Xi Lei is an artist, writer, and doctoral candidate in artistic research at the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz. His recent research and art-making focus on the political and aesthetic implications of non-anthropocentrism. He is also a writer of art theory and criticism. His works often derive from his writing. His texts are published in a wide range of media, such as DEEDS.NEWS, Ocula, Scope Yishuke, and Artcoco.