Hui Ye

Born in Canton, China.
2004-2011 studied composition and electroacoustic composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, graduated in 2011.
2010-2017 studied Digital Arts and TransArts (Master Studies) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Her artistic works spans video, graphic, sound performances, sound and video installations, instrumental and electroacoustic compositions.
Having an artistic background as composer and sound performer, exploring the relationship between sound and moving image, along with experimenting with how these time-based media can be transformed in new and challenging ways, is one the main concern of her work.
As a chinese artist based in Vienna/Europe since years, Hui Ye observes and understand her personal experience and let it influence her artistic work. The question how social identity is shaped in different cultural and political contexts is another vital issue of her artistic research.
Since 2017 Ye works as guest lecturer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in South China.


2018 Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018

2017 Jury selection of Japan Media Arts Festival

2015 Staatsstipendium (state scholarship) for composition by BKA – Austrian Federal Chancellery of Art and Culture;

2012 Startstipendium (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

Apr.-June 2018 Times Museum Guangzhou, China.

Jan.-May 2017 The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, China;

Aug.-Sep. 2016 Barim Gwangju, South Korea;


We are singing the song of our time – solo project at Times Museum Guangzhou, China. Curated by Yue Tan, in frame of Banyan Commune Artist in Residence Programm;
The day the gods stop laughing – curated by Yuan Fuca, Duddell’s Hongkong, China;
Nothing Less – curated by Saloon Wien (Aline Lara Rezende and Julia Hartmann), in frame of 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, VBKÖ Vienna, Austria;
Big Workout: Played by Mobilephone – curated by Xin-Jia Yang, in frame of AMNUA International Project III, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing, China.
Unconditioned Reflexes – in frame of WRO Media Arts Biennial 2017, Wroclaw, Poland.
Tinnitus Studies – solo exhibition, Trezor Vienna, Austria;
Tinnitus Studies – solo exhibition, Ohrenhoch Sound Gallery Berlin, Germany;
“It was so quiet that the pins dropped could be heard…” – in frame of the international music festival – SOUNDS OF TOMORROW | ISCM World Music Days 2016, Tongyeong International Music Foundation (TIMF), South Korea;
IDENTITY – in frame of paraflows 2016 (festival of digital arts and culture), KUNSTFORUM Vienna, Austria;
Video Cube 3 – curated by Pavlina Fichta Cierna, Banska Stanica transKUNSTHALLE, Slovakia;
I WAS HERE TOMORROW – in frame of Curators Agenda 2016, Krinzinger Projekte Vienna, Austria.
Tape recording – site specific Installation. A collaboration with Vienna based visual artist Franz Schubert, Bazaar Compatible Program Shanghai, China;
Double-Faced Imagery – A Fugue – curated by Sabine Folie, wellwellwell Vienna, Austria;
RE- – curated by Franz Thalmair, Kunstraum Niederösterreich Vienna, Austria;
(Un)heard – solo exhibition, AM Art Space Shanghai, China;
Tricky Women – International Female Made Animation Filmfestival, Haydn Cinema Vienna, Austria;
Raw Matter – Schikaneder Cinema Vienna, Austria;
Unsafa & Sounds Festival – OBEN Vienna, Austria;
Contemporaries of the near future – Das Weisse Haus Vienna, Austria;
at least 25 moments per second – in frame of Eyes On 2014, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria;
Klangmanifeste 2014 – Künstlerhaus Wien, Austria.
Zeichnen Zeichnen – Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria;
Kunst brandung Kellergasse – in frame of Viertelfestival 2013 (regionally art festival of Lower Austria), Austria;
Digital Friction – group exhibition of young media art, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria;
cultural morphing – group exhibition with subject of a cultural travel with tranSiberian Railway, moe, vienna, Austria;
Klangmanifeste 2012 – Festival of sound art, Vienna, Austria;


