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Xin Liu (b. 1991, Xinjiang, China) is a New York-based artist and engineer whose work addresses narratives related to space, science, time, and personal identity. Through working with advanced technologies and a wide range of materials, Liu creates experiences to measure and modify organic and non-organic matters so as to explore their relationships to space and individuals. Her work varies from performances to installations, scientific experiments to academic research. Her unique approach to interrogating the illusory prospect of space exploration, combining her education background in mechanics and fine art, continuously provides dynamic multidisciplinary views and interrogations of self-identity in practices.

Liu graduated from MIT Media Lab with a MA in Media Arts and Sciences after receiving her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and BE from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Liu is currently in residency at SETI Institute and is a studio resident at Queens Museum. She is an advisor for LACMA Art+Tech Lab and a faculty member at The Terraforming, a new research program at Strelka Institute in 2020. She is also an art curator of the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative. Xin's first solo show– Living Distance– was exhibited at Make Room in 2019. Since then, her work has been included in multiple solo and group exhibitions and international art fairs. A solo museum exhibition of Xin Liu's work recently opened at the Aranya Art Center in China. Liu is an award recipient of the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design, Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, Huayu Youth Award Finalist, Creative Capital On Our Radar, inaugural Europe ARTificial Intelligence Lab residency. In 2020, Forbes selected Liu for its list of 30 under 30 Asia. Xin will have her second solo exhibition with Make Room in 2022.

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