Dr. You Mi is a curator, researcher and lecturer at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her long-term research and curatorial projects spin between the two extremes of the ancient and futuristic. She works with the Silk Road as a figuration for deep-time, deep-space nomadic imageries and old and new networks/technologies. Under this rubric, she has curated programs at Asian Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea, Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival, Mongolia (2016), and with Binna Choi, she is co-steering a research/curatorial project “Unmapping Eurasia” (2018-2021). At the same time, her interests in politics around technology and futures led her to work on “actionable speculations”, articulated in the exhibition, workshops and sci-fi-a-thon “Sci-(no)-Fi” at the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne (2019), as well as in her function as chair of committee on Media Arts and Technology for the transnational political NGO Common Action Forum. She is one of the curators of the 13thShanghai Biennale (2020-2021).
Her academic interests are in media theory and performance philosophy, science and technology studies, as well as new and historical materialism. She is fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), member of the Academy of Arts of the World(Cologne), and serves as director of Arthub (Shanghai) and advisor to Institute for Provocation(Beijing).
You Mi at DAI:
For the academic year 2018-2019 she was part of the tutorial team at the COOP study group Unmapping Eurasia.
Read You Mi's review of DAI's COOP SUMMIT 2018 here.