Banyi Huang

Born in Beijing, Banyi Huang 黄半衣 (they/them) is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Their interdisciplinary practice spanning research, writing, and worldbuilding challenges Western narratives of technology by queering and reconfiguring myth. Their community work includes volunteering for Red Canary Song, a grassroots coalition seaking to empower immigrant sex workers, and design for W.O.W. Project, a community initiative using art and activism to uplift Manhattan Chinatown. Their work has been shown at Smack Mellon, Accent Sisters, The Soto Velez Clemente Center, Special Special, Artist’s Space (all New York). Banyi has contributed writings to the Brooklyn Rail, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Spike Art, ArtAsiaPacific, Performa, Frieze Magazine, and has realized curatorial projects at the Musée des Arts Asiatiques (Nice, France), PRACTICE Yonkers, Assembly Room, and the Center for Performance Research (all New York). They were a previous artist-in-residence at BRIClab from 2022-23. Banyi holds a B.A. and M.A. in art history, from Williams College and Columbia University.