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    Yi Lian

    Born in 1987 in Yichun, Jiangxi, Graduated from the New Media Art Department of China Academy of Art in 2009 with a B.A, obtained M.A from the School of Intermedia Art of China Academy of Art in 2012, Currently lives and works in Hangzhou. Yi Lian specialized media art works including video, installation and photography works and so on. He is good at setting up a theater in the darkness by scheduling lightening to reduce the depth of the space, in which his images create an image which is both realistic and abstract. The figures in the image-human beings, plants or animals, are mostly removed or given certain attribute: social/desirable/natural. As a result, they are all involved in a causal movement in the time and space created by the artist. Yi Lian is good at building a theater in darkness and describing his perception towards relationships through atmosphere which is bright or dim, cool or warm.

    His recent solo exhibitions include: “Yi Lian- Cinema Paradiso”, Bonacon Gallery, Guangzhou(2018); “The Desolate Timeline”: Yi Lian’s Solo Exhibition, Telescope Art Space, Beijing(2016); “DEMIBEAST”: YI Lian’s Solo Exhibition, Inna Art Space, Hangzhou. Group exhibitions include: “proregress”- 12th Shanghai Biennale, PSA, Shanghai(2018). The 62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany(2016); “CHINA8 -- Contemporary art form China on the Rhine and Ruhr”, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Germany(2015); “The Civil Power” – Beijing Minsheng Art Museum Opening Exhibition, Beijing(2015); Chinese Video Art In MADATAC 06, Spain, Madrid(2014); Photo Shanghai, The Exhibition Center of Shanghai, Shanghai(2014); AVIFF(Cannes International art Film Festival), Cannes, France(2014); “Reformation”, White Rabbit Collection Exhibition, White Rabbit Art Museum, Sydney, Australia(2014); The 9th-11th CIFF(China Independent Film Festival), China(2012-2014); “West Bound 2013” A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art, Shanghai(2013); “Reactivation”-9th Shanghai Biennale, PSA, Shanghai(2012). His works are collected by the Australian White Rabbit Art Museum and the Blue Mountain Contemporary Art Foundation.