• Profile:

    Zhongkai Li is a designer, video artist, illustrator, and filmmaker. His recent research challenges and subverts conventional subject-object relationships between viewer and content. He approaches time-based media with a focus on a dualistic method, examining the different ways of interplay between narration, moving images, and sounds in physical and digital space. Zhongkai holds an MFA in graphic design from Yale University.

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Graphic Design, Yale School of Art;

    MFA, Art and Design, Central Academy of Fine Arts;

    Performances And Appearances:

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2019 Objects, Video snack, VCU, Richmond, VA

    2019 Artist Screening: layers, The American Fabrics Arts Building, The Bridgeport Art Trail, CT

    2018 Body as camera, The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, New Haven, CT, US

    2018 Rung what you brung!!, Green gallery, New Haven, US

    2018 Odds and Ends pop-up book exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, US

    2017 International Poster Exhibition, Scotland's Centre for Design & Architecture, Glasgow, UK

    2017 China TDC: Typographic Design in China Invitation Exhibition, Nanshan Museum, Shenzhen, CN

    2017 You can get in and not do anything, Green gallery, New Haven, US

    2016 The Extension of Interface: China Motion Typographic Design Exhibition, School of Design at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, CN

    2015 13e Biennale Internationale des poétes en Val-de-Marne, Centre cultural Anis Gras, Paris, FR

    2015 IX International Eco-poster Triennial "the 4th Block", Kharkiv, UKR

    2015 ASIA NEXT Poster Design Invitation Exhibition, Yucun gallery, Suzhou CN / Kaohsiung Cultural Center, Kaohsiung, TW / Namseoul University Art Center Gallery Iang, Seoul, KR

    2014 The 11th Golden Bee Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Gogol Center, Moscow, RU

    2014 The 6th World Biennial of Student Poster, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad, RS

    2014 Master of Design – Chengdu Design Week, Chengdu, CN

    2014 A'Design Award Exhibition, Broletto di como, Como, IT

    2014 The 15th Platinum Originiality Graphic Design Competition, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, CN

    2013 The 4th Art and Design Exhibition of Chinese Colleges, Chengdu, CN


    2019 Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Interview

    2019 Untitled-folder Queer Magazine Issue 4, Interview

    2017 International Poster Book, Graphic Design Festival Scotland, Interview

    2016 Media, Commercialism and Feminism, The Creators Project, Vice, Interview

    2016 Metaphors appear when images and information are separated, Design in Changsha, Interview

    Awards And Honors:

    2019 Everything in the past has life, Officially selected by New Haven International Film Festival

    2019 Everything in the past has life, Officially selected by New Haven Documentary Film Festival

    2019 Everything in the past has life, Officially selected by Hong Kong New Wave Film Festival

    2018 Sanyu Scholarship, Yale University

    2014 Graphics and Visual Communication Design – Bronze Award, A’Design Award

    Current Courses:

    Advanced Motion Graphics