Xi Li (b.1997)
Xi Li (李曦) 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 and was awarded the 2019 Whitecliffe Photo Media Prize. In 2021 she received Master of Fine Arts (with first class honours) 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 creative practice includes film, digital image, photography, installation, performance, 3D animation, VR, game design, music, and multidisciplinary fields. She explores various experimental concepts through Eastern and Western philosophical frameworks, with topics covering identity, ideology, subjectivity, subculture, popular culture, globalization, and more. Li is dedicated to capturing visual imagery in macroscopic thinking and subjective perception, completing the expression and challenge linking theoretical research to artistic practice.
'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
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
Whitecliffe College Of Arts And Design-Photo Media Prize 2019
Eden Arts Trust Art Awards 2019 finalist