Huidi Xiang was born and raised in Chengdu, China, and attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, receiving a B.A. in Architecture and 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 practice, Huidi uses sculptural objects, installations, and systems to examine world-making processes. With a playful yet forensic artistic language, she reinterprets and complicates existing constructed ideologies. The alternative narratives proposed in her work reveal critical issues and power dynamics hidden behind ideas taken for granted, thus creating subversive allegories for our contemporary life.
Huidi’s artwork and design work have been exhibited nationally and 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).