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 most recent solo exhibitions include: “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, 2016, “Holding a Kitchen Knife to Cut the Internet Cable”, Chinese Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2015; She has shown her works at “The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics”, New Museum, New York, 2019; “Chinese Whisper”, Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 2019; “WHO CARES”, New Galerie, Paris, 2019; the 12th Gwangju Biennale; Gwangju, 2018; “All I know is what’s on the internet”, The Photographers‘ Gallery, London, 2018; “.com/.cn”, co-presented by MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation, 2017; “After Us”, co-presented by New Museum and K11 Art Foundation, 2017; “ The New Normal—Art and China in 2017”, Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2017; “Secret Surface”, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2016; etc.