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Zhang Bixiao (The ElectroPoetics)

Bixiao Zhang is a digital artist and Ph.D. candidate at RMIT University living in Naarm(Melbourne). Her practice-led research, a fluid entity termed “The ElectroPoetics,” proposes a performative approach to digital media and algorithmic architecture driven by the intersections of Chinese Shanshui(mountain-water) Thought, feminist eco-poetics, and electro-dynamism. Her performative “Shan-Shui" practice situates dynamic digital substrates for transversal modes of engagement and co-current mattering, an approach that accentuates tacit resonance as primordial modes of care. Bixiao mainly engaged in public art projects and residencies in the Asia Pacific before 2020, such as residency at Hong Kong Cattle Depot Art Village (2017), Goethe Institute x Creative Fes Shenzhen (2019), and JMMK #12  media festival Indonesia (2020), Hua Niao Island International Art Festival, China (2021). These projects are interested in the influence of the digital environment’s emergent ontogenetic patterns on a specific physical site. Bixiao won the 2021 Dean’s Award for her research project. Her latest projects include an artist residency at the Centre for Projection Art (Australia), a research residency at Post Humanist Art Network (San Francisco), and exhibitions at Bunjil Place, the Chinese Museum, and Federation Square (Melbourne).

Full Biography

Selected Exhibitions

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2023 Solo Exhibition                   "E-motion Cloud", Prahran Square, Light Up                                                                   Stonnington program by Just Another Agency                                                             and Centre for Projection Art

2023 Group Exhibition                "Through Time and Space", Chinese                                                                               Museum Australia, Australian Embassy China

2023 Group Exhibition.               "Sky Light", Mission to Seafarers Victoria, Centre                                                         for Projection Art

2022 Group Exhibition                "XENNOVERSE", The Space Gallery,

                                                        San Francisco

2022 Screening Event                "New organs of perception", Composite Moving                                                             Image Agency and Media Bank, Collingwood,                                                               Victoria

 

2022 Screening Event                "Filmic Campfire", Bunjil Place, Victoria

2022 group exhibition                "Interplay", Environmental Film Festival                                                                         Australia, Footscray Community Arts

2022 group exhibition                "The humbleness and the cutaway",                                                                               Blindside, Victoria

2021 Art Festival                         Hua Niao Island International Art Festival #2

                                                      Shang Hai, China

2019 group exhibition                "NEWWHO LOG."

                                                      Newwho Art Museum, Shen Zhen

2019 group exhibition                "The Edge Of Time",

                                                      Art XiangShan Gallery, Shen Zhen, China

2019 group exhibition                "MEET",

                                                      GUOFENG ART Gallery, Shen Zhen, China

2017 group exhibition                 "Beyond Freedom",

                                                     Cattle Depot Art Village, Hong Kong

2016  solo exhibition                 “Thought on Thoughtlessness” ,

                                                     HK Youth Square, Hong Kong

                                               

Residencies

2022~2023                                  Centre for Projection Art, Australia

2022~2023                                  Post Humanist Art Network (Foreign                                                                              Objekt, San Francisco)

2021                                             Hua Niao Island Public Art Festival, China

                                                         

2017                                             R:ead #5 , Tokyo Cultural Foundation, Hong Kong                                                        Cattle Depot Art Village

Publications

2023                                             The ElectroPoetics: performing co-created                                                                  beinghoods from the electronic world, Findings,                                                          Annual Collection of Graduate Creative                                                                          Arts Writing, The Australian Council of University                                                        Art and Design Schools

2023                                             In praise of the humming tube: a performative                                                            review of Half Sound Half Philosophy:                                                                          Aesthetics, Politics, and History of China’s sound                                                        art (Jing wang, author), Journal of Sonic Studies

Awards

2021                                             Dean’s Award for Academic                                                                                            Excellence and Contribution to the Program,

                                                      RMIT University

2020 Film Festival Shortlist       JMMK Film Festival #12

                                                      Galeri Pangdeng, Indonesia

 

Education

Bibliography 

Yie,Liu. The 2nd Flower and Bird Island International Art Festival is open! The moving art museum on the sea is waiting for you to pick up the beautiful summer memories, Sohu News, July 2021

Yun, Guo. Exhibition News | The Edge of Time-2019 Bay Area Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sohu News, May 2019

 

L.S.Y. Salon Review | A New Observation of National Style——MEET Shenzhen Youth Art and Local Practice, Guo Feng Art Museum, April 2019

 

Related Experiences

2023                 Media and projection design, Weave Movement Theatre, VIC, 2023

2021                  Curatorial Internship, Contemporary Art and Social                                                     Transformation, RMIT University

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