Yiou Wang is a nomadic Chinese artist in the field of media arts, encompassing video, immersive and interactive arts, game, installation and XR, with a prior training in architectural design. Rooted in animism, Yiou’s work explores transient and transformational bodies and biophilic worlds intersecting mythology, technology, and ecology. Her holistic approach to surreal worldbuilding synthesizes film, 3D motion, motion-captured character, 3D scanning and architecture. Yiou is the co-founder and chief designer of Mixanthropy Art Tech Studio which produces and develops immersive media and XR.

Yiou graduated with an M.Arch from Harvard Graduate School of Design, receiving the Mind Brain Behavior Interdisciplinary Award. She has exhibited, spoken and received awards worldwide at exhibitions and festivals, including SXSW, SIGGRAPH, the Red Dot Award, Muse Award, and Asian Media Arts Festival. She has been a global shortlisted finalist for S+T+ARTS Prize in 2022.

Alongside individual art practices, Yiou offers various creative services on an international scale, including commissioning, motion design, art direction, scenography design, brand visual creation, mentorship and workshop of 3D pipelines with integration into 2D workstreams. Yiou is also a collaborator of design collective UAAD, in which she co-designs and produces innovative and immersive virtual exhibitions and concerts. 

Ancient Future Myths

An imaginary shapeshifting journey about the body in transition, visual, and behavioral.