Ada Xiaoyu Hao


Ada Xiaoyu Hao

Performance Artist, Researcher, Artist-Curator

Born in Shandong, China

Currently live and work in London, UK


2018-2021 Practice-based Ph.D. Performance, School of Arts, 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


September1st - October 31st 2018, Artist-in-Residence, Asia-Art-Activism ResearchNetwork,

RavenRow, London

July2018, ‘Now’, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester

Research &Teaching


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

Speaker,Research Symposium ‘Fiction as Method’, Bath University

Speaker,Early-year PhD Research Forum, University of Brighton, Brighton

PerformanceLecture, Living Research: The Urgency of Arts, NAFAE, Royal College of Art,London


Associate,Asia-Art-Activism Research Network at Raven Row, London

Lecturer,Duties of Self-care, Iniva, Stuart Hall Library, London

PanelCurator, Archive For the Future, Gorvy Theatre, Royal College of Art, London


Workshopleader, MA Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art, London


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

SelectedFellowship, News & Media in the "New Media Age" ,W&M DC News& Media Summer Institute (DCNMSI), U.S.

Recipient of Green Fee ProjectFellowship, College of William and Mary, VA, U.S.

SelectedPerformances and Exhibitions


(Upcoming) Performance, Frieze Art Week, 'Temporary Realities', Chalton Gallery,London

“Like a flower paddle my teeth” (video work), British Art Studies, Oct Issue 2019,Commissioned by Paul Melon Center

Long Table Etiquette and Singalongs:Speculative Selves of Other Spaces, Asian Art Activism, Raven Row, London

SeaCurrentsPanel Discussion, Raven Row, London

Liveperformance at Speech Acts, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester

MEME,Queer Campervan, Grow Tottenham, London


Exhibitionand Live performance, Can’t Touch This, Chalton Gallery, London

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

Performance,Contract with the Skin, Raven Row, London

Performance,Diaspora Disco, The Glove That Fits, London

Performance,Royal College of Art Degree Show, London

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

Performance,Beyond the Body, Asylum Chapel, London

ArtistsFilm Festival VI, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London

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

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

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

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

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

Performance,Grain, The Factory, Folkestone


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

Performance,Mattachine. FOLLOW, Lychee One Gallery, London

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

Performance,Spitting Distance, Brewery Tap Project Space, Folkstone

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

Performance,Locus Solus, Wick Woodland Forest, London

Performance,Revolve Performance Art Festival, Uppsala Konstmuseum, Sweden

Performance,Blow, Tierp Konsthall/Bibliotek, Sweden

Performance,Five Minutes of Your Time, Testbed1, London

Performance,What’s That Thing?: British Public Art, Architecture Foundation, Royal Collegeof


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


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

Performance,Kensington Gallery, Royal College of Art

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


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

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

‘WeSlept in The Same Room’, Group Artist Exhibition, Doomed Gallery, London

GroupExhibition, Camberwell College of Arts, Café Gallery, London


BearingWitness, University of Alaska, USA

GreySpace Group Exhibition, SELF PORTRAIT, Camberwell College of Art, London

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

Performance,College of Willam and Mary Art Gallery, Williamsburg

Performance,Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall Williamsburg

SelectedCuratorial and Producing


LivePerformance Event, INFLUX, REFLUX, EXFLUX, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London

LivePerformance Event, Contract with the Skin, Raven Row, London

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

LivePerformance Event, Archive, For the Future: A Simulation for the Situation,Gorvy Theatre,

RoyalCollege of Art

Event,Speed Curating 2018, Chelsea Arts Club, London


Event,Speed Curating 2017, Chelsea Arts Club, London

LivePerformance Event, Multimedia Art Exhibition, I come in the end, the best isover, Dyson

Gallery,Royal College of Art, London

LivePerformance Event,, Archiving Fever 2: Here I am,There you are, Square GalleryLondon

LivePerformance Event,, Archiving Fever 1: Artists’ Confiteor, Hundred YearsGallery, London


ArtExhibition, Bee Mine, Williamsburg

LivePerformance Event, Curatorial Project collaboration with PhD Lindsay Garcia,Mom, Look,



GroupArtist Exhibition, We Slept in The Same Room, Doomed Gallery, London

Working experienve


(2019-2020)University PhD Application Consultant, Sower International Education Group

(Ongoing)Post-Graduate Research Student Representative,University ofBrighton

(2015 - Now) Independent Curator and Producer, PAPRIKA Collective, London, UK


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