Huidi Xiang was born and raised in Chengdu, China, and attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, receiving a B.A. in Architecture and in Studio Arts in 2018. She is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Art degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
In her art practice, Huidi weaves together her educational background in architecture design and her fascination with cartoon animations to invent an artist lexicon that allows her to create artwork in a playful yet forensic, personal yet universal gesture. Her sculptures and installations often resemble existing functional objects or systems yet with twisted plots, thus generating alternative narratives that reveal hidden aspects of existing ideologies. Her most recent projects discuss the gamification of contemporary society with a specific focus on the politics of visible and invisible (play)labor, virtual economics, and emerging power orders in today's post-internet post-industrial context.
Huidi’s artwork and design work have been exhibited at venues internationally, including Powder Room in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Center for Architecture and Design in New Orleans, LA, USA, South London Gallery in London, UK, and Yiiie Gallery in Chengdu, China. Huidi has also completed some artist residencies, including the Millay Colony for the Arts (2020), Contemporary Calgary “Collider” In-Residence Artist Residency (2020), and Project Row Houses Summer Studios (2016).