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·  YURAN Li (Portia)

   b.1995 Shijiazhuang.    Based in London

 

   2017 - 2019     MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths University of London, London.    

 

   2013 - 2017     BA, (A fucking institutional Art department in a decayed comprehensive university) 

 

 

   Solo Exhibition 

   October

    Why Tender Shell? V.O Studios Tower Hill,London

· Selected Group Exhibitions

  

  2023

  July

  Whispered Canvases, Silian Gallery, London

  3rd Annual Peace Love Art, A+C Foundation,Online

  May

  OXYTOCIN Collective Care 2023, Science Gallery, London

  February

  Quote, Unquote, Ugly Duck, London 

  2022

  November

  Choreo Archive, Dinner Party Gallery, London

  August

  This Is Essential Work,  curated by Michal Nahman and Susan Newman, Online  

  A room of one's own, Safehouse 1, London

  May

  Sex Re-boot, IKLECTIK, London  

 

  2021        

  June

  BlueCables Residency Show, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

  January

  A Dialogue In Winter, Biennial Art 2020, Yanjiao 

  2020              

  December

  Cyberfeminism, No Space Gallery, Online 

  June

  Body Soul and Time, No Space Gallery, Online

  2019

  October 

  Parallax Art Fair, Parallax Art Fair London, London

  The Surreality of Fear, BSB Gallery, Trenton 

  Arche of Realm,  No Space Gallery,  Online 

 

  August

  Exquisite Body,Home 「form」room artist studio,London

  July 

  Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths University of London, London

  May

  Say Aaaaaahhhhhh, The Old Operating Theatre, London

  2018

  October

  The Living Room, Space Honey* Bad Art, London 

  September

  Gold X, Deptford X Exhibition, London

   July

  Goldsmiths Interm show, Goldsmiths,London

  March

  One-Day Store Exhibition, Deptford Market, London

  2017

  December 

  Auction the Truth, Goldsmiths University of London, London

  June

  Self-evident,  Shanxi Art Institute,Taiyuan

 

· Workshops

  2019

  November

  Hold Workshop Sculpting Society With the Body, Wanying Art Museum,Shijiazhuang

  October 

  Hold workshop Body Whispers: a workshop in Contact Improvisation, collaborate with Transparent Domin, Saw Swee Hock Centre, London

· Conference

   2018            

   Widening the Gaze: A conference exploring the role of race in creative practice,Slade Research Center,London (21st,March)

· Art Activity

  2019

  October 

  Exhibit in Parallax Art Fair, Parallax Art Fair London, London

  Curator Assistant at Arthill Gallery,London

 

  May 

  Media operation of Say Aaaaahhhhhh, The Old Operating Theatre, London


  2018 

  August

  Performance for Clara Pereda, Chisenhale studio (28th, August)

 

  July

  Sound control for Puta, Goldsmiths, London (12th, July)

 

  December 

  Performance for Rachel Chang: There Is Nothing In the Dark Except the Dead Gaze of a Copy, Arebyte Gallery, London (2nd, December)

  2016

  Intern at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

 

  Intern at Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Shijiazhuang

· Awards

  2019

  March               Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund,Goldsmiths,London

· Nominate

  2019

  November         BLANC art show, the Oculus World Trade Centre, New York

· Press​

   

   BOOK

   Widening the Gaze, Slade School of Fine Art,2018

   MAGAZINE

   The Art Columnist, 3rd Edition

   Wotisart issue#29,2019

   FAKfulness Magazine issue#2,2019

   Artqol Magazine August issue

   ONLINE

   Artisle Talk | Portia x Performance : Physical Theater + Fiction, Artisle, by Wang king

   Goldsmiths Degree Show Press, The Room LDN, by QY                 

   Portia Lee, Artist from Beijing, Interview by Hideaki Hara

   

  

                                   

  Print CV 

p.yuranli@outlook.com

+44 (0)7403510726

Portia Yuran Li is a multimedia artist who works with painting, poem,sculpture and performance. Through the use of evocative fictional texts, dreamlike, absurd yet gentle sculptures and choreography, she creates a visual language that exists in a state between theatre and performance. Her art subtly reveals the struggles and desires of humanity, and the blurred boundaries between reality and mythology, with poetic undertones.

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