Born in Beijing, Banyi Huang 黄半衣 (they/them) is an artist, writer, and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. Their work combines digital worldbuilding, text, installation, and performance to stage queer reenactments of Chinese mythologies andfolklore, reimagining deities and demons, performative rituals, and ceremonial devices. In their videos and new media works, they set up digital-ambient environments to self-soothe, inhabit altered states, and process trauma. Through a process of archival research, prototyping, and digital fabrication, they create talismanic ritual devices to center and activate the body.

Their work has been shown at Smack Mellon, The Soto Velez Clemente Center (New York), Special Special (New York), Artist’s Space (New York), and the Flat Earth Film Festival (Seydisfjordur, Iceland). With an M.A. in Art History and Curation from Columbia University, Banyi has also contributed writings to the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, Frieze, Spike Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum China, Performa Magazine, Frieze Magazine, and has realized curatorial projects at the Musée des Arts Asiatiques (Nice, France), PRACTICE Yonkers (New York), Assembly Room (New York), Center for Performance Research (New York), among others. They also run a line of dildo-inspired, 3D printed body accessories called AmorousPolymers.

They were an artist in residence at BRIClab 2022-3023, and is currently a Year 10  Art and Code track member at NEW INC.

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