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.