Ada Hao

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Ada Xiaoyu Hao (b. 1993) is a performance artist-researcher whose practice engages fiction, techno-biographical inquiries, multimedia technology and philosophy with performance. She currently focuses on creating a theoretical framework that uses performance as the main methodological formulation to develop a series of processual, participatory and intersubjective engagements with the immanent possibility of being and becoming through role-playing. Probing the boundaries between fact and fiction while playing with the ambiguous relationship between the documentation and the performance as the common thread in her practice, she suggests a speculative envisaging of the concept of the self in a post-humanistic vision that challenges our perception of becoming, adaption, and sustainability. She is currently finishing a practice-based Ph.D. in Doctoral School of Art & Communication, at the University of Brighton, titled: A Production of Multiple Becomings of Subjectivity, supervised by Professor Paul Sermon and Professor Duncan Bullen.

Scholarly biography

Her recent research output includes visual essay for The International Journal of Creative Media Research’s Issue 5, Digital Ecologies: Fiction Machines, digital collaboration with British Art Studies Issue 13, peer-reviewed essay for the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 2021’s Special Issue: ‘The World, Two Meters Away’, and peer review article on telematic performance for Artnodes Journal’s No. 28 (2021): In the limits of what is possible: art, science and technology. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Contemporary Art Practice - Performance, Royal College of Art

Award Date: 1 Jun 2018

Bachelor, World Performing Arts and Culture, College of William and Mary

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016


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