Yi Xin Tong (b. 1988) was born in Lushan and currently lives and works in New York. He graduated with a BFA Honors from Simon Fraser University in 2012 and an MFA from New York University in 2014. His work constructs poetic and witty scenarios through multimedia installations, site-responsive projects, Internet-based work, music, and books to explore the dialectics of romanticism and ridicule in our current era that worships rationality and capital.
Tong’s work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Blue Roof Museum, Katzman Contemporary, Vanguard Gallery, Hanart TZ Gallery, Galerie de La Rotonde de Stalingrad, 80WSE Gallery, VIVO Media Arts Centre, and The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory. He received Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship, Takao Tanabe Award in Visual Arts, British Columbia Arts Council Scholarships, Orange Corporation Annual Award in Visual Arts, and May and Samuel Rudin Foundation Multimedia Technology Scholarship. Tong was also the British Columbia winner of BMO 1st Art Award in 2012 and a finalist for Equitable Bank’s Emerging Digital Artists Award in 2015.