Ruyun Xiao is an artist, writer, researcher, exhibition designer, and illustrator from China. She explores the concept of bodily knowledge through performative form. Her imaginative process embodies herself in first-person memories, stories, and myths. She produces frameworks, and instruments to choreograph experiences of the unknown. Using writing as the foundation, she engages with performance, design, publication, and sound to communicate sensorium ways of knowing and unknowing.

Xiao is currently based in London, United Kingdom. She recently graduated from the Critical Curatorial Cybernetics research master pragram at Haute école d’art et de design(HEAD), Geneva, Switzerland. She also works virtually as a 2D designer at Ralph Appelbaum Associates in New York City. She received an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in 2018, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Arts in 2016, and a BA in Advertising from the Beijing University of Technology in 2015.

performances, exhibitions
Writing, Publishing

It Sounds Like...

Performance, sound design

It sounds like is a performance produced during International Summer School at Archa Theater, Prague.

The performance depicts the moment of change of a group of artists from different backgrounds and countries. The performance is a result of constructing a collective connection through the form of performance. Sound is the physical energy that carries emotions. She uses sound as the framework of the performance and the group collectively constructs a narrative within. She practiced with the spatial sound system that connects the physical space with the lights, and the energy of the stories…..

© International Summer School 2022, Archa Theatre, Images by Jakub Hrab

©International Summer School 2022, Archa Theatre, Images by Jakub Hrab

©International Summer School 2022, Archa Theatre, Images by Jakub Hrab