Cynthia X. Hua is a writer and artist working with Internet media. This website is rarely, if ever, updated. For an up-to-date paper portfolio and c.v., please email at cynthiaxhua at gmail.
She creates tech-based installation artworks that have shown at The Mint Museum, the American Institute of Architects, the SF 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 entertainment and information medias interact on the web, and she has helped launch major media products such as Buzzfeed Tasty and Facebook Shows. She was previously the Online Editor at the Yale Daily News, and her journalism 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 or is forthcoming in Boulevard, Electric Lit, Columbia Journal, The Los Angeles Review, Empty Mirror and elsewhere, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.