Xin Liu

Arts Curator, Space Exploration Initiative (External Collaborator)
  • Space Exploration Initiative

Xin Liu is an artist and engineer. She is currently the Arts Curator in the MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative. She is an alumna of the Media Lab's Fluid Interfaces group.

Xin examines the discourse-power nexus as an active practitioner, an experimenter, and a performer. She is the Arts Curator in the Space Exploration Initiative in MIT Media Lab, a member of the inaugural ONX studio program founded by New Museum and Onassis NY and Silver Arts Project in the World Trade Center. She is also an artist-in-residence in SETI Institute. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including Porches Chinese Young Artist of the Year 2021, Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, X Museum Triennial Award, the Van Lier Fellowship from Museum of Arts and Design, Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, inaugural Europe ARTificial Intelligence Lab residency with Ars Electronica, SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, Core 77 Interaction Design Award, Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, Huayu Youth Award Finalist and Creative Capital On Our Radar.

She has been commissioned by institutions including M+ Museum (Hong Kong), Ars Electronica (Austria), Rhizome (USA), Media Art Xploration Festival (USA), Onassis Foundation (US & Europe) and Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK). She has joined several residency programs including Queens Museum Artist Studio program, New INC, Watermill Center and Pioneer Works. She is an advisor for LACMA Art+Tech Lab and a faculty member at The Terraforming, a new research program at Strelka Institute in 2020-2021.

Before joining MIT, she got her bachelor's degree from Precision Instrument and Mechanical Engineering Department, Tsinghua University and an MFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design.