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.

Yu Ji
Yu Ji
Shanghai, 1985

Past Exhibitions

Prec(ar)ious Collectives

23 Akadimias Street 06/04/2017 — 12/04/2017

Inside China: l’Interieur du Geant

K11 Pop-Up Space 11/03/2015 — 03/05/2015

Solo Shows

“Black Mountain” Beijing Commune, Beijing, China
“Dairy of Sulfur Mining – Pataauw” Mind Set art Center, Taipei, China

“Never Left Behind” C-Space, Beijing, China

“In the Skin” Mind Set art Center, Taipei, China

“Not Moss” Artists Special Project, Gillman Barracks, Singapore
“Moss” Visual Point Space, Shanghai, China

“I Stand Alone” C-Space, Beijing, China

Group Shows

“The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)” 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
“Snacks” Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai, China
“Mountain Sites: Views of Laoshan” SIFANG Art Museum, Nanjing, China
“New Capital” Huang Yu Collection Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, China
“WE” chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China

“Nocturnal Friendships” Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong, China
“Myth/ History II: Shanghai Galaxy” YUZM, Shanghai, China
“CAFAM Future / Observer-Creator” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

“Inside China -L’Intérieur du Géant” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
“Myth/ History” YUZM, Shanghai, China
“You Can Only Think about Something, if You Think about Something Else” Time Museum, Guangzhou, China
“Erasure: From Conceptualism to Abstraction” Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong, China

“Settling” Earl Lu Gallery in LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
“Deep In the Cloud” am Art Space, Shanghai, China
“Some Like It Hot” Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

“One Man Theater” He Xiangning Art Museum, Shen Zhen, China
“City Tracery” am Art Space, Shanghai, China

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Shanghai Country of birth: China Date of birth: 1985 Lives in: Shanghai, China