Before joining the RCA Jewellery and Metal programme, Shiqing Yao studied Jewellery Design at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.
In the past two years, Shiqing has gradually become interested in public art and has begun to try to present her work on the street. She believes that moving away from the exhibition gallery, the work can more freely and actively engage in dialogue with pedestrians. She likes to observe the different reactions of people interacting with her work.
In addition to installations, her recent work has focused on underground publications, electronic music and experimental short films. Her hobby is cooking and collecting fruit stickers.