Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin (b. 1989, Guangzhou) is an artist based in Guangzhou and New York. In 2015, she earned an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University following a BA in Studio Art and Communication from Denison University in 2012. She has hosted high school debates on contemporary art world issues, designed a phone app to find alternate ways to talk about gender issues, organized meetings between scientists, artists and philosophers to address the possibility that we live in a simulation, and organized fictional panels that took place in the future. She is currently devoting her time to researching “Boy’s Love” (BL) culture and writing a BL novel about doomsday prepping in Shenzhen.
Her work has been exhibited at Taikang Space, Beijing (2018), Para Site, Hong Kong (2017), OCAT Shenzhen (2017), You Won't Be Young Forever curated by Biljana Ciric, Shanghai (2016), Queens Museum, New York (2016), Barnard College, New York (2016), Spring/Break Art Show, New York (2016), 221A, Vancouver (2015), Fisher Landau Center, Queens (2015), Jewish Museum, New York (2014), and Wallach Art Gallery, New York (2014). Her solo exhibitions included Lv Hua Dai at Salt Projects, Beijing (2018) and Things to Come at Weekend, Seoul (2017). Her upcoming project includes a collaboration with Heidi Lau at Triple Canopy. She was a part of the Para Site residency hosted by Spring Workshop in 2017. She is a winner of the Lotos Foundation Prize in 2015 nominated by Sarah Sze. Her writing has appeared in Modern Weekly and LEAP. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Ruthless Lantern, a gossip art magazine.