Liu Yi, b.1990, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Date of birth
Place Of birth
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Liu Yi was born in 1990 in Ningbo, Zhejiang. She graduated with a BFA from the China Academy of Art’s School of Intermedia Art in 2012 and with an MFA in 2016. Her particular research interest is in the history of Chinese art films and experimental animation. Her works mix animation with multi-media and installation, often making reference to traditions of ink painting. In 2017, “A Crow Has Been Calling for a Whole Day” was selected and showcased in Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), and later received the “Special Recommendation” award at the Hua International Short Film Festival. In 2018 Liu Yi was invited to participate in the SeMa Nanji Residency Project hosted by Seoul Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows including ‘Shanghai Express’, Galerie Hussenot, Paris, France and ‘The Drawing Hand, Danysz Gallery Shanghai (both 2019); ‘Thrown into the Wind’, ShanghART M50, Shanghai (2018); ‘Fisherman's Song-Cloud’, Times Art Museum, Beijing (2017); ‘Imagenation Factory, Discover Another Possibility of Life’, Hanshan Art Museum, Suzhou (2017); ‘Ballade – Animamix Contemporary Art’, Macao Museum of Art, Macao (2017); ‘A Travel Inward - Liu Yi Solo Project’, MoCa Pavilion special Project Shanghai (2017); ‘Flowing Feast’, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore (2016); The 3rd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale (2016); The 8th International Ink Art Biennale of Shenzhen (2013); 10th China Independent Film Festival, Xiamen (2013) and 9th China Independent Film Festival, Nanjing (2012). Liu Yi lives and works in Hangzhou.