X. A. Li (b. 1991) is an artist and scientist based in Chicago. Using video, sound, text, and software, she creates installations and performances excavating contemporary systems of power. By applying dominant technologies in atypical and unintended ways, her practice seeks to reclaim human meaning from the countless aspects of modernity which have become both overwhelming and abstracted due to these same methods. She performs audiovisual pieces as half of Post Consumer Material.
She has exhibited and performed across the United States and internationally, including recent and upcoming shows at Public Space One (Iowa City, IA), CURRENTS New Media Festival (Santa Fe, NM), Elastic Arts Foundation (Chicago, IL), the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL), and the Stamps Gallery at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI).
She holds an M.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where her research focused on generative artificial intelligence, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.