Ada Xiaoyu Hao


2018-2022 PhD, Performance, Fine Art, Arts and Communication, University of Brighton, UK 

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

2012-2016 BA, Self-designed Major: World Performing Art and Culture + Economics, College of William and Mary, Virginia, US

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


(Upcoming) Diaspora Disco, The Glove That Fits, London, UK

Contract with the skin, Raven Row, London, UK

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

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

Purple Velvet, RCA Queer Society, Draft House, London, UK

Royal College of Art Degree Show, London, UK

Beyond the Body, Asylum Chapel, London, UK

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

A Spatio-temporal Scenario. Performance for Skin without body, Synthetic Hapticality, Enclave Lab, Deptford, London, UK

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

Dance for Purple Velvet. Performance for Purple Velvet 2, a live event organized by the RCA Queer Society. RCA Art Bar Kensington, Royal College of Art, London, UK. 1st February 2018. 

A day in ropes. Performance for Grain, The Factory Folkestone, UK


Mattachine. Performance for NoizeMaschin!! London #16, a montly noise and experimental music series, Amersham Arms, New Cross, London, UK

Mattachine. FOLLOW, Lychee One, London, UK

Task: Listen. Performance for Feed London’S Hungry, an exhibition fundraiser for The Felix Project, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

Act on Music. Performance for Spitting Distance, Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkstone, UK

Sound of a Hole. Archiving Fever: Artist's Confiteor, a night of live performances curated by PAPRIKA Collective, Hundred Years Gallery, London.

Feed a Bird. Performance for Locus Solus an exhibition in Wick Woodland Forest, London, UK 

To Stand. Performance for Revolve, a Performance Art Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden 

Blow, Tierp Konsthall/Bibliotek, Sweden 

Calling.Five Minutes of Your Time, Testbed1, London, UK

Exercise with the Gold Runner, Performance for What’s That Thing?: British Public Art, Architecture Foundation, Royal College of Art, London

The Gold Runner, WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK


Work In PROGRESS, Collaboration with Choreographer Vaida from Inventory London, Limehouse, London. 

Performance, “work-in-Progress”, Inventory London, Kensington Gallery, Royal College of Art, UK 

“Numero 2”, Juried work exhibited at OXYGEN | Rome, Rome, Italy 

Curatorial Project, “Bee Mine”, Williamsburg, USACollaborative Curatorial Project, “Mom, Look, Birds!”, Williamsburg, USA 


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

Untitled, 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


Group Exhibition Bearing Witness, University of Alaska, USA 

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

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

Numero 3, Performance, College of Willam and Mary Art Gallery, Williamsburg, USA 

Numero 2, Performance, Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Williamsburg, USA

Selected Lectures, Workshops & Research


Member 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

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



Contract with the skin, Raven Row, London, UK

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

Speed Curating 2018, Chelsea Arts Club, London

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


Speed Curating 2017, Chelsea Arts Club, London

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

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

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


Communication Marketing Assistant, Vitrine Gallery, London, UK

Art Exhbition in Collaborating with Emerging craft based business, Bee Mine, Williamsburg, USA 

Curatorial Project assisted by PhD Lindsay Garcia, Mom, Look, Birds!, Williamsburg, USA


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

Working experienve

2014- (Ongoing)

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