critic, artist and technologist An Xiao Mina has designed an interactive
program that will explore the visual culture of the Chinese Internet. First,
she will lead a panel of artists and researchers including Xiaowei Wang and
Samantha Culp in the exploration of Chinese digital culture with a focus on creative
forms of expression through words and images. Attendees will also participate
in a calligraphy workshop meant to offer a hands-on exploration of
Chinese-language Internet puns, sourced by Beijing-based artist Ma Yongfeng.
in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, 28 Chinese, the program aims to provide insight into Chinese
digital culture, which influences and inspires many creative professionals today,
as well as the broader public.
“An Xiao” Mina
is co-founder of The Civic Beat
, a creative collective and
online magazine looking at issues of global justice, creativity and technology.
In the tech sector, Mina works at Meedan, where they are building a platform
for social translation of social media.
has spoken at venues like the Personal Democracy Forum, Creative Mornings and
the Aspen Institute, and she has contributed writing to publications like the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Journal of Visual Culture. She was a 2013 fellow at the USC
Annenberg / Getty Arts Journalism Program and serves as contributing editor to
Hyperallergic and the Civicist. Having recently served as a section editor for Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters (published by
MIT Press and Tate Publishing), she is currently working on a book about Internet
memes and global social movements.