Games Before Corona by Miao Ying

Under Construction: A History of Shanghai Art Institutions, 2008-2016, page 67-70

《不建立,未建立: 2008-2016年上海艺术机构实践》,67-70页

Selected PRESS:

New Museum, Miao Ying: Chinternet Plus by Lauren Cornell

M+, Miao Ying's Hardcore Digital Detox, An Island of Grazing Unicorns by Ulanda Blair

Artmargins, MIT Press, Volume 7, Issue 1: Meanwhile in China … Miao Ying and the Rise of Chinternet Ugly by Dr Ros Holmes

Ocula, Miao Ying's Field Guide to Ideology, In Conversation with Yan Wu

Artforum, CRITICS’ PICKS: 苗颖:精神实用宝典,文 /王馨茹(中)

Artforum, Must See: Toronto, CRITICS’ PICKS: Miao Ying, Field Guide to Ideology by Karen Wang (E)

Wired, How GPT-3 Wrote a Movie About a Cockroach-AI Love Story by Jennifer Conrad

Artforum, Print October 2022, Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity by Ida Panicelli

Rhizome: Online Within Limits Miao Ying on the making of 'Blind Spot' by Lola Martinez

Frieze: Chaos & Control by Gary Zhexi Zhang

Kaleidoscope #29, Miao Ying by Xin Wang, page 51

Ocula, Miao Ying Became ‘a Human Filter’ to Study Chinese Censorship by Sam Gaskin

Elephant Issue 41, An Audience with Miao Ying by Osman Can Yerebakan

ArtReview, Print 2018 issue of Art Review Asia, 2018 Gwangju Biennale by Fi Churchman

Artforum, 苗颖谈”内容觉醒”,采访/贺潇(中)

The New York Times, In Paris, the Art Scene Is Happening. London Had Better Look Out by Scott Reyburn

ArtReview, Print March 2015, Miao Ying:.gif Island by Iona Whittaker

Artforum, Print October 2015, Miao Ying by Hanlu Zhang

Rhizome, Artist Profile : Miao Ying by Iona Whittaker


Leap Magazine, 苗颖与中国第一代的网络艺术, 文 / 陈秀炜(中)

Selected Panels and Artist talk:

Art Museum University of Toronto: Artist Talk with Miao Ying, Toronto, Canada, 2022

Art Museum University of Toronto: Traumatic Bonding: An Interdisciplinary Discussion about State Stockholm Syndrome, with Paul Bloom and Yi Gu. Moderated by Yan Wu, Toronto, Canada and Online, 2022

Brooklynrail: Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity, New York, 2022

Castello di Rivoli: Digital PTSD II, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of contemporary art of Turin, Italy, 2021

Financial Times & Art Basel: Pioneering Practices: Susan Philipsz, Dayanita Singh, and Miao Ying, Art Basel, 2021

University of Chicago: Miao Ying: Reality should not hold you back, The matter of art, US-China Forum 2020, USA, 2020

FIAC Conversation Room: Filter Bubble, with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets &Julie Boukobza, Paris, 2018

University of Oxford: Oxford China Forum (OCF) Art Panel 2019,With Ding Yi, UK, 2019

University of Oxford:Ruskin School of Art, Visiting Artist, UK, 2019

M+ Matters: Chinternet Stockholm syndrome,Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hongkong, 2018

BBC The Cultural Frontline: Miao Ying:Creating art about Chinese internet censorship, BBC Radio 4,2017

New Museum:Seven on Seven”, Miao Ying × Mehdi Yahyanejad, New York, 2017


• 2022 Miao Ying: A Field Guide to Ideology, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
• 2021 Pilgrimage into Walden XII, OVR:Pioneers, Art Basel
• 2019 Tough Love, Miao Ying Solo Exhibition, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
• 2018 "Hardcore Digital Detox", M+ Museum, Hongkong
           "Stones From Other Hills", Miao Ying Solo Exhibition, Madein Gallery, Shanghai, China
• 2016 MIAO Ying: Chinternet Plus, First Look:New Art Online, the New Museum, New York, NY, USA
          Content Aware, MadeIn Gallery, shanghai, china
          Chinternet How: A Love Story, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria
          Void, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai Pavilion, Shanghai, China
• 2015 Holding a Kitchen Knife to Cut the Internet Cable, Folklore of the cyber world, La Biennale di Venezia 2015,
          Chinese Pavilion, Venice, Italy
• 2014 .gif ISLAND, V Art Centre, Shanghai, China
           Meanwhile in china—So in loved, will never feel tired again, Netizenet, Online


