Jia Xi Li 李镓汐
Born in 1997


Jia Xi is a Chinese Canadian artist based in London. She makes sculpture, wall pieces, and installations in solidified knitted textile. Her art materialises personal involuntary memory, revealing the complexity of domestic objects mirroring existence, history, and behaviour. Each piece encapsulates an archived time and memory, triggered by emotions and senses, embodying the intangible 'home' of a contemporary urban nomad. Knot by knot, Jia Xi builds a woven carcass from fibre materials that should not stand up.




Education

2019-2021 MA Royal College of Art, UK
2015-2019 BFA Parsons School of Design, US





Artist Residency


2023 Sarabande Foundation, Artist in Residence, London, UK

2022 CraftHub Residency, Kolding Design School, Denmark

2022 Contextile Contemporary Art Biennial, Guimarães, Portugal

2021 Solo artist residency, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, UK

Solo Exhibition

2023 Where Forgetting Meets Remembering, Sarabande Foundation, London︎︎︎

2021 Knot by Not, Solo Exhibition, Unit 1 Gallery, London︎︎︎






Group Exhibition


2023 SUM: Summer Exhibition, Sarabande Foundation, London UK

2023 Definitions of Drawing II, Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds UK

2023 SandCastle, APT Gallery, London UK

2023 Arte Laguna Prize, Venice Italy

2023 Coming Home: In Search of Our Body, London UK

2022 Contextile, Guimarães Portugal

2022 No Place Like Home, Fitzrovia Gallery, London UK

2022 Karen Tronel Antumn Exhibition, London UK

2022 BBA Artist Prize 2022, Kühlhaus, Berlin Germany

2022 Soft Dialogue, London Craft Week, London UK 

2022 Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition,  Edinburgh UK

2022 Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London UK

2021 The Knitting and Stitching Shows, London, Harrogate UK

2021 RCA Textile Happening, London UK

2021 Festival of Quilt, The NEC, Birmingham UK

2021 UTOPIA VR Exhibition, Holy Art

2020 Ars Electronica Garden London (collaboration)


 







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