Bixiao Zhang (CN)
Born 1986, China
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia
Bixiao Zhang (Frankie) is a digital artist and Ph.D. candidate at RMIT University living in Naarm (Melbourne). Her practice-led research, a fluid entity termed “The ElectroPoetics”, proposes a performative approach to digital media and algorithmic architecture, driven by the intersections of Chinese Shanshui (mountain-water) thought, feminist eco-poetics, and electro-dynamism. Her performative “Shan-shui” practice situates dynamic digital substrates for transversal modes of engagement and co-current mattering, an approach that accentuates tacit resonance as primordial modes of care. Bixiao won the 2021 Dean’s Award for her research project, her latest projects include artist residencies and exhibitions across Australia and Internationally.