Shuyi Cao (b.1990, China) is a multimedia artist living and working in New York. She received an MFA (Fine Arts) from Parsons School of Design.
Cao’s practice represents her interdisciplinary inquiries into human existence in the realm of modern biology and technology. Her mixed-medium sculptures and installations incorporate biomaterial, sound and physical computing, along with the nature of experiment. Focusing on interspecies communication and transformation, her recent projects explores the intimate and large-scale registration of dynamic being we humans so crudely and presumptively register through the reductive rationalizations of data streams. Having a background in political science, she is interested in addressing the political and philosophical problematics underlying different fields of knowledge production, be it art or science.
Cao has participated in exhibitions at 490 Atlantic Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; GRIDSPACE, NY; SLEEPCENTER, NY; Westbeth Gallery, NY; 25 East Gallery, NY; the Skybridge Art Space, NY; and BABZ Art Books Fair, NY. She has held positions as Artist-in-Residence at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA (2018); and School of Visual Arts, NY (2017).