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Jiaoyang Li 

Jiaoyang Li is a tiny poet and multimedia artist based in New York and New Jersey. Her practices explore the nuances of text and narratives, facilitating dialogues and translations through literary, sound, visual, and tactile materials. Often delves into the fabric, puppetry, video games, and ceremonies. Jiaoyang graduated with a BA in English and Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2017, and an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from New York University in 2019. She also went to summer programs in Devising Theater and Choreography at the London International School of Performance Art in Berlin, and Interactive Media and design at NYU ITP Camp.


Jiaoyang is also the co-founder of Accent Accent INC(Academy/Bookstore/Publishing Studio/Gallery). 

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2017- 2019, MFA Creative Writing (Poetry), New York University 

2014-2017, BA English Literature and Creative Writing, Goldsmiths University of London

2013-2014, Foundational Degree, Media, and Communication,  Communication University of Chi

Working Experience


2013, Social Media Manager Intern, Blog Weekly Magazine

2014-2015 International Journalist and Translator (UK region), Blog Weekly Magazine

2015,  Freelance Journalist, Jiemian News

2016, Assitant Marketing and Social Media Manager, Penguin Random House (Beijing Office) 

2016, Freelance Translator, “Discovering literature” Program, British Library

2017, Fashion Bussiness Content Editorial intern, Jingdaily

2017, Assistant Editor (Social Science and World Literature focus), Horizon Books Press

2017, Freelance Journalist (World Literature), The Paper

2017-2022, Chinese Social Media Manager, Asymptote Journal

2022- Current, Chinese Editor at Large, Asymptote Journal

2018-2020, Translations Literature Editor, Washington Square Review

2019-2021, Founding Editor, Experimental Poetry Practice, Clip Magazine 

2020, Researcher and Writer, Immersive Theatre and Experiential Design focus,  Next-Scene Theatre Media Company

2020-2021, Submission reader, Translations Section, Epiphany Magazine

2020,  Marketing and Social Media Manager, Bond International Virtual Performance Festival 

2021, Submission reader, Translations and Poetry section,American Chordata

2021, Curatorial Producer , Bond International Virtual Performance Festival

2019-Current, Co-Founder, Editor, Social Media Manager, Accent Accent INC. (Creative Writing Academy, Publishing, Education Consultation)

2022-Current, Co-Founder and Art Director,  Accent Sisters LLC (Bookstore and Gallery)


Selected Talk and Panel


2024.2.16. Chinese Independent Publishing Talk, The Met 

2024.2.3. Future of Bookfair, Jersey Art Book Fair

2023.11.19  Panel on Artist Visa,  Pioneer Works

2023.11.23   Girls Power Panel Talk hosted by Bonjour Girl, Blanc Gallery

2023.10.18 Publishing from the China Underground, Young China Watcher

2023.11.10 Accent Sisters Talk, Chinese Artist American Network 

2023.8.13. Here is New York, Non-Fiction Writing Workshop, New York Salon

2023.6.23 LGBT Artist Panel ,The China Project,

2022.12.23  Literature and Sports, 李宁 Meta Cultural Festival 

2022.12.3 Chinese American Art Council, 456 Gallery

2020.9  跳岛Talking Literature FM Podcast, Zhongxin Publishing House

2020. Jiaoyang Feature, Chongqing Music Podcast



Selected Exhibition


2023 Proarts, Art 150 Gallery, Jersey City

2023  Beijing Poetry Festival, Beijing Sound Museum

2023  The Tale of Errantry to The End of the Night, curated by Chi Chen, The Chain Theatre 

2023  Go to Sea, Tech, and Art Biennial 2023 curated by Wang Xin, Today’s Art Museum, 

2023  Creating beyond words, Generative AI as an artist tool, iidrr: Gallery

2022  Beyond Garden, Poetry Film, Zebra Poetry Festival (Berlin)

2021  Echoes, Resin Poetry Installation, Re Institute

2021  Hereabouts, Video Poetry, Shifting Sands, Chashama Gallery 

2021 Spirit of the season, Womenswork. art Gallery 

2020  A60 Contemporary Art Center, Milan 

2020 Duality-MAEC Group exhibition, MAEC

​​2020  Order of Everyday Humans Group Exhibition, ArtYard Center

2020 S(ilk)-E-S-T-I-N-A, curated solo exhibition,  Latitude Gallery

2020. The Re-opening, Photography, Matca Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

​2020. Asian Pears and Fish Skins City, Photography, The Greenpoint Gallery

2020 Beyond Garden, Audio-visual/lighting/poetry Installation, LA Design Festival

2020, Zoom, A Reclining Moon, Transfigure In/Between 2020, New York Live Arts Center

