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.



**#I’m not a virus**

March, 2021

During the 2020 pandemic, stigmatization and discrimination against Chinese people have appeared on a global scale. I aim to observe the spread of such "viruses" on the Internet and social media from the perspective of ordinary people.

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