Shiya Lu is an artist and creative producer living and working on the traditional lands of the Wangal (Wentworth Point, Sydney).

Born in Meishan, Sichuan Province, China, Shiya went to a boarding school in the UK at the age of 16.  In 2012, she dropped out from the University of Oxford where she was studying Mathematics and began her career in cultural journalism and creative producing. Over the past years, Shiya has worked with a broad range of high-calibre artists and organisations including Shaun Parker & Company (Australia), Ibsen International (Norway), WorldService Project (UK), Ergao Dance Production (China), Helsinki Festival (Finland), The Festival Academy (Belgium), and the Edinburgh International Festival (UK). She also frequently writes for cultural publications in both Chinese and English.


In 2019, Shiya founded Flying House Assembly, an initiative dedicated to cross-cultural collaboration in theatre and visual arts. The company's debut production, A DEAL received the Bright Ideas Grant from the University of Sydney and had a sold-out season in Sydney.

Shiya studied Stage Management at the Academy of Film, Theatre & Television (AFTT) and completed the Directors Studio course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and the International Curatorial Program at the Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin. She graduated from the University of Sydney (BA, Art History and Visual Arts) as a Dalyell Scholar. Shiya is now studying the Master of Simulation & Immersive Technologies at UNSW.

Shiya’s rich experience across different continents, cultures, and disciplines offered her a unique holistic and transdisciplinary approach towards her artistic practice. Shiya works across different disciplines including video, photography, installation, ceramics, performing arts, curating, and immersive technologies and she is always exploring new possibilities of creative expression.

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