You Micontributes to
On-Trade-Off: Routes and Roads
You Mi is a Beijing-born curator, researcher, who is currently a lecturer in curating and mediating art at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Helsinki. Her long-term research and curatorial project takes the Silk Road as a figuration for deep-time, deep-space, de-centralized and nomadic imageries. Under this rubric she has curated a series of performative programmes at the Asian Culture Center Theater in Gwangju, South Korea and the inaugural Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival, Mongolia (2016). With Binna Choi, she is co-steering a research/curatorial project called Unmapping Eurasia (2018-ongoing). Most recently, her interests in the politics surrounding technology and futures has led her to work on “actionable speculations”, articulated in the exhibition, workshops and sci-fi-a-thon “Sci-(no)-fiction” at the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne (2019), as well as in her function as the chair of a committee on Media Arts and Technology for the transnational political NGO Common Action Forum.
Her academic interests are in media and performance philosophy, political philosophy and science and technology studies. Her writings have appeared in Performance Research, PARSE, MaHKUscript: Journal of Fine Art Research, Yishu, LEAP and Southeast of Now, among others. She is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) and a member of the Academy of Arts of the World (Cologne). She serves as a director of Arthub (Shanghai and international) and an advisor to The Institute for Provocation (Beijing), and has taught at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and the Dutch Art Institute Roaming Academy.