Tansy XIAO is an artist, curator and writer based in New York. Xiao creates theatrical installations with non-linear narratives that often extend beyond the fourth wall. Her work explores the immense power and inherent inadequacy of language through the assemblage of stochastic audio and recontextualized objects. She finds solace in the unknown, ludicrousness in the authorities, and absurdity in the geopolitical demarcations that separate and differentiate people. Xiao’s work has been shown at Queens Museum, New Media Caucus, Piksel Festival, NARS Foundation,Pelham Art Center, and The Immigrant Artist Biennial, among others. She has received grants and support from Brooklyn Arts Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.