Qingyi Ren

Qingyi Ren (they/them) is a non-binary digital artist and researcher whose work delves into the intersection of art, technology, and social justice. With a passion for unravelling the complex web of gender theory, AI ethics, and digital identity. 
They Currently based in Basel and Linz, dedicate their artistic practice to unveiling the subtle biases ingrained within the realm of machine learning and its profound impact on marginalized identities. Through their thought-provoking artistry, they challenge the status quo and inspire critical conversations surrounding the ethics of artificial intelligence.
They are currently a PhD candidate in the collaborative MAKE/SENSE Program at The University of Arts Linz and The Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW.



Qingyi Ren is an artist, visual designer, and doctoral candidate of the Make/Sense PhD Programme.

Broadly, they are interested in gender identity theory, AI ethics, and digital identity. They explore the real-world implications of machine learning for those with historically marginalized identities, and committed to being exposed the existing bias is still expanded under the guise of technology-neutral.

■ Based Basel/Linz


Art In Metaverse-ARTSCLOUD, Seoul, Republic of Korea - from October 2022.

“Welcome to planet B” - Ars Electronica and Johannes Kepler University: Festival University, Linz, Austria- August 18th,2022.

Queer Chinese Arts Festival 2022 - University of Nottingham& Queer China UK - Nottingham, UK - 25th June 2022

“Feeding The Queer Archive”- The Queer Archive, Athens, Greece-From May 12, 2022 to May 22, 2022.

“BBC online showcase - Tell a better story of AI “-Oliver Smith and BBC, London, UK -Coming soon

“IN BETWEEN“- Artscloud Digital Art Fair Top 100 Artist,

Seoul, Republic of Korea - January 21, 2022-May 31 2022.

“See my gender“- Queer Chinese Art Festival, London, UK – August 28th – September 6th, 2021.

"The view from somewhere-I'm not a virus" -  Ars Electronica -Linz, Austria- September 10th,2021.

Safe Distance Artist talk -  Gay Liberation Front & Queer China UK, London, UK- October 4th, 2021.

Festival University: “Transform your World” - Ars Electronica and Johannes Kepler University- Linz, Austria-August 30th- September 19th, 2021.


Joint PhD program of FHNW Academy of Art and Design & University of Art and Design in Linz - Basel from 09/2022

University of the Arts London - London 01/2022

Master of Arts: Interaction design

Zhejiang University - Hangzhou 07/2020

Bachelor of Arts: Art and Technology