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 addresses her Stockholm Syndrome relationship with cultural and socio-political power, such as censorship and self-censorship, lifestyle branding and ideologies in general.

Her recent solo exhibitions include: “A Field Guide to Ideology”, Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Toronto, 2022; “Pilgrimage into Walden XII”, OVR:Pioneers, Art Basel, Online, 2021; “Tough Love”, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna, Austria,2019; “Hardcore Digital Detox”, M+ Museum, Hong Kong, 2018; “Stones From Other Hills”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2018; “Miao Ying:Chinternet Plus”, First Look: New Art Online, New Museum, New York, 2016; “Content Aware”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2016; “Holding a Kitchen Knife to Cut the Internet Cable”, Chinese Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015.

She has also exhibited at Hawai’i Triennial 2022 (HT22), Honolulu, Hawaii, 2022; “ON | OFF 2021: Carousel of Progress”, HE Art Museum, Shunde, Guangdong Province, China, 2022; “Facing the Collector: The Sigg Collection of Contemporary Art from China”, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy, 2020; “Where Do We Begin?”, X Museum, Beijing, 2020; “Lunar Phases”, Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, 2019; TO OTHER SHORES: ON TECHNO-SINOFUTURISM, AI ARTIST BOTS AND NEW SILK ROADS, Berlin, 2019; ZHANG PEILI, GENG JIANYI’ s Student, China Academy of Art, West bund Art Center, Shanghai, China, 2019, etc.