Xuan Ye works in art, music and technology.

X is interested in making noise as a generative space to evoke the dissonant, untranslatable and illegible within more-than-human entanglements*. They often involve improvisation, computation and fiction to compose software, images, installations, performances and editions. Their work has appeared at the  MOCA Toronto (2022),  UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (2022, Shanghai),  UQAM (Montreal) and Venice Architecture Biennale (2021),  Peer to Space (2021, Berlin),  MUTEK Montreal (2020),  Vivid Projects (2019, Birmingham), and Goethe-Institut (2018, Beijing), among others. Their multifaceted practice has been featured and reviewed in  Peripheral Review (2020),  Canadian Art (Winter 2020),  ArtAsiaPacific (Issue. 111),  Goethe-Institut (Montreal),  KUNSTFORUM International (Bd. 257), and  Musicworks (Issue. 136). They were an artist-in-residence awarded by the Swiss Arts Council in 2023,  a finalist of EQ Bank digital artist awards in 2018, and a recipient of scholarships and grants from Canada Councils for the Arts and the SSHRC. As a musician, Ye is techne agnostic and genre eclectic.Their LP xi xi 息息 (Halocline Trance, 2019) is an "intriguing debut album of disjointed, abstract computer music and free improv" (Boomkat). Their split-collab tape Breath Fractals released with Chik White (Notice Recordings, 2019) "draws on a vocabulary of shattered sonics, as if the pair had broken a musical window and pieced it back together in as many ways as they could imagine" (Bandcamp Daily - Best Experimental Albums). X currently professes in media arts at the University of Waterloo.

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