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Shiyu Gao


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Research and Innovation interests

Shiyu’s research focuses on the body, ecology, asymmetry, feminism and queer technoscience, innovative media and technology in East Asian contemporary art and visual culture.

Teaching Interests

Shiyu’s teaching reflects their expertise in East Asian modern and contemporary art, focusing on new media and digital culture within the current art world.

Education/Academic qualification

Art History, Doctor of Philosophy, Beyond the Binary Body: Reconstructing Subjectivity and Identity in Chinese Expanded Media Art, 1988 to the Present, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 30 Nov 2023

Art History, Master of Science in Modern Art: History, Curating, and Criticism , Body as Landscape: Body Representation in Contemporary Chinese Photography, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 30 Nov 2012

Art History , Bachelor of Arts , Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011


  • NX Arts in general
  • contemporary art
  • digital art
  • Contemporary Chinese art
  • Gender studies
  • Surveillance
  • Feminist
  • Posthumanism
  • Body
  • technology
  • censorship
  • queer studies
  • visual culture
  • Ecology
  • media art
  • asymmetry
  • video art
  • film
  • East Asian Art
  • art history
  • history
  • curation
  • art criticism
  • photography


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