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V Art Center will launch the solo exhibition of artist Miao Ying — GIF ISLAND in 1 space”.As a Chinese new media artist as to the network , Miao Ying attempts to explore the possibilities of the medium, in order to focus on the network growing and changing our life .Ying Miao is a new media artist who currently resides on The Internet, Chinese Internet (the GFW)and her smartphone.  In 2007, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the New Media Arts department of the China Academy of Fine Arts. In 2009, she received her MFA from the School of Art and Design at Alfred University, with a focus in Electronic Integrated Arts.

She has been focusing on internet art with an emphasis on the Chinese internet since 2007, when she made The Blind Spot( words censored from, shown in the Western New York Biannual. Her works have a strong awareness of the ever-changing technology of our time, the relationship of body and machine and reality versus simulation. A pioneer, utilising experimental formats; such as GIF, APPs and Second Life, the artist seeks to find an icon for the internet age. Ying Miao explores in a humorous way, the visual language born from the internet, and it’s effect on how it changes us as we interact with it.She has shown her gifs videos, digital prints, artist books and interactive installations in mainland China, Taiwan, Europe, the United States and in the virtual world of Second Life.

The solo exhibition of artist Miao Ying — GIFISLAND is Supported and  Co-organized by V Art Center & New Century Art Foundation”.  Special thanks to Mr. Zhang Peili.

Founded by art collector Mr. Wang Bing in early 2014, New Century Art Foundation (NCAF) aims to study and promote the Chinese contemporary art. It was officially registered with the Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Cultural Affairs as a non-profit foundation, and is one of a few foundations in China focus on contemporary art.

In addition to the existing art system, NCAF will do supportive and supplementary work for the development of the Chinese contemporary art. Through observation, research and working with good art institutions, NCAF will provide multiple platforms to promote young artists’ creations.

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