Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin
Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin (b. 1989, Guangzhou) experiments with normative models to create sites for unruly dialogue. Based between Guangzhou and New York City, she has hosted high school debates on contemporary art world issues, made fictional App to create space to talk about gender issues, organized meetings between scientist, artists and philosophers to address the possibility that we live in a simulation, and organize fictional panel taken place in the future. As a participating artist of In Search of Miss Ruthless (Para Site, Hong Kong), she acts as the current Director of Communications for Miss Ruthless International, an organization that takes a fantasy figure from the future as its underlying principle. Her work has been exhibited at OCAT Shenzhen (2017), You Won’t Be Young Forever, Shanghai (2016), Queens Museum, New York (2016), Barnard College, New York (2016), Spring/Break Art Show, New York (2016), 221A, Vancouver (2015), Flux Factory, Queens (2015), Fisher Landau Center, Queens (2015), Jewish Museum, New York (2014), and Wallach Art Gallery, New York (2014). Upcoming includes a solo exhibition at Weekend, Seoul, and a screening at DFT—a projection on the Brooklyn Bridge, New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is a winner of the Lotos Foundation Prize in 2015.