Theatre Arts & Performance Studies


Shaonan Xi is interested in global contemporary art, Asian American performance art, queer theories, cold war studies, questions of solidarity and inscrutability, and doubt and deception vis-à-vis performance and documentation. He studied Art History and Critical Theory at Macalester College with a semester at the University of Paris VIII. Prior to Brown, he was a curatorial intern at ONE Archives in Los Angeles, managed an international artist residency program in Beijing, and worked as a writer and art critic in Shanghai. His writings about art, queerness, and nightlife have appeared in various artist books and Chinese/English bilingual publications.