Joy Li 黎佳仪 (b. 1999)


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joylistudio@gmail.com







Artist Statement


I’m obsessed with the tension of interactions between objects, emotions, and relationships. I explore the place where things negotiate, where it is difficult to distinguish whether it is hatred or adoration, pain or pleasure, where an object is on the brink of falling. When different forces restrict each other, a delicate balance and ambiguity appear.

I pay attention to these intense and ambiguous situations in the external world. At the same time, I dig into my own desires and feelings and try to reach the depths. I believe that although I tell stories from a personal perspective, I still touch the emotions that we all share. After all, the most personal is the most universal.

Through my works, I create dreams and games which show authentic feelings and emotions under fictional circumstances and blur the boundary between the real and the fictional. The human body, especially my own body which is the material that I spend every second of my life with, is the backbone of my art practice. I make wearable sculptures to create characters, install stage sculptures to build the environment, and form narratives to guide the plot. The performer doesn’t act but reacts to the surroundings. In these fabricated spaces, the feeling of the performing human body is authentic.

In dreams, we discover our deep and even disgraceful desires; in games, we experience the truth while playing and pretending. I want to invite the audience to experience these for themselves through my works.





Education


2021
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Sculpture




Solo Exhibition

2019
The Skin of a Human Being, Gateway Gallery 1, Baltimore, MD



Selected Group Exhibition


2021
Without Moi in Future – The Second Flash Biennale Invitation Initiative, Nine Art Museum, Beijing, China ︎ DOUBLE INTERVAL, Brook Books, Huangshan, China
Remedy, 1862 Art Center, Shanghai, China
Communication Strategies:  From Checkers to complex systems, Time Art Museum, Chengdu, China Redirecting, Tree Art Museum, Beijing, China



2020
POP-UP Reading Room, OWSPACE, Hangzhou, China



2019 
Identity:Smashing Labels, Main 0 Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Humanscape, Fox Building, Baltimore, MD
2019 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Coordinates, Piano Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Our Words Will Still Be Heard, MICA PLACE, Baltimore, MD




2018
2018 Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Draw itOUT!, Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Chinese Young Artists, Brown Center, Baltimore, MD

Performance / Theater


2020
Collective Dreaming, BBOX, Baltimore, MD

Director, Producer, Scriptwriter, Costume & Set Designer, Performer





2019
26th Benefit Fashion Show: Catalyst, Falvey Hall, Baltimore, MD

Selected Designer




2018
You’ll Never Meet Mac DeMarco, BBOX, Baltimore, MD

Co-scriptwriter, Performer


Book Fair / Art Fair 


2021
Three Shadows Photography Phopho Fair, Beijing, China
Picnic Art Festival, Shanghai, China
WuHan Art Book Fair, Wuhan, China
Langyuan × Zuoshu Book Fair, Beijing, China
BonJour Art Book Fair, Hangzhou, China
Jiazazhi Art Book Festival, Ningbo, China
YES! Art Festival, Hangzhou, China
2020
Living Page Art Festival, Beijing, China
UNFOLD Shanghai Art Book Fair, Shanghai, China
More Art Fair, Nanjing, China
SEEYOO Art Festival, Hangzhou, China
MIAO Market, Beijing, China
The 5th ABC Art Book Fair, Shanghai, China


Screening
2019
JHU-MICA Film Festival, Parkway Theater, Baltimore, MD
2018

Carpenter Orchestra, ENIMATION Festival, Slovenia

Carpenter Orchestra, Yup Academy, Shaoxing, China



Award / Fellowship / Residency


2021
Guerrilla War NO.5, Pararailing, Shanghai,  China  ︎
2019
Micro-Grant, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Distinguished International Student Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


2018
Foundation Departmental Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD



2017
Internl Award of Excellence, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 
Academic Honors Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 
C. V. Starr Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Thalheimer Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD




︎ (forthcoming)



Press
2021

JOY LI黎佳仪(上):建立关系需要一种脆弱性的展示

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/eXKBFb1RAIQmyFvqsJuZ-A

JOY LI黎佳仪(下):我们总是先看到海的图画,再看到海

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/dG7oRe3ptYO-4Npq1WBKzg





教育背景


2021

艺术学士,跨学科雕塑

马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国






个人展览

2019

人类皮囊,Gateway Gallery 1,巴尔的摩,美国




群展


2021

未来没有我——第二届快闪双年展,九美术馆,北京
幕间复象DOUBLE INTERVAL,占川书局, 黄山
Remedy 拾遗补阙,1862时尚艺术中心,上海
从跳棋到复杂系统,成都时代美术馆,成都
正在重新规划路线,北京树美术馆,北京




2020

POP-UP Reading Room,OWSPACE,杭州




2019

Identity:Smashing Labels,Main 0 Gallery,,巴尔的摩,美国
Humanscape,Fox Building,巴尔的摩,美国
Juried Undergraduate Exhibition,Meyerhoff Gallery,巴尔的摩,美国
Coordinates,Piano Gallery,巴尔的摩,美国
Our Words Will Still Be Heard,MICA PLACE,巴尔的摩,美国 




2018

Juried Undergraduate Exhibition,Meyerhoff Gallery,巴尔的摩,美国
Draw itOUT!,Meyerhoff Gallery,巴尔的摩,美国
First Year Experience Exhibition,Meyerhoff Gallery,巴尔的摩,美国
Chinese Young Artists,Brown Center,巴尔的摩,美国


演出 / 剧场


2020

导演、制作人、服装舞美设计、演员
集体梦境, BBOX剧场空间,巴尔的摩,美国





2019

参展艺术家
人类皮囊,26th Benefit Fashion Show,Falvey Hall,巴尔的摩,美国 





2018

演员、联合编剧
You’ll Never Meet Mac DeMarco,BBOX剧场空间,巴尔的摩,美国 


艺术节 / 艺术书展


2021

三影堂Phopho Fair, 北京
野餐艺术节, 上海
武汉艺术书展, 武汉
朗园×做书图书市集, 北京
不熟艺术书展, 杭州
假杂志2021开春书会,宁波
野生青年艺术节,杭州


2020

朝悦活页青年艺术节,北京
UNFOLD 上海艺术书展, 上海
冇艺术节, 南京
SEEYOO 艺术节,杭州
妙会 伍德吃托克 , 北京
第五届ABC艺术书展, 上海



放映 / 电影节
2019

JHU-MICA Film Festival,Parkway 剧院,巴尔的摩,美国

2018

Carpenter Orchestra(木工乐团), ENIMATION Festival, 斯洛文尼亚

Carpenter Orchestra(木工乐团), Yup Academy, 绍兴,中国





获奖 / 驻地


2021

游击战第五期,栏杆外,上海︎


2019

Micro-Grant,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国



杰出国际学生奖,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国



2018

Foundation Departmental Recognition Award,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国




2017

Internl Award of Excellence,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国 
Academic Honors Scholarship,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国 
C. V. Starr Scholarship,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国
Thalheimer Scholarship,马里兰艺术学院,巴尔的摩,美国





︎ (forthcoming)




采访/艺术评论



2021

JOY LI黎佳仪(上):建立关系需要一种脆弱性的展示
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/eXKBFb1RAIQmyFvqsJuZ-A


JOY LI黎佳仪(下):我们总是先看到海的图画,再看到海
https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/dG7oRe3ptYO-4Npq1WBKzg