Rae Yuping Hsu is an artist and educator from Taipei, Taiwan, currently based in New York, United States. Her practice is research-based and materially-informed, spanning across multiple disciplines and materials; from hot glass to fibroblasts, passports to fecal sports. Working with the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative, her recent works speculate on microbial ethics within interplanetary travel, reconstructed against narratives of colonization. She is currently working on a book that explores the notion of a "living archive" of contamination and incorporation. A performance of endosymbiosis in microgravity. A film on alternative cosmologies regarding the celestial and its extended voyages. She holds a Masters of Science in Art, Culture, and Technology from MIT, and currently teaches at Parsons, The New School and SVA.