Xin Liu (b. Xinjiang/China) is an artist and engineer, whose works range from performances, apparatus and installations, to scientific experiments and academic papers.
In her practice, Xin creates experiences and artifacts to measure and modify the distance and tension between personal, social, and technological spaces. They are moments of re-organization, creating ripples in the fabric of subjectivities, common experiences, and beliefs.
Xin is currently the Arts Curator in the Space Exploration Initiative in MIT Media Lab, a member of New INC at the New Museum (NYC), and a resident in the Queens Museum Artist Studio program. She is a recipient of numerous awards and residencies: the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design, Huayu Youth Award Finalist, Watermill Center International Summer Program, and Pioneer Works Tech Residency. Her projects have received awards in SXSW, FastCoDesign, Core77, and her academic publications have been nominated for best papers in ACM conferences. She has shown her work internationally at events and venues including Ars Electronica, Boston MFA, Sundance Film Festival, The Walker Art Center, OCAT Shanghai, ISEA, and Music Tech Festival Berlin. As a researcher, Xin has worked in institutions including Microsoft Research NYC & Asia and Google ATAP. Xin co-founded slow immediate, together with Gershon Dublon, an art and technology studio based in New York. slow immediate is the inaugural winner of a residency in the European ARTificial Intelligence Lab competition initiated by Ars Electronica in 2019.