(Upcoming) FWB FEST 2024 - Friends With Benefits DAO, Idyllwild, CA, USA
(Upcoming) The 4th Xinjiang International Art Biennale 2024 - Xinjiang Art Museum, Urumqi, China (即将开幕)腹地脉动——第四届中国新疆国际艺术双年展|新疆美术馆,中国乌鲁木齐
(Upcoming) Photographic Geomancy - Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China(即将开幕)相地堪舆——图像、田野与地理的诗学|广东时代美术馆,中国广州
(Upcoming) SCIFI: Mythologies Transformed - Science Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
(Upcoming) Space City - Asia Society Texas Center, Houston, TX, USA
(Upcoming) Breath(e): Towards Climate and Social Justice - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
(Upcoming) Open Sky - Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Claremont, California, USA
Cosmos Archaeology - Shanghai Astronomy Museum, Shanghai, China  宇宙考古 - 探索时空的科学艺术之旅|上海天文馆,中国上海
To supplement the fragment - Public Gallery, London, UK
Glad Rags - Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany
Poetry by the Barbarian - ASE Foundation, Shanghai, China  野蛮人写诗|ASE基金会,中国上海
Out of This World: Artists' Screening (The White Stone UK Premiere) - Science Gallery London, UK
Scales in Flames - Space 185 of Shanghai Bund Art Center, Shanghai, China. 燃烧的尺度|外滩艺术中心185空间,中国上海
Gleaming Bodies - Sapporo International Arts Festival, Sapporo, Japan

Selected Exhibitions
2024 FWB FEST 2024 Friends With Benefits DAO Idyllwild, CA, USA
 Space City Asia Society Texas Center Houston, TX, USA
  The 4th Xinjiang International Art Biennale 2024  Xinjiang Art Museum Urumqi, China
  Photographic Geomancy Guangdong Times Museum Guangzhou, China
  SCIFI: Mythologies Transformed  Science Gallery Melbourne, Australia
  Breath(e): Towards Climate and Social JusticeHammer Museum Los Angeles, USA 
  Open SkyBenton Museum of Art at Pomona College Claremont, California, USA
  Cosmos Archaeology Shanghai Astronomy Museum Shanghai, China
  To supplement the fragment Public Gallery London, UK
  Gleaming Bodies (solo) Sapporo International Art FestivalSapporo, Japan
2023 The 3rd Thailand Biennale: The Open WorldThailand Biennale Chiang Rai, Thailand
 The 14th Shanghai Biennale: Cosmos Cinema Power Station of Art Shanghai, China
  The 4th Future of Today Biennial: To Your Eternity   Today Art Museum Beijing, China
  At the End of Everything (solo) ARTPACE San Antonio, Texas, USA
  Seedlings and Offsprings (solo) Pioneer Works
Brooklyn, NY, USA
  Self Devourer (solo) Make Room Gallery Los Angeles, CA, USA
2022  The Earth is An Image (online) M+ Museum Hong Kong, China
  Science Fiction and Hallucination MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art
Rome, Italy
2021 The Ground is Falling (solo) Aranya Art Center
Beidaihe, China
  Synthetic Wilderness
Honor Fraser Gallery
Los Angeles, CA, USA
2020 New Frontier Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival Park City, UT, USA
  Living/Distance Make Room Gallery Los Angeles, CA, USA
  Prologue: A Falling Tooth (solo) Museum of Arts and Design New York. NY, USA
  Supassing r=a(1-sinθ) Qimu Space Beijing, China
  A glitch in the stars Ars Electronica Linz, Austria
Selected Press and Publications  
2024 Xin Liu by Danni Shen: Contemplating cryogenics, sci-fi, death, and an aesthetics of failure via technology. BOMB
  Xin Liu's Inward Expeditions. (Video) ART21
  The final frontier. #legend
2023 Cosmic Gaze: On Xin Liu’s ‘The Earth Is an Image’.
M+ Magazine
  Gravity is the Momentum of Feelings: Artist Xin Liu connects migration with interstellar exploration. Pioneer Works Broadcast 
  Chinese Artist Xin Liu Takes Us Inside Her Lab-Like London Studio, Where Engineering and Creativity Converge Artnet
  刘昕在太空回望地球以理解人类。  GQ China
2022 Houston, We Have a Problem. Art in America
  Planet Justice: Keynote. (Video) Slow Factory
2021 Artist Xin Liu Lets Science-Backed Absurdity Take the Wheel. CULTURED
  How Xin Liu Created the First NFTs in Space with Retired Satellites. Artsy
  On Space Art, Conversation between Xin Liu and Xin Wang. Art-Agenda
  Artist Artist Cinemas presents Xin Liu, Living Distance, conversation with Emma Enderby. e-flux
2020 Why artist and engineer Xin Liu sent her wisdom tooth into outer space. LA Times
  探索向下前进或向上后退的可能性。 南方周刊 
  A Quarantine Game Speaks to and Soothes Our Collective Anxiety. Hyperallergic
  Yxta Maya Murray on Xin Liu. Artforum
  Notes from Quar: Xin Liu. Rhizome
  Computer Leaders by Xin Wang. Art in America
  刘昕:病毒也许比人类更有毅力。 艺术商业
  Artists in (their) Residence: Xin Liu. (Video) Queens Museum
2019 Living Distance | A Performance in Outerspace.  (Video) Vimeo
  The Engineer Creating A Virtual World Using Natural Sound. (Video) VICE
2017 Altering the perception of self. (Video) Eyeo

