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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

2023        The Unreliable Landscapes project, Unreliable landscapes, Online
2022        In Touch, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Online
2022        Inhuman Transaction, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2022        Art in the City - Urban Walls, Te Waihorotiu Station (Aotea), Auckland, New Zealand
2022        Transcending Bodies, PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery, Griffith ACT, Australia
2021        Cruel Optimism: New Artists Show 2021, Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland, New Zealand
2021        Spirit Ether, Window Gallery, Online
2020        Ratatouille by Fluid Borders, Audio Foundation, Auckland, New Zealand
2020        Free Of Charge, Meanwhile Gallery, Online
2019        Terminal, Sosâge Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2019        Eden Arts Awards, Webb’s, Auckland, New Zealand
2019        The Last Meninas, Pearce Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


Activity ANd Awards

2021        Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2021 finalist

2021        Iris Fisher Scholarship 2021

2019        Whitecliffe College Of Arts And Design-Photo Media Prize 2019

2019        Eden Arts Trust Art Awards 2019 finalist

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