Xi Li (b.1997)

Xi Li is an interdisciplinary artist from Harbin, China, based in Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand. She received a Bachelor of Photo Media from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2019, where she was named Whitecliffe’s Top Student and awarded the 2019 Whitecliffe Photo Media Prize. In 2021 she received Master of Fine arts at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. In the same year, 2021, Li was awarded the Iris Fisher Scholarship.

Xi Li's work practice includes film, digital image, photography, installation, performance, 3D animation, VR, game design and multidisciplinary fields. She explores various experimental concepts through philosophical frameworks, with topics covering identity, ideology, subcultures, popular aesthetics and social commentary. Li is committed to blending Western and Eastern visual imagery, capturing the wonderful fusion of macroscopic thinking and subjective perception, and fulfilling the challenge of concretely expressing her theoretical research.



'The Generation Of The Hyperreal', Pah Homestead, Auckland, New Zealand


'Spirit Ether',The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

'Cruel Optimism: New Artists Show 2021', Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland, New Zealand

'Spirit Ether', Window Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

'Ratatouille' by Fluid Borders, Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand
'Free Of Charge', Meanwhile Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

Brain Island: Hyperreal City, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
'TERMINAL', Sosâge Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

'Eden Arts Awards', Webb’s, Auckland, New Zealand

Brain Island: Neo-Existentialism, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
'The Last Meninas', Pearce Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Experiment Page20, Demo, Auckland, New Zealand

Activity ANd Awards


Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2021 finalist

Iris Fisher Scholarship 2021


Whitecliffe College Of Arts And Design-Photo Media Prize 2019

Eden Arts Trust Art Awards 2019 finalist