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 and explore existentially, the possibilities of the internet, the Chinese Internet (Great Fire Wall), along with the new modes of politics, aesthetics and contemporary consciousness created during the representation of reality through technology.
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, La Biennale di Venezia 2015). She has shown her works at the KW institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin 2016), Minsheng Art Museum(Shanghai 2016), Taking Space (Beijing 2016), OCAT Shanghai (Shanghai 2015), Times Art Museum (Guangzhou 2015), CAFA Art Museum (Beijing 2015), Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art (Beijing 2014), Gallery Linz (Linz 2011), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, 2010), Museum of Contemporary Art (Taipei 2008), Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai 2007) and The Wrong—New Digital Art Biennale (online 2015). 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.