Hui Ye was born in Canton, China.
2004-2011 studied composition and electroacoustic composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
2010-2018 studied Digital Arts and TransArts (Master Studies) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
From 2017 to 2019 she works as guest lecturer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in South China.
Her works span on different media such as video and sound installation, composition and live sound performance, and often address questions in regard to individual social identity and its entanglements with different cultural and political contexts. In her recent projects, the artist started the research on socio-political aspects of sound and music culture in order to open new perspectives on the diverse correlations between sound and contemporary societies.
Hui Ye is co-founder of Mai Ling – a queer-feminist Asian artists collective and a member of Vienna Secession as well as the Association of Women* Visual Artists Austria (VBKÖ).
Ye‘s works have been presented internationally, e.g. at Kunsthalle Wien, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna Secession, Tresor at Kunstforum Wien (Vienna, Austria); Ohrenhoch Sound Gallery, Times Art Center Berlin (Berlin, Germany); WRO Media Arts Biennial (Wroclaw, Poland); the Jim Thompson Art Center (Bangkok, Thailand) and Times Museum (Guangzhou, China).
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Prize | Nomination | Scholarship
2022 Braunschweig Projects Scholarship by Braunschweig University of Art and the Federal State
of Lower Saxony Germany
2020 Nomination of Follow Fluxus Wiesbaden Grant 2020
2019 Nomination of Kardinal-König Art Prize 2019
2018 Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018
2017 Jury selection of Japan Media Arts Festival
2015 State scholarship for composers by BKA – Austrian Federal Chancellery of Art and Culture
2012 Start scholarship for young artists by BMUKK – Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture
2007 Laureate of Theodor-Körner Fonds Austria
Artist in Residence
2022 SHAPE+ residency (co-hosted by Musikprotokoll), Austria/Germany
2018 Times Museum | Guangzhou, China.
2017 The Swatch Art Peace Hotel | Shanghai, China;
2016 Barim | Gwangju, South Korea