Miao Ying

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.

Solo Exhibitions

2018

“Stones From Other Hills”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai

2016

Miao Ying: Chinternet Plus, www.chinternetplus.com, New Museum, online

Content Aware, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, China

2015

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, Chinese Pavilion, Venice, Italy/ CAC, Shanghai, China/Online

2014

.gif ISLAND, V Art Centre, Shanghai, China

Meanwhile in china—So in loved, will never feel tired again,  Netizenet, Internet

2009

Blind Spot, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, NY, USA

Only you would fit into the mode that I have become, Smart Wall Gallery, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

2019

“The Art Happens Here: Net Art’s Archival Poetics”, New Museum, New York

“Chinese Whisper”, Museum Fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna

 “WHO CARES”, New Galerie, Paris

2018

the 12th Gwangju Biennale; Gwangju

“All I know is what’s on the internet”, The Photographers‘ Gallery, London

2017

“.com/.cn”, co-presented by MoMA PS1 and K11 Art Foundation

“After Us”, co-presented by New Museum and K11 Art Foundation

“The New Normal—Art and China in 2017”, Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing

2016

Why the performance, McaM, Shanghai China

Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition, RMCA, Guangzhou China

Ethics of Technology, Beijing Media Art Biennale, Beijing, China

Information Sculpture Superhighway, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai

Action! Imaged Bodies, Leap Pavilion, Photofairs Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibition Center,

Shanghai China

□, Asia Art Center, Taipei, China

Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China

Octopus 16: Antiques Roadshow, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Ausralia

Void: special project by Aaajiao&Miao Ying, Moca Pavilion, Shanghai, China

Ghost in flash: after photography, Taikang Space, Beijing, China

Secret Surface, KW institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

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, China

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

2013

Art That Heels, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

The Overlapping Reflection— Zhujiajiao contemporary art exhibition, shanghai, China

Happy Big Everybody Run, This gallery, Beijing, China

2012

Wandering Eyes: Video Art from Shanghai Exhibition, State Gallery Linz, Austria

Son, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China

Sensation, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

2011

Smile, Hemuse Gallery, Beijing, China

The Halo Effect, V Art Center, Shanghai, China

2010

Beyond/In Western New York, New York, USA

2008

Infantization, Museum of Contemporary Art,Taibei, Taiwan                   

Infantization, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China