Yifan Xu (b.1998) grew up in Dalian, China. In 2015 she began studying and living in the U.S. She received a BA in Studio Art and Film & Media Studies (honors) at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. She is a current MFA candidate at California Institute of the Arts. As an artist and filmmaker, she is interested in exploring the lives of nonhuman beings and their relationship with humans. She has been working with fish, garlics, mushrooms, dogs, and most recently cabbages.