Fei Liu 刘斐 is a New York-based Chinese designer, artist, and educator. Her art and research explores embodiment and telepresence, robotics, performance, civic engagement, and systems of care. She is a product designer at independent news organization, The Intercept, and an adjunct professor at Parsons MFA Design and Technology. Previous residencies include Pioneer Works, New Museum, NEW INC, and Akademie Schloss Solitude. She has mid-to-average combined student debt from an undergraduate as well as a master’s degree, with no car or house.


2018-Present: Artist in Residence, NOKIA Bell Labs
2016-17: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2016: IdeasCity Athens, Athens
2016: Public Science, Researchers in Residence, NEW INC
2016: Public Science, Researchers in Residence, DBRS Innovation Labs, NYC

Teaching and Workshops
2018: De-tooling Intimacy, Pioneer Works
2018: Build the Love You Deserve Workshop, Merz Akademie, Germany
2017-19: Adjunct professor, Parsons The New School for Design, Design and Technology
2017: Build the Love You Deserve: Workshop. Columbia Barnard College, Disclaimer Gallery, Akademie Schloss Solitude
2017: The Utopia Challenge, Moogfest
2013: Graduate Teaching Fellow, Parsons Design and Technology
2010: Design Studio Lecturer, Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing

2018: Digital Colonialism taught by Morehshin Allahyari, School for Poetic Computation
2018: Visions of Love, International Center of Photography
2017: The Rent is Too Damn High: Real-Estate Coops, IdeasCity New York
2017: Ambivalentopia, digital empathy, and STEAMy tech, Tehran Global Summer School
2017: Prototyping Utopias Panel, Moogfest
2016: Internodal 8, NYC
2016: IdeasCity Athens Public Forum, Athens

Exhibitions and Performances
2019: Build the Love You Deserve, Metamarathon
2019: Build the Love You Deserve, Babycastles
2018: Build the Love You Deserve, Indeterminate Forms, CultureHub NYC
2018: Just Add Oil 加油, Sunday Sessions, Knockdown Center
2018: Build the Love You Deserve, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Germany
2017: Build the Love You Deserve, Transfer Gallery, Disclaimer Gallery
2017: Open Codes, Group Show, curated by ZKM Karlsruhe
2017: Build the Love You Deserve, Solo Show, curated by Disclaimer Gallery
2016: Pepe The Sad Frog Coloring Book and Chinese Language Guide, Brown Paper Zine & Small Press Fair at MoCADA
2014: Come Out and Play Dumbo, New York
2014: MFADT Thesis Show, New York
2014: The Contours of Algorithmic Life, UC Davis

Press and Writing
La scommessa di Fei Liu: costruire un robot dell’amore [non del sesso] by Simona Siri for Origami, May 2018
Meet the woman making her own robot boyfriend by Sian Norris for NewStatesman, May 2018
I'm building a robot boyfriend—and you can, too. Quartz, April 2018
Humans of Simulated New York by Arshy Azizi for Rhizome, April 2018
Bedford and Bowery, September 2017
The Stories We Let Ourselves Tell Others by Rain Embuscado for NEW INC, March 2017

2014: MFA, Parsons The New School for Design, Design and Technology
2008: BA, University of California Los Angeles, Design Media Arts