• upcoming
Digital Witness: Revolutions in Design, Photography, and Film, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, USA, 2024

Sigg Prize 2023, M+, Hong Kong
Between Performance and Documentation: Contemporary Photography and Video from China, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Digital Art since 1859, Pittlerwerke, Leipzig, Germany
To Your Eternity:The 4th Future of Today Biennale, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Motion is Action, By Art Matters Museum, Hangzhou, China

• 2022

Hawai'i Triennial 2022, Honolulu, USA
Mirror Image: A Transformation of Chinese Identity, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA
The Floating Collection, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Bologna, Italy
Mediating Asia, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taibei
ON | OFF 2021: Carousel of Progress, He Art Museum, Foshan, China

• 2021

A Question of Taste, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
The Artist is online, KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany
NFTism: No Fear in Trying, Unit London, London, UK
ArtBasel, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Basel, Switzerland

• 2020

Facing the Collector. The Sigg Collection of Contemporary Art from China, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Ntact, Asai Culture Center Museum,Gwangju, south korea
X Museum Triennial, X Museum, Beijing, China
Porsche Young Chinese Artist of the year exhibition, Shanghai, China

• 2019

The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics, New Museum, New York
Chinese Whisper , Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
Artistic Intelligence, Kunestverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Chinternet Ulgy, CFCCA, Manchester, UK
Moon Phase, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Vienna Biennale 2019, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart,Germany

• 2018

The 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders , Gwangjiu, South Korea
Art Night London, curated by Hayward Gallery, London, UK
The exhibition of annual of contemporary art of China, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China
All I know is what’s on the internet, The Photographers' Gallery, London, UK
Shanghai Beat, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto, Japan
Peer to Peer, Surplus Space, Wuhan, China

• 2017

com/.cn, co-presented by MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong
After Us, co-presented by New Museum and K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai, China
The New Normal—Art and China in 2017, Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Performing the border, kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria
The first Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” Nominees Exhibition, Modern Art Museum Shanghai,
Shanghai, China
Moments and More, OCAT Museum Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Being Information, Start Museum, Shanghai, China
Three Rooms—International Touring Exhibition of Young Media Artists, CAC, Shanghai, China
No Commission, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

• 2016

Secret Surface, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow, Gertrude Contemporary, Australia
Turning Point, Contemporary art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
口, Asia Art Center Taipei I+II, Taipei, Taiwan
Time Test—international video art research exhibition, CAFA art Museum, Beijing, China
Time Test—international video art research exhibition, Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou, China
Beijing Media Art Biennale, World Art Museum, Beijing, China
Why the performance?, Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Ghost in flash: after photography, Taking Space, Beijing ,China
Community of Celibates, Shanghai gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

• 2015

The Wrong—New Digital Art Biennale, online
Huayu Youth Award nomination exhibition, Sanya, Hainan, China
Inventing Ritual, Madein Company, Shanghai, China/ Art Sanya, Sanya, China
The ballad of generation Y, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Redefine: multiple perspectives and possibilities in network era, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
Faith/Freedom/Future-proof, 2015 Europa Tour: Contemporary Art From China, Warszawa, Poland
Portable Domains, Firstdraft, Sydney, Australia
My Feet Would Hurt If They Still Existed, Alaska Projects, Sydney, Australia
B3+Beijing 2015, Moving in Time, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China
No Apple No Show, We Gallery, Shanghai, China
“CAFAM-FUTURE” Exhibition, The Reality Representation of Chinese Young Art, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

• 2014

Tomorrow’s Party, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Rendering, BYOB Beijing, Beijing, China
Loop, BYOB Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Resolution, SNAP, Shanghai, China
Teach us to care and not to care, Teach us to sit still, BANK Gallery, Shanghai, China
Net-Recycling, Nomade Art Space, Hanzhou, China
Art That Heels, V Art Centre, Shanghai, China

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