Xuan, new media artist

Xuan, new media artist, is also a filmmaker and pianist working at the intersection of music, visual art, and technology.

A trained classical pianist, she actively develops innovative, cross-disciplinary projects that broaden the immersive scope of new music and performance through the lens of “visual music.” Her work encompasses experimental animation, abstract scenography, music videos, interactive installations and large-scale projection mapping. Her music-driven films explore themes of femininity, power, inner conflict, and multicultural identity.

She has collaborated with artists such as Glenn Kotche, Pierre Jodlowski, Ben Wendel, Nina Shekhar, Annika Socolofsky, Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion, Anzû Quartet, Akropolis Quintet, Nois Quartet, Parhelion Trio, Rubiks Collective, and Ensemble Garage — which have led to live performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MCA Chicago, the Smithsonian Museum, University of South Carolina, UNC Chapel Hill, CU Boulder, Carnegie Mellon University, SF Jazz, Le Poisson Rouge, Ad Astra Music Festival, Mizzou International Composers Festival, and CAP UCLA’S Tune In Festival. Xuan was selected to create projections for Art on the MART (2021), “the largest permanent digital art projection in the world” on the on the 2.5-acre façade of the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, in collaboration with Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird and Michael Gordon.

Her interactive installations have been exhibited at the ErsterErster Gallery in Berlin; the ibug Urban Art Festival in Reinchenbach; and Design Biennale 2019 in Zürich; the RESCUE Residency in Santo Stefano di Magra, Italy; Sound Forms 2021 in Hong Kong; and at the Rail Yards in Albuquerque, as part of Onebeat’s 10th anniversary celebration in 2022. She was invited to be an artist-in-residence at the Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach in 2023 and the ATLAS B2 Residency in 2024.

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