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.


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


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