Xin Liu (b. 1991, Xinjiang/China) is an artist and engineer, whose research-based projects range from performances, apparatus, installations to scientific experiments and academic papers.
She is enchanted by the enigma of technology and its role in human experiences. Though history, their alignment is constantly shifting: the time we live through, the way we die, the food we eat, the emotions we share… In her practice, Xin creates experiences and artifacts to measure, modify and make sense of these organizations of everyday materials and events. They are about the moments of re-organization, creating ripples in the fabric of common experiences by paying close attention to our shared psychological, emotional, cultural, and perceptual approaches to the world.
Xin is currently the Arts Curator in Space Exploration Initiative in MIT Media Lab, a member of New INC in New Museum and a resident in Queens Museum Artist Studio program. She is recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design, Huayu Youth Award Finalist, Queens Museum studio program and Pioneer Works Tech Residency. Her projects have received awards in SXSW, FastCoDesign, Core77 and her academic publications were nominated for best papers in ACM conferences. She has shown her work internationally at events and venues including Ars Electronica, Boston MFA, Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, OCAT Shanghai, ISEA and Music Tech Festival Berlin. As a researcher, Xin has worked in institutions including Microsoft Research NYC & Asia and Google ATAP.