Dr. HSIEH I-Yi is an anthropologist specializing in East Asian art, New Materialism, Multispecies Anthropology, and Urban Anthropology. Her art practices include participation in the inter-Asia theater troupe “Taiwan Haibizi,” a tent theater group collaborating with activists and avant-garde theater practioners from Tokyo, Beijing, and Taiwan. Tent theater is a socially engaged art from derived from Japan’s 1969 social movements.
In 2016 she co-curated “Diasporal Visual Art” at NYU Shanghai Gallery. In 2017-2019 she participated in the “Critical Collaboration” project hosted by the Department of Arts and Public Policy, the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Since 2021 she began a new project focusing on the theme of Aquatic Aesthetics in relation to multispecies value, supported by the International Institute for Cultural Studies, National Taiwan Yangming-Chiaotung University.