Nova Jiang is a Chinese artist who creates work that encourages the tactile and creative participation of the audience, resulting in structurally open systems in which joy, disorder and improvisation can thrive.
She holds a MFA in media art from UCLA. She has had recent exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; ICC, Tokyo; Ars Electronica, Linz; Media City Seoul Biennial, Seoul; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; Sundance New Frontier, Park City among other venues.
She emphasizes the autonomy of each participant in order to encourage open-ended involvement. Many of her projects are committed to a participatory model of creation. She believes in sharing the tools for artistic production as well as methodologies for creative thinking. Nova’s work engages with the evolving definition of public space. Concerned with fostering a sense of community, she often creates situations that allow people to relate in unexpected ways. She wants to inspire people’s curiosity about each other as well as their everyday surroundings through play.
She is the recipient of Fellowships from Skowhegan, Eyebeam and Wave Hill. She grew up in Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives in Los Angeles.