Xin LIU is an artist and engineer. She creates experiences/experiments to take measurements in our personal, social, and technological spaces in a post-metaphysical world: between gravity and homeland, sorrow and the composition of tears, gene sequencing, and astrology. Her work resides between the measurable and ineffable, seeking tensions and reconciliations at macro- and micro-scales beyond our daily experiences. Her recent research and interest center around the verticality of space, extraterrestrial explorations, and cosmic metabolism: the metabolism of our planet and how it has been affected by technological infrastructures in the past few decades. 

Xin is an artist-in-residence at SETI Institute, an advisor for LACMA Art+Tech Lab, a researcher at Antikythera, Berggren Institute and the founding Arts Curator in the Space Exploration Initiative at MIT Media Lab. Her recent institutional solo exhibitions include Seedings and Offsprings at Pioneer Works, New York, and At the End of Everything at ARTPACE, San Antonio. In 2024, she participated in Rhizome’s flagship program, 7x7 and joined the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University as the first artist-in-residence in the Houston Asian American Archive.

She has been commissioned by institutions including Artnet (UK), BMW Culture Group, M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Aranya Art Center (China), Ars Electronica (Austria), Rhizome (USA), Media Art Xploration Festival (USA), and Onassis Foundation (US & Europe). Her works have been exhibited at the Shanghai Biennale (2023), Thailand Biennale (2023), National Museum of 21st Century Art in Rome (2022), MoMA PS1(2022), Sundance Film Festival (2020), etc.

Xin is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including the inaugural K11 Artist Prize, Karman Fellowship, Porches Chinese Young Artist of the Year, Silver Arts Project in the World Trade Center , Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, X Museum Triennial Award, the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design, Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, inaugural Europe ARTificial Intelligence Lab residency with Ars Electronica, SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, Core 77 Interaction Design Award, Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, Queens Museum Artist Studio program, New INC, Watermill Center and Pioneer Works. 

She has led and successfully launched two International Space Station payloads and one sub-orbital flight payload onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard system, and flown three parabolic flights. 

Xin graduated from MIT Media Lab with a master's in Media Arts and Sciences after her M.F.A from Rhode Island School of Design and a B.E from Tsinghua University in Beijing (Measurement, Control Technology, and Instrument).

Full CV available upon request.

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