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Yafei Qi

Studio grant holder in Umeå 4 September - 30 November 2017

Yafei Qi
(b. 1987) lives and works in Beijing. She works with video and has a background in painting and filmmaking. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHIB) in 2016, and majored in Film and Video Art for her BA at the China Academy of Fine Arts. She has experience of directing artistic films and experimental videos and has collaborated with two directors on several of their films. Her works strive to expand space and rupture time. Wearing the Fog is a double-screen video which rather than arranging the images in linear time sequence freely splices the images. In this way, time has a multiplicity. Wearing the Fog has been selected by several international films festivals. It won the Best Experimental Film award at the Broadway Film Festival and was awarded an Honourable Mention at the FIRST International Film Festival in 2016.

Yafei Qi’s current practice focuses on the social status of women and the recent wave of feminism in contemporary China. Her works discuss the conflict between the traditional ideas of women passed on from generation to generation and contemporary feminism among young women.

Yafei Qi’s work has been exhibited in China, Norway and Russia. Her next solo exhibition will be held in Oslo in 2017.

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