Uchronia – a compilation of experimental, electroacoustic, noise, improvised music from the Middle East, Central, South, South East, East Asia. Release by the label Syrphe.
Nine-dimensional space – a compilation of 9 female sound artists from Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Vienna and Lyon, online release by playreclabel.
Inside of a noise(tape piece for 4-channel sound system) – Commissioned composition for Festival New Adits Klagenfurt/Celovec, Austria;
Étude très bien – composition for violin duo, commissioned work for university of music and performing arts Vienna in frame of Fanny Hensel composition award 2015;
STILL – composition for action-cam, live video projection and prepared piano, premiere at can(not)hear – a double portrait concert with Vienna based composer and sound artist Veronika Mayer, in frame of Wien Modern 2015 Alte Schmiede Vienna, Austria;
It looks like it is heard (Version for any five instruments) – concert cycle Das kleine Symposion 2014, Echoraum Vienna/ concert cycle Strom Schiene Alte Schmiede Vienna, Austria.
Buo – composition for solo soprano and ensemble, online digital release by label for contemporary music – Col Legno (http://www.col-legno.com/de/home/);
Re-Moment – composition for 4 pianos and live electronic, comissioned work for ensemble Platypus and ÖGZM (http://www.oegzm.at/), Klaviergalerie Wendl & Lung, Vienna, Austria.
WEI – composition for solo-sopran und live elektronics, World Music Days 2012 by ISCM flemish section, Flanders, Belgium; aNother festival 2012, Brut Konzerthaus,Vienna;
piano music for tapes – for piano for four hands and four tape recorders, a collaborative composition by Veronika Mayer – composer and sound artist – and Hui Ye, Alte Schmiede, Vienna;
WEI – composition for solo-sopran und live elektronics, commissioned work for ensemble Platypus and Jeunesse, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria;
for drum – composition for a snare drum and pink noise, ‘Strommusik’ – concert series of electroacoustic music by ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) Echoraum, Vienna;

Live Performances/Audio-visual Productions

PIN – 4-channel composition for live generated computer synthesis, Quiet Cue Berlin, Germany/ Dotolim Seoul, South Korea;
NOTHING – audio-visual performance with Vienna based sound and media artist Benjamin Tomasi, Salotto Vienna, Austria;
PIN (version for 3-channel sound system) – concert cycle Neue Musick St. Ruprecht Vienna, Austria.
PIN – 4-channel composition for live generated computer synthesis, velak-export #04 – Museumsquartier Vienna/ Paraflow 9. concert cycle INTIMACY – Passagegalerie Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria;
no silent silence – in cooperation with sound and media artist Karl Salzmann, aNOtherfestival 2014 – Brut Konzerthaus Vienna/ Kunsthaus Graz, Austria.
BIOS:ZOE – media production/live audio-visual staging for a performance piece with subject of Bio Art Performing by Lucie Strecker and Klaus Spiess, Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna/Artcentre, Buda Kortrjik, Belgium/Tanzquartier Studio, Vienna;
microworlding – media production/live audio-visual staging for dance performance, collaborative work by Andrea Nagl and Hui Ye, aNother festival 2013 – Brut Konzerthaus/Raw Matter – Schikaneder cinema, Vienna, Austria.
Dragonball Powder – live sound performance with Vienna based sound artist Tamara Wilhelm by concert series LISTENING COMPREHENSION, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, Austria;
the moment – audio-visual production for solo dance piece, a collaborative work with Andrea Nagl – dancer/choreographer – and Hui Ye in mediaopera, Rinderhalle St. Marx, Vienna, Austria;
the room sculpture – live visual staging for spatial related/site specific performance miniatures, collaborative work by Andrea Nagl and Hui Ye in Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory and femal artists collective, Vienna, Austria;
it pains, but it dosen’t hurt – media production/live audio-visual staging for comtemporary dance theatre, collaborative work by Hui Ye (concept and media production), Guo Rui (choreographer/dancer), Zen Lu (sound artist) and Er Gao (choreographer/dancer). TIMESMUSEUM Guangzhou, OCAT – OCT comtemporary art terminal ShenZhen, China;
Insight-outsight – 6-channel Soundsystem/Sounddesign for a interactive medien art production by mediaopera, Rindehalle St. Marx, Vienna, Austria;