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Xuan Ye


Xuan Ye (CN/CA) is the prototype of many objects. X makes media poetry synthesizing language, code, sound, body, light, time and reflection through diagrammatic processes and multimedial translations. X’s works speculate on systemic problems and distributed consciousness in various interconnected networks. More recently, X has been collaborating with artificial intelligence and non-human agents to co-author aesthetic experiences.

X’s installations have been exhibited and featured in international contexts including Elephant (Montreal, CA), Vivid Projects (Birmingham, UK), Supermarket Art Fair (Stockholm, SE), InterAccess (Toronto, CA), Inside-out Art Museum (Beijing, CN), Goethe-Institut (Beijing & Montreal), ArtAsiaPacific, KUNSTFORUM International (GE), Trinity Square Video (Toronto, CA), AGYU(Toronto, CA), the Wrong Biennale (URL), Times Museum (Guangzhou, CN), among others. X is a finalist of EQ Bank Digital Artists Award and a recipient of SSHRC scholarship. X’s live sound and body improvisation has been lauded as “one of Canada’s most exciting voices in textural soma” by OBEY Convention. X has made appearances at Music Gallery (CA), Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center (US), Suoni Per Il Popolo (CA), OBEY Convention (CA), Kazoo! Fest (CA), Electric Eclectics Festival (CA), Downtown Music Gallery(US), 21C Festival in partnership w/ MOCCA (CA), Zoomin' Night (CN), Le Festival Croisements (CN), etc. X’s performances and releases have also received critical accolades from Bandcamp Daily, Musicworks and Exclaim! 


Xuan Ye is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery in Tkranto/Toronto, and is expecting her first LP release “xi xi“ at the end of 2019.