Zhongkai Li



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Zhongkai Li (b.1993 Changsha)
Ins: @zhongkai_li

2019  MFA, Yale School of Art, New Haven
2016  BFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Solo Exhibitions
Zhongkai Li: Drifting Fragments
November 14–December 16, 2022
Bing-Davis Memorial Gallery, Upper Iowa University
605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142

Prototype I
May 28–June 25, 2021
1209 Xinzha Road #60, Jing'an, Shanghai, CN 200041

Finding Patterns in Time and Place
January 27–July 20, 2020
251 Park Ave S #15, New York, NY 10010

Group Exhibitions & Screenings
Stranger Things
August 19–September 24, 2022
Here Pittsburgh,
527 N Taylor Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

The 7th International Exhibition on New Media Art
March 31–April 18, 2021
CICA Museum, Korea 10049

Hot Steam III
September 30–October 6, 2020
Cambridge Community Television's Channel 9
Starlight Square, Cambridge, Massachuestts

Undocumented events and object permanence
March 3–Current, 2020
Blockchain certified, Noemata, Arts Council Norway

You Can Get in and Not Do Anything
November 16–December 16, 2019
Green Hall, Yale School of Art
1156 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511

Curatorial Practice
Figure, Character, Sign
A plus A Gallery, Venice, 2022

Radical Return
Boston University Art Gallery, Boston & IS A GALLERY, Shanghai, 2021
A Plus A Gallery (Venice), 2022

Karel Martens: Re-Production
IS A GALLERY, Shanghai, 2021

Michel Auder: Iconography, Storytelling, Myth, Irony, Archive
IS A GALLERY, Shanghai, 2021

José Quintanar: A Dutch Landscape #11
IS A GALLERY, Shanghai, 2021

Featured in
Design Annual 63 (Sept/Oct issue), Communication Arts, 2022
The rise of independent art spaces in pandemic-era Shanghai, issue 126, Hutch Wilco, Artasiapacific, 2021
Radical Return selected as a Boston Globe Critic’s Pick, The Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, 2021
More is More, Victionary Publication, Hong Kong, 2021
The 7th International Exhibition on New Media Art, CICA Museum, 2021
MFA 2019, Yale School of Art, 2020
Digital America, Issue 15, University of Richmond, 2020
Cultivating Paradise on a Universal Surface, Anny Li and Willis Kingery, Maharam, 2020
Response To Gazing, Alexis Angelus, Digital America, 2020
What can the poster offer the world? It’s Nice that, 2020
Everything in the past has life, Carte Blanche - Favorite Art Films given to Michel Auder, selected by The International Festival of Art and Film Books (FILAF), 2020
Everything in the past has life, Officially selected by Hong Kong New Wave Film Festival, New Haven International Film Festival, 2019
Untitled-folder, Issue 4, Published in Hong Kong, 2019

Teaching & Workshops
Unlearning of Form, Color, and Texture, Workshop Leader,  
Upper Iowa University, Iowa, 2022

Advanced Motion Graphics, Lecturer
Parsons School of Design, New York, 2020

Talks & Lectures
Between Navigation, Royal College of Fine Art, Visiting Artist Talk, 2021
Shanghai Picnic Art Festival, Artist Talk, 2021
Rhode Island School of Design, Visiting Artist Talk, 2021
Almost Too Much Storytelling, Boston University, Artist Talk, 2021

Guest Critiques
Words, Images and Ideas, RISD Illustration Department, 2021
Thesis Group, Boston University Graphic Design Department, 2021
Screening, UnionDocs, New York, 2020
Digital Prototyping, Pratt Institution Graphic Design Department, 2020
Process and Production, Pratt Graphic Design Department, 2019
Branding and Messaging, Pratt Graphic Design Department, 2019

Axis Magazine
, Japan, 2022
360 Magazine
, Hong Kong, 2021
Victionary Publication, Hong Kong, 2021
Index: Spotlight, Q&A, New York, 2019
Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 2019
Graphic Design Festival Scotland, 2017
The Creators Project, Vice, 2016

Scholarships & Grants
Cultural Investment Portfolio grant, Mass Cultural Council, 2022
Sanyu Scholarship, Andrea Frank Foundation, 2018-2019
Yale School of Art Scholarship, Yale University, 2017
The First Prize Scholarship, Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2015

Young Ones Awards, 2022-2023
The One Club for Creativity, New York