Xi Li (b. 1995 Suzhou, China) is an artist who works with photography, video, and installation to focus on the process of image-making, narrative shifts, and nature of preservation within history and image culture both collectively and individually. Drawing from a fusion of personal perspective, multicultural background, historical archives, images, artifacts, Li uses methods of construction, simulation, intervention and refabrication in her studio, to consider the unstable harmony between actual and fictive recollections of the past, and to blur the lines in between, and to reconstruct images and narratives. Li has exhibited internationally in François Ghebaly in Los Angeles, AMANITA and Latitude Gallery in New York City, MadeIn Gallery in Shanghai and others. Li is the recipient of Aperture 2023 Creator Labs Photo Fund. Her self-published book Traces of Invisibilities has been shortlisted for Photo 2020 x Perimeter International Photobook Prize. Li earned a Bachelor of Design from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art. Li is now living in New York and participating in the artist residency at Silver Art Projects.

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