Adam Hsieh (pronouns: he/him) is a transdisciplinary media artist.
Adam’s artistic, social and technological practice derives from his enthusiasm for perception and interaction. His temporary interventions in public spaces manipulate light, sound, moving image and code as an agent to deconstruct and reconstruct the framing and narratives in the post-digital sphere. As a queer Chinese immigrant, he investigates the fluidity and intersectionality of identities by turning viewers into participants and provoking expanded conversations by embodied aesthetic experiences, which further interprets and questions the notion of otherness.
Most recently in 2020, his 35mm film/digital video project 'Yours, the World's', an interrogation of the ownership of sexuality in erotic culture, was selected by Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, Patchlab Festival in Poland and Athens Digital Arts Festival in Greece. In 2019, he completed 'I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?)', a commissioned interactive installation for Vivid Sydney to address inequality in the digital era.
After earning a bachelor's degree in architecture at the South China University of Technology, Adam embarked on a career in contemporary art at CMoDA Beijing, China's very first digital art museum, in 2011. The following year, he joined Liu Dao Art Collective in Shanghai and produced a series of interactive LED art with international artists and tech geeks to capture the contrasting scenes from old and new China.
Now he resides in nipaluna/Hobart and continues to explore the world with his weird sense of humour.
Recognising the cultural and creative connection between First Peoples and the continent, Adam is privileged to create works of art upon the unceded land of muwinina people, between kunanyi and timtumili minanya. This always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.