Jiaqi Zhang is a Chinese-born interdisciplinary artist who creates interactive installations and gamified experience as a way to bring art into general public. Her practice focuses on exploration and conservation of human interaction and engagement in the scope of the ever-changing social dynamics, with the assist of technology as a mean of communication with the audience. Through the integration of various mediums such as experimental games, interactive installations and kinetic sculptures, with playfulness and humor, she seeks to investigate a wide range of curiosities in the areas of social cognition and behavior, with a particular focus on person sensory perception, emotion experience and collective intelligence.
Jiaqi's artworks have been exhibited at venues including L.A.S.T Festival at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, San Francisco; Lithium Gallery, Chicago; Yoonarte Gallery, Shanghai, and others. Currently, she is an MFA 2019 candidate in the Art and Technology Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.