Shuning Diao is a multidisciplinary Chinese artist and researcher currently based in London. She completed her academic training in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at the Renmin University of China, and she is currently pursuing a degree in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art.
Guided by a relentless pursuit of artistic expression, Shuning employs a wide array of mediums, ranging from textiles, clay, and paper to painting, moving images, and interactive technologies. This diverse palette enables her to actualise her creative vision, harmonising tactile materials with the intangible world of digital innovation. Her artistic practice is imbued with a dual purpose: to captivate the audience with a nuanced aesthetic experience while fostering interaction and inclusion within the artwork itself.
At the core of Shuning's creative endeavours lie profound themes with social and cultural significance. Within her work, Shuning focuses on significant themes such as language sexism, immigrant domestic workers, and female birth control tools, all of which form integral components of her feminist discourse. These subjects intertwine with her investigations into broader societal dynamics, such as the alienation of labour, the mass labor industry, and other intricate socio-historical contexts.