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Xi Li 李曦 (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, constituting the expression of and challenge to that links theoretical research to artistic practice.

solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
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