Yu Bai (she/her, 1990, lives in Berlin) works as a performer and researcher between movement and space. Her interdisciplinary works manifest as reconfigurations of body, space, and technology, informed by her background in new media, performance theory, dance, and the visual arts within the framework of conceptual art practice.
Otherness or the characteristics of the Other (being different from the Self) is a recurring theme of her work. By placing importance on the physical experience, locality, and the process of the creation, her performances are often site-specific and guided by principles of the participatory "queering" approach to challenge heteronormativity .
Having a background in the visual arts, Yu graduated from Utrecht University with a B.A. in culture studies. By researching dance, theater, and contemporary art in relation to technology, she later received her M.A. in new media and digital culture from Utrecht University.