Wantong Yao is a new media artist from Shenzhen, China. Using 3D, creative coding, and game design, her work translates computational logic into affective experiences and builds interconnected systems that expose imbalanced power dynamics. Previously Yao worked as a creative director for the media art festival Glow Shenzhen, leading the development of virtual exhibitions and online platforms. She is also the co-founder of Key Elements Studio, a non-profit art and publisher organization. She obtained a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021.