Xiaoying Juliette Yuan
Media Arts curator; currently lives and works in New York, USA.
Master in Comparative Literature in the University of Paris III (La Sorbonne Nouvelle), current Ph.D. candidate at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK.
Yuan began her regular visits with artists, curators and critics in digital art while working in a Chinese antiques gallery, in Paris. She started her own practice in media arts in 2004, curated in the past ten years numerous international exhibitions, conferences, and workshops, produced stage performances, worked with international art fairs, academies, museum, foundations and non-profit organisations. Her recent works include two major projects for the 9th Shanghai Biennial 2012, and Sound Art screening program for the 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival organised by Harvestworks, New York.
She widely published in magazines and academic journals, lectured in academies, art organisations, presented her works at international conferences, festivals. In 2010-2013, she initiated and accomplished a large publication project, “Media Arts Collection” in Beijing (China), published three important volumes on media arts studies written or edited by a group of eminent media artists, curators, critics and filmmakers.
Yuan constantly seeks for new curatorial methods in art, science and technology, enriching her curatorial experiences by collaborating with professionals from different backgrounds and industries. She is particularly interested in the artistic process of collaborations between artists, scientists and technologists, and the re-definition of “artwork” within such a process. Her curatorial practice keeps questioning on the curators’ role and function in alliance of art and technology, as well as their social responsibilities and contribution to human society of our time.