Yee I-Lann

Born 1971

Yee I-Lann is a Malaysian contemporary artist known for her works using photography, collage, film, collaborative weaving, and everyday objects. Her practice examines power, colonialism, and neocolonialism in Southeast Asia to explore the impact of historic memory on social experience. Since 2018, Yee has been working collaboratively with sea-based and land-based indigenous communities in Sabah, Malaysia. Yee currently lives and works in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Yee has exhibited in museums across Asia, Europe, the United States, and Australia, including solo exhibitions such as Yee I-Lann: Until We Hug Again at the Centre for Heritage Arts & Textile in Hong Kong, Fluid World at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide, and Yee I-Lann: 2005–2016 at the Ayala Museum, Manila, the Philippines. She has participated in the Yinchuan Biennale, the Asia Pacific Triennial, the Jakarta Biennale, the Singapore Biennale, and the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale.
During the 1990s, Yee was co-founder of the art collective, labDNA. She shares KerbauWorks, a cross-discipline project label and space, with her partner, the musician and designer Joe Kidd.
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