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Working with objects, images, animation and videos, Tingwei Li is interested in new phenomenon and tangible values in contemporary life. By addressing how human consciousness and behavior have been changed in consumer society, she investigates the subject centered issues such as the self-optimization, anxieties, phobia and the 'flexible ego' under strategy of marketing and internet “user”.

The analogous, alternative, and interconnected relationship between digital and analog is pivotal to her practice.As kind of artistic research, her work undertakes a mental archeology of digital medium and its influence on our minds, bodies and behaviors.

In her video works, she tends to animate and creates the narratives with complex structures, interlacing and juxtaposing events and mystifications, unwrapping many semantical layers. And what seems to be sometimes a Theatre of the Absurd, is a thoroughly elaborated approach of various visual languages, textures and approaches of the perceptual psychology.

Tingwei Li is particularly interested in combining different culture icons and signs to create a mixed semantic entanglements. From newest visual phenomenon to historical aspects, she works with non-linear narratives in transforming the critiqued beliefs and giving warnings on certain social affairs.  3D modeling recreating or reshaping gives viewers an opportunity to zoom in details of shifting perception in the society of acceleration, forming a strong contrast particularly in visual aesthetics. Her works mainly aim to free a connection across time, space and culture o make a reality depiction in focus of contemporary prophesy.


李亭葳用物体、图像和视频装置来组织当代生活话题,通过影、文字、网络视频、声音、平面符号,重现现代人不停追求的自我优化,关注被消费市场改变的自我意识和数码媒介对个人精神感受、行为的改变和异化。在视频作品中,李亭葳创造结构繁复的叙事,将真实事件和神秘元素交错并列,展开许多语义层次。看似荒谬的戏剧性手法是一种糅杂了视觉语言、质感和感知心理学方法的现实描绘。




About Tingwei:

-Berlin University of the Arts. Berlin, Germany
Fine Arts, master studies, 2011 - 2016
Meisterschüler Titel 2017


-Hunter College of The City University of New York. NYC, USA
Fine Arts, MFA program, 2014


-University of Bremen. Bremen, Germany
Visiting student in the College of Pedagogical Education, 2010-2011


-Tongji University of Shanghai. Shanghai, China
Studied Photography and German, 2008-2010


-Middle school affiliated to „China Academy of Art“(CAA), 2005-2008


-born in Yantai/Shandong, China , 1989



1989年出生于山东烟台


2005-2008 中国美术学院附属中学


2008-2010 同济大学肄业


2014 纽约城市大学亨特学院美术系MFA项目


2011-2016 德国柏林艺术大学美术系学习自由艺术


2017年获得柏林艺术大学艺术系大师班学生称号