Born 1985, she lives and works in New York and Shanghai, China. Ying graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the China Academy of Arts New Media Art department in Hangzhou, China, and earned a Master in Fine Arts degree in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred State Colleges School of Art and Design in 2009. She is the first generation of Chinese Internet Artists.
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; and 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; OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, 2015; Times Art Museum, Guangzhou, 2015; Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014; and at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 2010. In 2016, she was nominated for Prix YISHU 8 Chine 2016. In 2015, she was nominated for the TAN Asia Prize and the 3rd Huayu Youth Award.
Image: Miao Ying, still from ‘Post commentary, monetary likes, Morgan Freeman’s advice on reality, 2016, HD Video, courtesy of the artist and Madein Gallery.