Miao Ying

Miao Ying

born 1985 in Shanghai, China
lives and works in Shanghai and New York City
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Boundaries set me free.
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She received her BFA from the China Academy of Fine Arts New Media Arts Department, and her MFA from the School of Art and Design at NYSCC at Alfred University, with a focus on Electronic Integrated Arts. In 2015, she represented China at the Venice Biennale (internet project) and in 2018, she participated in the Gwangju Biennale, Korea. She is winner of the 2018-2019 Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” award.
 
Miao belongs to a generation of Chinese artists who incorporate the aesthetics of video games and Internet culture into their work. Her paintings, videos and installations reflect the technology and socio-politics of our time, that of a global world and modern China with its Internet censorship (Great Wall of China). With her humorous works, some of which she develops using artificial intelligence, she addresses a reality determined by digital surveillance, state censorship and social media, the rules of which she often breaks and playfully circumvents in her art.
 
Towards China, the artist has developed a Stockholm Syndrome over the time she has spent exclusively on the Chinese Internet. These sentimental feelings are real and have been addressed in works such as Chinternet Plus or Pilgrimage into Walden XII - the Honor of Shepherds.
 
The artist’s works have been on display in China, Taiwan, Europe and the US, on the internet and the virtual world of Second Life. In 2015, she represented China at the Venice Biennale (internet project) and in 2018, she participated in the Gwangju Biennale, Korea.
 
Selected solo exhibitions: Art Museum University of Toronto (2022); M+, Kowloon, China (Online), (2020); London Art Night (2018); New Museum, New York City (2016); Goethe Institute, Peking (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai Pavilion, Shanghai (2016); Venice Biennale (Online) (2015); V Art Centre, Shanghai (2014).
 
Selected group exhibitions: MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (2022); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2022); Asia Society Museum, New York City (2022); Hawai’i Triennal, Honolulu (2022); Castello di Rivoli/Museo d’Arte Contemporaneo, Turin (2020); ACC Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2020); New Museum, New York City (2019); UCCA Lab at UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Peking (2019); Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart (2019); Kunstverein Hannover, Hanover (2019); CFCCA Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester (2019); MAK Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna (2019); K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong, K11 Art Space, Shanghai, in cooperation with MoMA PS 1 (2017).
 
Selected collections: M + Museum, Hong Kong; K11 collection, Hong Kong; Colelction Uli und Rita Sigg, Switzerland; Colelction Honus Tandijono, Hon Kong; Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) Manchester; G H ART, The Netherlands; Shanghai Art Museum; White Rabbit Collection, Sydney.
 
Miao received the 2018–2019 Porsche “Young Chinese Artist of the Year” award.

Selected Works

 Miao Ying , Surplus Intelligence, 2021-2022 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Surplus Intelligence, 2021-2022
film written by AI, 5K, 33’ 27”, ed. 1/5 + 2 AP
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 Miao Ying , Landscape gif, 2013 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Landscape gif, 2013
Gif animations, reclining chair, touchpad, device mounts, 6 tablets, T-pads, blanket, cushion, crumbled paper, power cord, extension cables, welcome mat ed. 2/3 + 1 AP
dimension variable
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 Miao Ying , Prototype #1, 2018 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Prototype #1, 2018
folding screen, wood, oil on canvas, ed. 2/2 + 1 AP
162 x 168 x 40 cm (64 x 66 x 15 3/4 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Blindspot-Politics, 2019 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Blindspot-Politics, 2019
acrylic paint, pigment print on canvas
3 parts, 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in.), 165 x 50 cm (65 x 19 3/4 in.), 33 x 60 cm (13 x 23 5/8 in.), total 165 x 260 cm (65 x 103 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Blindspot-Eight Treasures Vegetables, 2019 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Blindspot-Eight Treasures Vegetables, 2019
acrylic paint, pigment print on canvas, plastic sheet
canvas 170 x 135 cm (67 x 53 in.), total approx. 240 x 180 cm (95 x 71 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Data Breach Deep Abstraction #2, 2019 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Data Breach Deep Abstraction #2, 2019
oil on canvas
200 x 112 cm (78 3/4 x 44 1/8 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Brain L1t3rat1, stay with me with your practical fire, 2021 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Brain L1t3rat1, stay with me with your practical fire, 2021
oil on canvas
198 x 124 cm (78 x 48 7/8 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Surplus Magic No.1 | 剩余魔法1号, 2022 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Surplus Magic No.1 | 剩余魔法1号, 2022
oil on canvas, AI-generated image
158 x 86 cm (62 x 33 7/8 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Surplus Magic No.4 | 剩余魔法4号, 2022 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Surplus Magic No.4 | 剩余魔法4号, 2022
oil on canvas, AI-generated image
150 x 86 cm (59 x 33 7/8 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Effect #4, 2019 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Effect #4, 2019
oil on canvas, ed. 2/2 + 1 AP
180 x 180 cm (70 7/8 x 70 7/8 in.)
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 Miao Ying , Love's Labour's Lost – with Heart, 2019 — Galerie nächst St. Stephan
Miao Ying
Love's Labour's Lost – with Heart, 2019
wood, love locks stolen from Paris, strings, ribbons, man-made rose petals, artificial flower, print
81 x 88 x 29 cm (31 7/8 x 34 2/3 x 11 2/5 in.)
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