Yee I-Lann (b. 1971, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia) lives and works in Kuala Lumpur. Her primarily photomedia-based practice is often situated at the shifting nexus of power, colonialism and neocolonialism in Southeast Asia. Yee explores the impact of historic memory in social experience, with a particular focus on counter-narrative ‘histories from below’. In recent years, she has started working collaboratively with sea-based and land-based communities and Indigenous media in Sabah, Malaysia. Her selected recent solo exhibitions include Yee I-Lann: 2005–2016, Ayala Museum, Manila, Philippines (2016); ZIGAZIG ah!, Silverlens, Manila, Philippines (2019); Yee I-Lann & Collaborators: Borneo Heart, Sabah International Convention Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (2021) and Yee I-Lann: Until We Hug Again, CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile), Hong Kong (2021). Among her selected group exhibitions are the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (1999, 2021); Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015); Yinchuan Biennale, Yinchuan, China (2016); SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now, The National Art Center and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2017); Asian Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung City, Taiwan (2019) and Aichi Triennale, Aichi, Japan (2022).

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