Yu Ji’s works cover mainly sculpture and installation as well as performance and video in recent years. Her works often articulate the relationship between time and nature. She creates an infinite sense of Zen by extending the model of nature, summing it all up with softness, lightness and sensitivity, intervening in things natural in such a light manner that it seems little force is applied, as she states in the theme of her work Moss: “A bryophyte that lives in water or damp places on the land, without roots, stocks or leaves. It is not know where it begins to grow or where it ends. It has mysterious colors that change imperceptibly.” Yu Ji studied sculpture in Fine Art College of Shanghai University and was a student to Liu Jianhua, one of the most active and prolific sculptors in China today. As a young emerging Chinese artist, she has shown in China as well as in Europe.
Yu Ji’s diverse interest led to the co-found of am Art Space in 2008, which stands as one of the few non-profit independent experimental art spaces active in Shanghai to date.