Xin Liu (b. 1991, Xinjiang/China) is an artist and engineer.
In her practice, Xin creates experiences/experiments to take measurements in our personal, social and technological spaces in a post-metaphysical world: between gravity and homeland, sorrow and the composition of tear, gene sequencing and astrology. She examine the discourse-power nexus as an active practitioner, an experimenter and a performer. Her recent research and interest center around the verticality of space, extraterrestrial explorations and cosmic metabolism.
Xin is the Arts Curator in the Space Exploration Initiative in MIT Media Lab, a member of New INC in New Museum and a studio resident in Queens Museum. She is also an artist-in-residence in SETI Institute. She is recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design, Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, Huayu Youth Award Finalist, Creative Capital On Our Radar, inaugural Europe ARTificial Intelligence Lab residency, inaugural ONX studio program (founded by New Museum and Onassis NY) and Pioneer Works Tech Residency. She has been commissioned by institutions including Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK), Ars Electronica (Austria), Media Art Xploration Festival (US) and Onassis Foundation Enter Program. She is an advisor for LACMA Art+Tech Lab and a faculty member at The Terraforming, a new research program at Strelka Institute in 2020.
Xin graduated from MIT Media Lab with a master degree in Media Arts and Sciences after her M.F.A from Rhode Island School of Design and B.E from Tsinghua University in Beijing (Measurement, Control Technology, and Instrument).
刘昕（1991年生于新疆，中国）是一位艺术家和工程师，作品形式包含表演，器械，装置，科学实验和学术论文。在她的实践里，体验亦实验 —— 在后形而上的世界里，测量个体，社会和技术之间的距离和张力。她最近的研究集中在：垂直空间，地外探索和宇宙代谢。
刘昕目前担任麻省理工学院媒体实验室太空探索计划的艺术策展人，纽约新美术馆New INC计划的成员，也是纽约皇后美术馆的驻地艺术家。2019秋季起，她将作为SETI驻地艺术家开始两年的极地研究。她曾获得纽约Museum of Arts and Design的Van Lier奖金，SXSW交互创新奖，FastCoDesign和Core77奖项，入围华宇青年奖决赛。她的作品曾在奥地利电子艺术节（2017-2019），波士顿美术馆（2016，2017），圣丹斯电影节（2017,2020），翠贝卡电影节（2017），北京民生美术馆（2017.2018），中央美术学院美术馆（2018），OCAT上海（2015）等机构展出，并在诸多美国计算机协会(ACM)会议发表。作为研究院，她曾在微软研究院（纽约、亚洲北京），谷歌先进技术部门(Google ATAP)工作。刘昕毕业于清华大学精密仪器与机械学专业，在罗德岛设计学院获得纯艺术硕士学位，麻省理工媒体实验室硕士学位。
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA - Master of Science, in Media Arts and Sciences
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA - Master of Fine Arts, in Digital+Media
Tsinghua University, Beijing, CHINA - Bachelor of Engineering, in Measurement, Control Technology, and Instrument & Bachelor of Arts, in Interaction Design (Second Major)