Yushi Li (b. 1991)

Yushi Li Yushi Li is a Chinese artist based in London, working primarily in photography. She received her MA in Photography and is doing her PhD in Arts & Humanities at the Royal College of Art. In her practice, she engages with the question of the gaze in relation to gender, sexuality and desire in light of digital social networks. 

 

In the project My Tinder Boys, she photographed different men she met through the online dating application Tinder. In her own words, ‘she looked at them, she ‘liked’ them, she made them become images of hers’. The repetition of the process and similar settings in this series of photographs turns these men into undifferentiated and replaceable objects of her desire. Meanwhile, during these unusual dates, she was both the violator who tries to invade their private space and also the desiring object who participates in their vulnerability. 

 

In order to expand her investigation of the question of the gaze, Yushi started her last project Your Reservation is Confirmed, using photography as her method to explore the commodification of our desire in the current age of images. She rent her ‘ideal’ home through Airbnb, and book her ‘ideal’ men through a life modeling website to construct her ‘ideal’ images. By putting herself inside the photograph, she tried to create a more dynamic relationship between the looked-at object, the viewer and the third party that is looking at the viewer. By creating these intimate encounters with different male strangers and bringing these instant illusions of the desired life out of the digital screen, her work tries to play with the power relationship inherent in the gaze, and to question the binary view of gender and the idea of domesticity in an era of rapid social change.



Li was selected as one of the artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2018 and nominated as one of the 100 RPS Hundred Heroines in 2019. She has had a solo exhibition Your Reservation Is Confirmed, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza, Malmo, Sweden, in 2019.  Selected group exhibitions include The Same Tendency, Summerhall Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2019; 209 Women, House of Parliament, London, UK, 2019; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, London, UK, 2018; Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, 2018; Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China, 2018; 2017 Harley Open Exhibition, The Harley Gallery, Nottingham, UK, 2017. Prizes and awards include Plat(t)form, 2019; RPS Hundred Heroines, 2019; Human Rights Photography Prize, 2018, finalist; Discovery Awards 2018, finalist; New Photography Prize 2018; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, finalist; 2017 Harley Open Call, 2017, shortlisted. 

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Yushi Li (黎雨诗) 是居住于伦敦的中国艺术家,大致都是使用摄影为创作媒材。她拥有皇家艺术学院摄影硕士与艺术与人类的博士学位。她的作品皆揭发着性别,性向与被可望看见的社群媒体。

 

作品My Tinder Boys,她拍摄了各位她在交友软件Tinder上所认识的男性。 “她看着他们,他“喜欢”他们,最后,将他们变成她的图像“。在这系列作品中,重复的过程与相似的设定使这些男人成为她所渴望且无差别与可替代之物。在这猎奇的约会同时,她也试着侵犯著他们的隐私,这些男人也成为展现脆弱的玩物。

 

为了继续延深探索议题,Yushi创作了新的作品Your Reservation is Confirmed,她的摄影作品展现出我们渴望将现今社会都商品化;她透过Airbnb租了一个“理想的家“,也请了一位“理想”的现职男模来建构她的“理想”画面。艺术家本人也在照片中,透过观者与看着观众的第三方(艺术家本人),希望能创造出在这些被观看的物品之间更有张力的关系与画面。藉由不同的男性来创作这有趣的画面带来幻想与分离出数位萤幕所渴望的生活,艺术家试图掌控关系权利,也反思着性别的二元定义与在这快速变迁社会之中的家庭生活之定义。

Yushi Li 在2018立为Bloomberg New Contemporaries重要的艺术家其中之一,而且也被提名为100 RPS Hundred Heroines.她个展为Your Reservation Is Confirmed, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza, 马尔默, 瑞典, 2019.  群展包括 The Same Tendency, Summerhall Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2019; 209 Women, House of Parliament, 伦敦, 2019; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery, 伦敦,2018; Encontros da Imagem, 布拉加, 葡萄牙,2018; Pingyao International Photography Festival, 平遥,中国,2018; 2017 Harley Open Exhibition, The Harley Gallery, 诺丁汉,英国,2017. 奖赏包括 Plat(t)form, 2019; RPS Hundred Heroines, 2019; Human Rights Photography Prize, 2018, 决赛着; Discovery Awards 2018, 决赛着; New Photography Prize 2018; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, 决赛者; 2017 Harley Open Call, 2017, 预选.

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Yushi Li (黎雨詩) 是居住於倫敦的中國藝術家,大致都是使用攝影為創作媒材。她擁有皇家藝術學院攝影碩士與藝術與人類的博士學位。 她的作品皆揭發著性別,性向與被可望看見的社群媒體。

 

作品My Tinder Boys,他拍攝了各位他在交友軟件Tinder上所認識的男性。“她看著他們,他“喜歡”他們,最後,將他們變成她的圖像“。在這系列作品中,重複的過程與相似的設定使這些男人成為她所渴望且無差別與可替代之物。在這獵奇的約會同時,他也試著侵犯著他們的隱私,這些男人也成為展現脆弱的玩物。

 

為了繼續延深探索議題,Yushi創作了新的作品Your Reservation is Confirmed,他的攝影作品展現出我們望將現今社會都商品化;她透過Airbnb租了一個“理想的家“,也請了一位“理想”的現職男模來建構他的“理想”畫面。藝術家本人也在照片中,透過觀者與看著觀眾的第三方(藝術家本人),希望能創造出在這些被觀看的物品之間更有張力的關係與畫面。藉由不同的男性來創作這有趣的畫面帶來幻想與分離出數位螢幕所渴望的生活,藝術家試圖掌控關係權利,也反思著性別的二元定義與在這快速變遷社會之中的家庭生活之定義。

Yushi Li 在2018Bloomberg New Contemporaries重要的藝術家其中之一,而且也被提名100 RPS Hundred Heroines.Your Reservation Is Confirmed, Fotogalleri Vasli Souza,馬爾默,瑞典, 2019.  群展包括 The Same Tendency, Summerhall Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 2019; 209 Women, House of Parliament,倫敦, 2019; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, South London Gallery,倫敦,2018; Encontros da Imagem, 布拉加, 葡萄牙,2018; Pingyao International Photography Festival, 平遥,中國,2018; 2017 Harley Open Exhibition, The Harley Gallery,諾丁漢,英國,英国,2017.獎賞包括Plat(t)form, 2019; RPS Hundred Heroines, 2019; Human Rights Photography Prize, 2018,決賽著; Discovery Awards 2018,決賽著; New Photography Prize 2018; Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018,決賽著; 2017 Harley Open Call, 2017, 預選.