Yi Zhou

Born 1978
Hometown Shanghai, China
Lives and Works Shanghai, China and Paris, France
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England
The American University of Paris, Paris, France

Yi Zhou Gallery Art

RH Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France
Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Pearl Jam Galleries, Shanghai, China

The Chinese artist Yi Zhou takes full advantage of new media, using the latest imaging techniques to make riveting video animations that bridge Eastern and Western visual culture. Her narratives are often inspired by classical literature, but unfold like Surrealist cinema; in The Greatness, which alludes to Dante's Divine Comedy and stars rap mogul Pharrell Williams, a shattered vase becomes a portal to the underworld. Yi Zhou has participated in international festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival, the Venice Biennial and the Guangzhou Triennial; the United Nations commissioned her short piece "Clair de Lune" for its 2011 conference on climate change.

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