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Yi Lian 易连

Yi Lian studied in the famous New Media Department of Hangzhou’s China Academy of Art, graduating in 2012 with an MFA in Inter-Media. Influenced by the pioneers of video art who studied, worked, and taught in Hangzhou, including Zhang Peili and Yang Fudong, Yi Lian is also interested in theatre and cinema; he cites film directors such as Tarkovsky, Angelopoulos and Terayama as particular influences. 

Yi Lian’s works include videos, installations and sound. He works with light extensively and aims to create a particular sense of the depth of field; thus the images in his works represent a view both in reality and an illusion. The people, props and animals in his works seem to be perpetually moving without a cause, reflecting the world's social, psychological and natural makeup from the artist's perspective. 


Yi Lian was born in 1987 in Jiangxi, China. Yi Lian currently live & work in Hangzhou, China. Yi Lian obtained BA degree of New Media Art in China Academy of Art in 2009; obtained MA degree of Intermedia Art in China Academy of Art in 2012 in Hangzhou, China.

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