Liu Yi graduated from the China Academy of Fine Arts School of Intermedia Art with Master’s degree in 2016. Focusing on early Chinese art films and experimental animation as her primary research direction, her work deploys various mediums such as animation, multi-media as well as spatial installations to reflect on her daily experiences. Pushing the physical boundaries of exhibition spaces, Liu allows the audience to unearth a parallel world through her eclectic works.
In 2017, Liu’s video work “A Crow Has Been Calling for a Whole Day” was selected and screened at the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), and subsequently received the award of “Special Recommendation” from the Hua International Short Film Festival. In 2018, Liu was invited to take part in the SeMa Nanji Residency Project hosted by Seoul Museum of Art. In 2019, she was invited by The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud for an artist residency. Her works have been collected by the White Rabbit Collection, East Asia Library of Stanford University and M+.
Liu currently lives and works in Hangzhou, China.
A Travel Inward / 2015
In A Travel Inward (2015), the artist is inspired by how different colors in black ink separate when submerged in water and uses the chromatographic spectra to model sensorial experiences narrated by users of psychedelics and hallucinogens.
Chaos Theory / 2014
Chaos Theory (2014) is immersed in a sense of unexpected transformation, as scenes of human and nature, copulation and violence, defense and eruption, entropy and fleeing, meld into each other in an unsettling stream of consciousness. In praise of uncertainty and unpredictability, Chaos Theory assesses the split seconds in our historical time when life could be completely changed, and a radical freedom to move takes hold.