Huidi XiangAdjunct Professor of Art
Huidi Xiang is an artist and researcher. She was born and raised in Chengdu, China, and is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She holds an MFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University (2021) and a BA in Architecture and Studio Art from Rice University (2018).
In her art practice, Huidi makes sculptural objects, installations, and systems to examine world-making processes and the coexistence of multiple contexts and narratives in late capitalism. Her most recent work explores the spatial and temporal effects of inhabiting both the virtual and physical worlds. With a playful yet forensic artistic language, Huidi uses her work to construct a realm situating in between, intending to contemplate and articulate the emerging politics and critical issues associated with the ever-expansive merging between the physical and the virtual, the real and the simulated, and the fact and the fiction.
Huidi’s artwork and design work have been exhibited internationally, including Miller ICA in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Center for Architecture and Design in New Orleans, LA, USA, South London Gallery in London, UK, and Yiiie Gallery in Chengdu, China. Huidi has also completed some artist residencies, including ACRE Residency Program(2021), the Millay Colony for the Arts (2020), Contemporary Calgary “Collider” In-Residence Artist Residency (2020), and Project Row Houses Summer Studios (2016).