Yujie Gao, PhD

Sessional Lecturer

Creative Studies, Media Studies
Office: FIP 322
Email: yujie.gao@ubc.ca

Research Summary

Interactive Media Art; Durational Performance Art; Immersive Experience Design; Computational Poetics; Interaction Design; Research-Creation; Interdisciplinary Studies

Courses & Teaching

MDST 110: Introduction to Computational Art and Design I; MDST 311: Computational Poetics


Gao Yujie is a media artist, performer, and researcher. She uses time as an artistic material to create site-specific performances, interactive installations, and data visualizations. Her work explores the elasticity of experiential time and examines how performative computational art can be used for inhabiting a multiplicity of times and how we can hold space together while we have an individualized temporal perception. Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally in Canada, China, and Italy. Her work won an Honorary Mention in the Digital Communities category at Prix Ars Electronica 2022 and was longlisted for the global digital art award – 2017 Lumen Prize. 




Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Digital Arts and Humanities, University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Kelowna, BC, CANADA; M.F.A. in Media Art Design, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei, CHINA; B.A. in Animation & Game Design; Minor in Psychology; Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei, CHINA

Selected Publications & Presentations

Megan L. Smith and Yujie Gao. All The Stars We Cannot See: A deep look into real-time satellite traffic. DOI: 10.14236/ewic/EVA2021.36 

Selected Grants & Awards

“All the Stars We Cannot See” Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronic, 2022 

“Sensory Overload” longlisted for The Lumen Prize, 2017 



“All the Stars We Cannot See” Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, CA 

“Flowing to Unsettle” the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, BC, CA 


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