Cynthia X. Hua is a writer and artist working with Internet media.
She creates tech-based installation artworks that have shown at The Mint Museum, the American Institute of Architects, the San Francisco Arts Institute, the Midway, the Asian Arts Institute and other venues. She often engages with identity and immigration in the context of technology, and is interested in how art can expand existing forms of documentation such as journalism or photography. She has been awarded fellowships or residencies from Signal Culture, The Laboratory, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has spoken about her work at outlets such as Ars Electronica, Theorizing the Web, Creative Tech Week, Github, Al Jazeera, the American Arts Incubator and others.
She has worked in research and reporting roles at BuzzFeed, the Wall Street Journal and Facebook. Her projects have looked at how information is digitized and disseminated on the web. She was previously the Online Editor at the Yale Daily News, and her photojournalism has received awards from Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Collegiate Press.
She was a National Finalist for the Norman Mailer Awards in Poetry and a Fellow with Brooklyn Poets. Her poetry has been published in Boulevard, Glass Poetry, and The Los Angeles Review.