Yu Ji (China/Austria) in her practice is motivated by the ongoing investigation into the specific location with geography and historical narratives. Her works have been associated closely with field research, and show a strong interest in the intervention of specific space with the body. Her performances, that happen together with her sculptures, reflect and moderate the fragile presence of human and objects in their everyday environment and often turn the space of art into the site of labour.

Yu’s work has been exhibited at various institutions including Palais des Tokyo in France, Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Yuz Museum in Shanghai, and Times Museum Guangzhou. Yu has exhibited at the 11th Gwangju Biennale and the 11th Shanghai Biennale in 2016. She is one of the finalist artists in Hugo Boss Asia Prize, 2017. In 2019 she will take part in Venice Biennale, and in 2020 she will have her first UK solo exhibition presented by Chisenhale Gallery.

With support from

Delfina Foundation’s Network of Asia-Pacific Patrons


Spring 2019

Artist’s website



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