Xi Nan was born and raised in Jilin, China. She was selected nationally from China Disabled Person Federation to study abroad at RCN United World College in Norway and earned her International Baccalaureate degree in 2007. In 2011, she received her BA in studio art at Luther College, Decorah, IA. Xi Nan won the United States national second award of juried exhibition of emerging artists with disabilities in 2011. She completed her MFA in ceramics at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2015. Xi’s work has exhibited nationally (USA) including juried shows in Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington, DC, Long Island City, NY and Berkeley & San Francisco CA . Xi Nan was invited for exhibiting at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in Pittsburgh, PA 2018. Xi Nan was granted for O1/artist visa (artist with extraordinary ability) by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services since 2018. She is currently a full time artist based in New York.

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Reset (wearable)
Materials: dry seeds, filaments, Korean War first aid Kit case
Dimensions: 2 inches x 4 inches x 1.5 inches (case)

Special Project : Xi Nan I have been working on a new series— performance art hybrids with (wearable) sculptures in both installation and video format (such as my work Routine 1 & Routine 2, images below; video links attached)


Routine 1: https://vimeo.com/313651445/572b573e8a 

Routine 2: https://vimeo.com/313617541/8301643069 This series of work is my new direction as a performance artist, by recording, examing, journaling my personal experience of my inner struggles/anxiousness and studying for human behavior—it’s a journey of a healing process rather than a documentary of a personal inner struggles/pain Here I attached another example photo of this project— obsessive behaviors

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Routine 1 (performance/sculpture/video)
Materials: surgical table, medical use tape, petridish, scissor, porcelain, filaments, plaster, porcelain, dyed segment of a Gastropoda egg casting, Korean War first aid kit
Dimensions: 48 inches x 22 inches x 18 inches
( varied by installation )
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Materials: porcelain, seeds shell Dimensions: 10 inches x 8 inches x 5 inches
Materials: porcelain, seeds shell Dimensions: 10 inches x 8 inches x 5 inches
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Materials: porcelain, filaments, hair
Dimensions: 7 inches x 6inches x 7 inches
Materials: porcelain, filaments
Dimensions: 6 inches x 5 inches x 5 inces
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The artwork is available for sale