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Li Yan

1989 Born in Yanchen, Jiangsu, China

2012 Graduated from the Sculpture Department of Jingdezhen Ceramic University with a Bachelor's degree     

2016 Graduated from Shantou University with a Master's degree in Fine Arts





Taking Root, Installation Works, Gwangju, South Korea

2016                                                                                                                                                                                                              B-Space Artist-in-residence solo exhibition Beijing, China

Software invasion Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

Space Series, Shantou University Art gallery, Shantou, China




The 5th Shenzhen Public Sculpture Exhibition, Shenzhen, China


Pingyao International Sculpture Festival, The Ancient City of Ping Yao, Pingyao, China

Infrastructure Sino-Italian Contemporary Art Exhibition, Italy

Art Suzhou, Guo Yun Lou, Suzhou, China


Carry on the Past, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

Reinterpret, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing, China

Shenzhen International Sculpture Exhibition, Pingshan Sculpture Art Creative Park, Shenzhen, China

The 2017 Sovereign Asian Art Prize James Christie Room/ The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong, China

Homer TributeSino-U.S. Internationl Art Exchange Exhibition, Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, China


Whiplash!!! Surge Art 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China

Elite Young Artist Program, Guan Shanyue Art MuseumShenzhen, China

Elite Young Artist Program, Zhengguan Art Museum, Beijing, China


New Art Trend of International Artist Award, Macau, China


Art, art is a means, material is the medium, and visual presentation is only a result within a time limit. How to think is important. This time, stone and wood (different from trees) and realistic architectural space were chosen. Stone and wood materials have experienced natural wind, rain, thunder, electricity, and artificial cutting, hoeing, forging and knocking. So far this is two processes that have been doing subtraction.

Adding two kinds of subtractive materials together, re-growth, giving a time-effect artistic life, the wooden strip grows from the defects of stone cracks or stones, breaking the original physical balance of the stone, so the new form is formed. The building has geometric shapes and monsters that grow in the cracks of the building. And all of this is alive, it will be classified as dust, the change is eternal, so I named it "the roots of the ground"