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Xuan Ye 叶轩 is an artist, musician, engineer and educator who works across and beyond these contexts. Their work coheres around the more-than-human entanglements. They make software, e.g. bots and interactive websites as digital poetry; editions, e.g. edibles and AR sculptures as durational performances; and other multi-sensory networked experiences synthesizing language, code, sound, body, image, data, light, and time.

Their work has appeared at the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai), MOCA Toronto, Venice Architecture Biennale (IT), Fonderie Darling (Montreal), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Inside-out Art Museum (Beijing), the Goethe-Institut (Beijing & Montreal), ArtAsiaPacific (Issue. 111), KUNSTFORUM (Bd. 257), among others. They are 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 the SSHRC scholarship and many grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.

In comprovisation, Ye is techne agnostic and genre eclectic and has been lauded as “one of Canada’s most exciting voices in textural soma.” They have been commissioned by Edmonton New Music (2021), and the Canadian Music Centre (2020). They have performed at numerous experimental music festivals and DIY shows, sharing programs with Phew, Pharmakon, Chris Corsano, Carl Stone, Alex Zhang Hungtai, Xylouris White, GOOOOOSE, etc. They have collaborated with Canadian experimentalists Chik White, Jason Doell, Brigitte Bardon’t, Colin Fisher, etc. Their live performances and music releases have received critical accolades from Bandcamp, Exclaim! and Musicworks.

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