Canadian b. Beijing

Alice Gong Xiaowen is drawn to processes of indexing as meditations on anticipating loss, allowing action to become a hand in mitigating that which is becoming distant, disintegrating, slipping; yet anew. Her/their thoughts linger on the conceptual connotations of matter, once repositioned and interpreted as material culture. Translation helps lay to witness stills from an exhaustive effort to hold onto that which is constantly in a stage of atrophy—to make relics from remnants that are no longer exercised via a reconjuring of memory through sound, texture, and impression.



2025 MFA Yale School of Art, Sculpture

2016 BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Upcoming & Current Exhibitions

2025 Solo Exhibition, Franz Kaka

Two Person Exhibitions

2024 CHAMBER, lower_cavity, Holyoke

2023 Malar, House of Seiko, San Francisco

Group Exhibitions

2024 Can Thought Go On Without a Body?, Stilllife, New York

2024 NADA New York, Franz Kaka

2024 The Oil of Angels, Iowa, Brooklyn

2024 Adaptation, Franz Kaka, Toronto

2023 InSummer's Teeth, Silke Lindner, New York

2023 why do i always fall out of bed at night?, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven

2023 The Art of Access, New Collectors, New York

2023 Embodied, Hercules Art Studio Program, New York

2023 Mantle, Aminah Ibrahim Performance Series, New York

2023 HOUSE, Hatch, New York

2022 Bury the Bridge, DUPLEX, New York

2022 Rough Cuts, MASS Gallery, Austin

2022 Looped \ Lykkjuo, Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós

2022 The Patriot, O’Flaherty’s, New York

2022 Merde!, Alyssa Davis Gallery Gala & Auction, New York

2022 Titebond Infinity, 651 Woodward Ave, Brooklyn

2021 Salon #1, New Collectors Gallery, New York

2016 1866 WhatNot, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Milan


2022 Ós Textile Residency Icelandic Textile Center, Blönduós

2019 D-Crit Summer Intensive, MA Design Research, Writing, and Criticism, SVA, New York

2017 Pier 9, Autodesk, San Francisco

2015 Object Lab 7.0, The Chipstone Foundation Milwaukee


2024 Adaptation at Franz Kaka, Toronto, Akimbo

2023 Cast iron dumpling sutures and winding graphite snakes in resonant ‘Malar’, 48Hills


2022 Canadian Council for the Arts Grant Explore and Create

2019 UrbanGlass Winter Scholarship Award

2015 John W. Kurtich Foundation Travel Fellowship

2015 Franz Award International Design Compeition Finalist and Excellence Award


2022 The Infrastructure of Exhibition Symposim, Syracuse University Department of Architecture

2021 Multi-Disciplinary Design Visting Artist Lecture Series, University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning



Website by Bryant Wells