About me

ARTIST STATEMENT

Shuai Xu is a Chinese, creative coder and new media artist currently based in London.

Shuai works with computation as a medium and language to investigate the collisions between computational arts, science, and new media technology.

His working with emerging technologies bridged the communication between traditional narrative language and computational language, focuses on this interaction relationship between immersive environment and intelligent digital system. In this way, the search for digital technology and narrative expression may be able to go beyond independent feelings, potentially creating new relationships between body, environment, and technology, as well as new ways to bring aesthetic consciousness among people.

EDUCATION

Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Sep 2018 - present;

MFA in Computational Arts (2 years, Full-time);

TungHai University, Tai Wang Sep 2015 – Jun 2016;

BA in Industrial Design Exchange student

Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology, China Sep 2014 – Jun 2018;

BA in Product Design / Digital Media (4 years, Full-time) GPA: 3.9 / 4.00;

EXHIBITIONS

Sep. 2019 "Black in White - Magnetic in Paper" was an exhibition at Goldsmiths University of London, London, UK

Aug. 2019 "Infinite" Shortlisted for the Moscow Festival of Lights (Art Vision 2019)

Aug. 2019 "Chaos" was exhibited at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, UK

June 2019 "INFINITE" was exhibited at Digital Art Innovation And Development and Cross-Border Integration Summit, Daqing, China

July 2018 "Mind Catcher" was exhibited at Gengdan Institute of Beijing University of Technology, China

Working Experiences

June 2019 – Aug. 2019 Video designer for drama show “Chaos” London, UK

June 2018 Production of Corporate app promotion video for Movemonster, London, UK

June 2017– Aug. 2017 Participated in the expression design of Interactive Installation for Mid-Autumn Festival Gala in Daqing, China

Feb. 2017– June 2017 Design of Lighting Installation for Beijing Hot spring leisure city, Beijing, China

Oct. 2016– Dec. 2016 Participated in the Design of Light Show and Nine-Dragon Wall Projection Mapping for T3 Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China

Oct. 2014 Participated in Design "the night of Literary" Display space at OWSpace, Beijing

Siklls

Programming Language: C++ (Open frameworks), Java (Processing), Python(Machine learning with TensorFlow), Unity with C# (Game design), Html &CSS, Javascript (Web).

Software: Abode Family, Cinema 4D, Final Cut, Blender, Rhino, Unity, TouchDesigner, Max/MSP, Red Giant, Zbrush, Fusion 360 and etc.

HONORS & AWARDS

2018 Beijing Excellent Graduates

2018 National Endeavor Fellowship

2018 Third-class Scholarship

2017 GPA ranked second for the academic year

2017 Second-class Scholarship

2016 Art Yearbook of Chinese College Students

2016 National Endeavor Fellowship

2016 First-class Scholarship

2016 GPA ranked second for the academic year

2015 National Endeavor Fellowship

2015 First-class Scholarship

2015 GPA ranked third for the academic year