Hoover works with time-based visual arts, community engagement and collective social actions. As a Chinese-Russian-American, Hoover reframes issues of displacement, language failure, and cultural disjuncture. His practice spans performance and video, sculpture, installation and public art. Hoover seeks to engage communities and develop collaborative and educational projects. Currently he splits his time between San Francisco as the founder and principal of Collective Action Studio and Los Angeles as the Curator at the Chinese-American Museum.
Hoover explored how contemporary Russian artists integrate the body with time and social practice. As the curator of the Sculpture Quadrennial Riga, he visited artist studios and conduct research on the Russian contemporary time-based arts.