​2020 Fishing for cherry blossom during the quarantine,'Dot Dot Dash' Surface Gallery,

2020 Goldfish in the Vase of Ocean - Acrylic on Canvas, Las Laguna Gallery 2020, Fish Skin City,  The Greenpoint Gallery



Selected Screening


Dualism, Milan Contemporary Art Center

Solitude and multitude, Milan A60 Art Space

Indie Short Festival(Best experimental short nominee)

DC Chinese Film Festival(Best experimental movie nominee)

9th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens (official selection)

Helios Sun Poetry film festival, Spain (official selection)

Dumbo film festival(semi-finalist)

New York Movie Awards (Honorable mentions)

Festigious Los Angeles film festival (semi-finalist)

Montreal Independent Film Festival (official selection)

International Mobile Film Festival (official selection)

Paris International Short Film Festival (official selection)

Direct Monthly Online Film Festival (winner)

Phoenix Short Film Festival( Winner)

Palette Poetry, Brush and Lyre prize (finalist)

Selected Performance

2023, Drag Performace Showcase, Bax Art Center

2023, How I Disappeared 2.0,  New Ohio Theatre

2023, How I Disappeared (Street performance version), Dumbo Six foot platform

2022, How I Disappeared (60 mins), HERE Arts Center 

2022,  How I Disappeared (20 mins) , Object Movement Festival, The Center at West Park

2022, The White, Flow Festival, The Performance Project, University of Settlement

2022  Healing Voice, Poetry Performance,  KEAN college x New Jersey Theatre Alliance

2022. Experimental Piano Performance, BAC Center

2021, Garden Share, 6&B Garden, part of the flow festival, New York

2020, Syzygy: A Site-Specific Anthropocene Adventure, Performa Biennial 

2020, In America, Why Leaves Are Green, The Immigrant Artist Biennial, 

2020 In America, Why Leaves Are Green,  Bond International Virtual Performance Festival

Selected Curatorial Projects


2023.10. The Rehearsal Art Bookfair, University of Settlement

2023.11. Push the Boat Out Poetry Film Festival (Edinburgh)

2023.7  The Chain, 链(Liàn), Artists: Lisa Wang, Lulu Luyao Chang and Qiyuan Xiao

2023.3. Women in Chinese Characters, Artist: Zoe Cui

2023.2  If by a chronic interval Artist: Susie Zhu

2022.11 Weddings: Integration of Boundaries Artists: Vic Fu, Jing Xu, Yuxuan Gong 

2021.3-2022.6 Accent Accent International Poetry Residency and Award

Teaching Experience 


2019-2021, Adjunct Faculty in Creative Writing, New York University

2023-2024, Wearable Literature Workshop, Brooklyn Library, Lecturer 

2023, Pratt Institute,  MFA Communication Design, Guest Lecturer

2019-2024  Accent Academy, Hybrid Creative Writing Courses Convenors and Supervisor      


Selected Jury Experience


2022, Judge, New York Movie Awards

2021, Judge, Accent Accent International Poetry Residency

2022, Judge,  Video Performance Poetry, Accent Accent International Poetry Awards

2023, Judge, Watersprite Film Festival

2023, Jury member, The Rehearsal Art Book Fair

2024, Jury member, Scholastic Art and Writing Award

Selected Grant and Fellowship


  • British Council-Digital Collaboration-Alumni Grantee

  • New York Foundation For the Art, City Artist Corps Grantee

  • Foundation For Contemporary Art, Project Grant

  • Pen America, Writers Aid Program Grant

  • The Performance Project, Performance Fellow

  • Breadloaf Conference--Full Fellowship in Poetry/Translation/Writing

  • Indie Theatre Grant 

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