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

The Landfill Project

Exhibition Design, Identity,
Virtual Reality Experience

The Landfill Project is a collaborated project that aims to reimagine the future of the Edgemere Landfill, Queens, NY. Edgemere Landfill is a former municipal dump at the end of a remediation process. This project brought local residents to speculate on the future potential of the site. The exhibition is designed to reflect the process of the project and provide a space for open discussion.

This project is in collaboration with Elliott Maltby, Simon Kates, Sonya Gimon, Martha Willson, Alejandra Gomez Bolivar, and Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.

For VR experience, please click here

©Cait Carvalho

©Cait Carvalho