Weiyi Li
finweiyi(at)gmail.com
+44 (0)77 8313 4028

Weiyi Li is an artist weiyi.li, designer weiyiandfriends.com, curator bigbadgallery.com, publisher re-publication.com and retailor currently-available.com who lives and works between these five URLs.

Education
2015 –
PHD, Royal College of Art, Innovation Design Engineering
London, UK
2009 – 2012
MFA, Yale University, Graphic Design
New Haven, US
2005 – 2009

BFA, Tongji University, Visual Communication Design
Shanghai, China
Events and Publications
2016 Group show Extravagant Imagination, the wonder of idleness, Made in Gallery Shanghai, China
456 Forum Screening Series, No.1 In the Name of the Media, Chinese American Arts Council New york, US
Group show Re-, Flux Factory New york, US
2015 Apartment Show, Open Art Shanghai, China
The Second Beijing Photo Biennial Photobook Exhibition Beijing, China
Input projectLEAP Magazine 2015 9/10 Beijing, China
INSPIRE Magazine, the 1st issue Taiwan
Lecture & Group show DREAMER art book fair 2015, IMPACT9 International Printmaking Conference, China Academy of Art Hangzhou, China
Solo show Input, Art Data Lab Beijing, China
Group show The Adventures of Image and Paper: Contemporary Chinese Photobooks, Gucang Contemporary Photo Gallery Lanzhou, China
Group show The possibility of an island, Zhou Art Team Xiamen, China
Group show CHINA 8 – CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CHINA AT RHINE & RUHR, Museum Folkwang (as group member of Ma Daha) Essen, Germany
Group show Middle Ground, C-space Beijing, China
XII International Art Biennale Pintor Laxeiro Lalin, Spain
Group show Go East: 50 Contemporary Photobooks from China 2009 – 2014, FORMAT International Photography Festival 15 Derby, UK
Interview, Design Changsha Changsha, China
2014 Lecture & Group show, ZHAIXIANGWUYU creative lab Dalian, China
Interview, Morning weekly magazine Changsha, China
Group show Tomorrow's party, UCCA (Collaborated with Boo York) Beijing, China
Group show Teach us to care and not to care, Teach us to sit still, BANK, MABSOCIETY Shanghai, China
Media Projects, L'Officiel Art magazine (Collaborated with Boo York) Beijing, China
Interview 1 2 3, DREAMER factory Hangzhou, China
2013 BI-CITY Biennial of Urbanism/Architecture (Collaborated with Max Harvey) Shenzhen, China
1st Beijing Photo Biennial Beijing, China
Workshop Expect the unexpected:海角天涯, HKDI (Collaborated with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Peter de Bretteville, Max Harvey, Yim Wai Shu) Hong Kong, China
Workshop An Iron Rod as a Souvenir, Hunan University (Collaborated with Max Harvey) Changsha, China
Interview, REDESIGN Isreal
2012 China Design Exhibition Shenzhen, China
Solo show Family Album Project II, Fach & Asendorf Gallery http://fa-g.org/
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Yale School of Art New Haven, US
Chinese Independent Photobook Exhibition Beijing, China
GRAPHIC magazine Korea
eShelf http://www.eshelf.info/
2011 Death of Print Independent Book and Magazine Show New york, US
KIC Little World Open Art Exhibition Shanghai, China
Yale School of Art First-Year Student Show New Haven, US
2008 International Students Exhibition of Shanghai Biennale Shanghai, China
2007

Creative M50 Innovative Young Designer & Artists Exhibition

Shanghai, China

Awards & Fellowships
2010 – 2012 Sanyu Scholarship grantee
2012 Rebecca Taylor Porter Award
2009 Outstanding Graduates of Colleges and Universities in Shanghai
2008 International Students Exhibition of Shanghai Biennale, Honorable Mention
SieMatic Scholarship of Tongji University, FIRST-CLASS
Scholarship of Tongji University, FIRST-CLASS
2007 Creative M50 Innovative Young Designer & Artists, the Silver Medal
Chinese National Scholarship
GREENCHAIN Logo Design Competition, the Bronze Medal
Academy Award of Merit Students Exhibition, Tongji University, the Second Prize
Scholarship of Tongji University, FIRST-CLASS
2006 Academy Award of Merit Students Exhibition, Tongji University, the First Prize
Scholarship of Tongji University, FIRST-CLASS