Jiaqi Zhang is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the dynamic relationship between people, technology, and space. Her interests lie in the similarity and distinction of sensory perception and emotion experience in everyday life.
Using various media- sound, video, digital artifact and performance—Jiaqi integrates interactive installation into her projects with playfulness and humor. Through her art practice, Jiaqi seeks to bring up new possibilities of relationship between participants and their surrounding, laying bare our ways of interaction.

Contact:  jzhang22@saic.edu


Education

2019

MFA   School of Art Institute of Chicago

Art and Technology Studies

2014

BA    Shanghai Ocean University

English Studies

Work Experience

2017-present

School of Art Institute of Chicago

Art and Technology department, ioLab technician

2015-2016

    UseDem Commercial and Trading Co.,Ltd

     Marketing manager. Arrange jeans upcycling workshops and pop-up events. Maintain CRM system and social media platform.

2014-2015

    Magi Source and Technology Co.,Ltd

     Upcycling designer. Design upcycling products, host handcraft workshop and curate recycling art exhibition.

Exhibition and Performance

2018

The 5th L.A.S.T Festival, San Francisco, CA, United States.

The More The Merrier, interactive sound installation

2018

PolyPlay,The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL, United States.

The More The Merrier, interactive sound installation

2018

With/In: An Exhibition on Compassion and Belonging, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States.

Challenge, interactive sound installation

2017

Answering Machine, Flex Space, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States.

City High Five, tactile installation

2017

Yoonarte Gallery, Shanghai, China.

Breathing Flowers , interactive light sculpture

2017

Datian Road, Fengyang Road, etc. Streets in Shanghai, China.

Wandering in Shanghai, real-time performance

2017

Xieyingyuan, Shanghai JiaoTong Univeristy, Shanghai, China.

Breathing Flowers Breathing Flowers, interactive light sculpture