Annie Wan is an international media artist, often creates artworks focus on relationships between spaces and sites, materials and immaterial. At the City University of Hong Kong she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Media and a Master of Science in Applied Information Technology (Art and Technology) from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. In 2012 she earned a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Washington in Digital Arts and Experimental Media, United States. She mostly works with locative media, embedded electronics and network-based systems.
Her works have been exhibited in festivals in Europe, Asia and North America, including Art+Communication Festival 2004 (Riga, Latvia), Multimedia Art Asia Pacific Conference 2004 (Singapore), ZeroOne/ ISEA 2006 (San Jose, United States), French Pavilion in 10th Venice Architecture Biennale (Venice, Italy), Ogaki Biennale 2010 (Ogaki, Japan), Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012 (Hong Kong, China) and International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture (Canary Islands, Spain) etc. After she became a Ph.D Candidate in 2008, she worked as a Visiting Research Scholar at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and an Artist-in-Residence/ Professor at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Science (IAMAS), Japan.
Wan is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication (Academy of Film), Hong Kong Baptist University. She received travel and project grants from various organizations in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, and Norway. She is also the recipient of winning award (Performance Category) in Asiagraph 2008, Shanghai, China and the Finalist prize in Asia Digital Art Awards 2009, Fukuoka, Japan.