Xiaoyue Zhang is a performance, (moving) image, and jewelry maker from China with mutable skillsets across disciplines, including directing, performing, choreography, producing, production managing, dramaturgy, and design. She works with bodies, metals, and all the feelings that come with a Pisces moon.
She is drawn to migration, displacement, disruption, and translation. She sees her process as experimentations where she collaborates with bodies, others, and her own, to un-learn experiences that are rooted in colonial, oppressive, and homogenizing disciplines, and to seek the healing potential in re-connecting with ancestral, spiritual, and bodily intuitions that guide our spatial and emotional movement.
Her works have been shown locally and internationally, including producing and production management works at Amant, AFROPUNK 2023, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, The Getty Villa, The Huntington Gardens; performance and video works at Center for Performance Research, LA Performance Practice, REDCAT New Original Works Festival, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Guangdong Museum of Art (China) and Short Film Corner of the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival. She has worked with organizations such as CAP at UCLA, Pieter Performance Space, CalArts Center for New Performance, and The Industry. She is currently the Director of Performance Lab, and a Van Lier Fellow in MITU Theater Hybrid Arts Lab.
She received her MFA in Creative Producing and Management at California Institute of the Arts and is currently living in New York.