Xinyi Ren is a contemporary art enthusiast whose primary method of expression is curation. Her practice is rooted in a fractured existence of constantly migrating between cultures, fed by capricious research into internet culture, paracolonial alliances and unconventional media, and fueled by a curiosity toward alternative/conceptual futures. She currently lives and works in New York.

2017 - 2019 MASTER OF ARTS in Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts, New York
2013 - 2017 BACHELOR OF ARTS in Art History, Tsinghua Academy of Arts & Design, Beijing

Curatorial Projects
2019 Argot, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY
2018 - 2019 Bad Code, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
                        - Winner of the 2018 Power Station of Art Emerging Curators Project
2018 Are We In Sync?, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY
2017 Law and Disorder, CP Project Space, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2016 Three Days, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Professional Experience
2020 Curatorial and Development Intern at Swiss Institute, New York
2020 Artist Residencies Intern at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York
2019 Curatorial and Development Assistant, SLEEPCENTER, New York
2019 Intern at e-flux, New York
2019 Artist Studio Development Assistant at ZZYW Studio, New York
2018 Research Intern at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
2017 Activity Assistant at Gallery Weekend Beijing, Beijing
2015 Researcher and Writer at Shanghai Museum, Shanghai

Talks and Panels
Presenter, Cyberdinner, organized by Discourse NYC, New York
Organizer, Bad Talk: How can new media art (not) be published? Power Station of Art, Shanghai
Guest lecturer, "Art Games," Baruch College, New York, Professor: Zhenzhen Qi


Back to Top