Ada Xiaoyu Hao


Ada Xiaoyu Hao


2018-2021 practice-based Ph.D. Performance, School of Arts and Communication, University of Brighton (Supervised by Professor Paul Sermon and Professor Duncan Bullen)

2016-2018 MA, Performance, Contemporary Art Practice, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

2012-2016 BA, Self-designed Major: World Performing Art and Culture, Minor in Economics, College of William and Mary, Virginia, United States

2014-2015 BA Erasmus, Second Year Photography, Camberwell College, University of Arts, London (UAL), United Kingdom


(Ongoing) Artist Resiliance Economy (A.R.E), Associate Member of Research Group, Transtechnology, Plymouth University, UK

September 1st - October 31st 2018, Artist-in-Residence, Asia-Art-Activism Research Network, Raven Row, London

July 2018, ‘Now’, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, UK

Selected Performances and Exhibitions


(Upcoming) Live performance at Speech Acts, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

(Upcoming) Speaker and Artist Curator at Sharing Session, Asian Art Activism, Raven Row, London, UK

(Upcoming) Performance Lecture, Research Forum, University of Brighton, UK

MEME, Queer Campervan, Grow Tottenham, London, UK


Live performance & sonic installation, Can’t Touch This, Chalton Gallery, London, UK

Performance, INFLUX, REFLUX, EXFLUX, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, UK

Performance lecture, Contract with the Skin, Raven Row, London, UK

Performance, Diaspora Disco, The Glove That Fits, London, UK

Sonic installation and durational performances , Royal College of Art Degree Show, London, UK

Performance lecture, You Know, I told you so, Live Performance Installation, CFCCA, Manchester, UK

Performance, Beyond the Body, Asylum Chapel, London, UK

Artists Film Festival VI, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation,  London, UK

Performance, THE LUCIAN FREUD CAVE RESCUE!, Flying Dutchman, London, UK

Performance, Purple Velvet, RCA Queer Society, Draft House, London, UKA 

Performance, Skin without body, Synthetic Hapticality, Enclave Lab, Deptford, London, UK

Performance, How are you, CAPberet, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Performance, Dance for Purple Velvet, RCA Art Bar Kensington, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Performance, Grain, The Factory,  Folkestone, UK


Performance, NoizeMaschin!! London #16, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London, UK

Performance, Mattachine. FOLLOW, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK

Performance, Feed London’s Hungry, The Felix Project, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

Performance, Spitting Distance, Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkstone, UK

Performance, Sound of a Hole, Hundred Years Gallery, London.

Performance, Locus Solus, Wick Woodland Forest, London, UK 

Performance, Revolve Performance Art Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden 

Performance, Blow, Tierp Konsthall/Bibliotek, Sweden 

Performance, Five Minutes of Your Time, Testbed1, London, UK

Performance, What’s That Thing?: British Public Art, Architecture Foundation, Royal College of Art, London

Performance, RCA WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK


Performance, Work In PROGRESS, Inventory London, Limehouse, London. 

Performance, Kensington Gallery, Royal College of Art, UK 

Performance, “Numero 2”, OXYGEN | Rome, Rome, Italy 


Performance, “CAFO Culture: Visualizing Factory Farming in Virginia”, Williamsburg, USA 

Performance, House Arty 2, The Victory, Flat 7, London 

We Slept in The Same Room’, Group Artist Exhibition, Doomed Gallery, London, U.K 

Group Exhibition, Camberwell College of Arts, Café Gallery, London


Bearing Witness, University of Alaska, USA 

Grey Space Group Exhibition, SELF PORTRAIT, Camberwell College of Art, London, UK 

Performance, “25 HOURS for 25 YEARS of DCAC”, Washington, D.C., USA 

Performance, College of Willam and Mary Art Gallery, Williamsburg, USA 

Performance, Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Williamsburg, USA

Selected Lectures, Workshops & Research


Associate of Asia-Art-Activism Research Network, Raven Row, London (1 Year)

Mask of Sanity, Performance Lecture and Artist Talk with Curator Annie Kwan, Duties of Self-care, Iniva Research Network, Stuart Hall Library, London, UK

Speaker at Archive, For the Future: A Simulation for the Situation, Gorvy Theatre, Royal College of Art, London, UK


Invited Artist, One Day Performance Workshop: Bodyshop, Royal College of Art MA Information Experience Design, London, UK 


Selected Researcher, W&M LGTBIG Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia, U.S. 

Selected Fellowship, News & Media in the "New Media Age", A DC Case Study, DC Summer Institute, W&M DC News & Media Summer Institute (DCNMSI), US

Recipient of Green Fee Project Fellowship, College of William and Mary, VA, United States

Selected Curatorial and Producing 


Live Performance Event, INFLUX, REFLUX, EXFLUX, Central Saint Martins, UAL, UK

Live Performance Event, Contract with the Skin, Raven Row, London, UK 

Live PerfromacenEvent, Skin without body, Synthetic Hapticality, Enclave Lab, Deptford, London

Live Performance Event, Archive, For the Future: A Simulation for the Situation, Gorvy Theatre, Royal College of Art

Event, Speed Curating 2018, Chelsea Arts Club, London


Event, Speed Curating 2017, Chelsea Arts Club, London

Live Performance Event, Multimedia Art Exhibition, I come in the end, the best is over, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art

Live Performance Event,, Archiving Fever 2: Here I am,There you are, Square Gallery London

Live Performance Event,, Archiving Fever 1: Artists’ Confiteor, Hundred Years Gallery


Art Exhibition, Bee Mine, Williamsburg, USA 

Live Performance Event, Curatorial Project collaboration with PhD Lindsay Garcia, Mom, Look, Birds!, Williamsburg, USA


Group Artist Exhibition, We Slept in The Same Room, Doomed Gallery, London, U.K

Working experienve


(2019-2020) University PhD program tutor and consultant, Index

(2015~)Curator and Producer, PAPRIKA


Communication Assistant, VITRINE, London, UK


Residency Photographer at Toolbox Art Gallery, Washington, D.C. U.S,


New Media Assistant, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Washington, D.C., United States

Using Format