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b. 1971, Taiwan

Yeh Wei-Li Biography

Yeh Wei-Li was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1971, and emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of eleven. As a teenager in Tampa, Florida, Yeh was fascinated by heavy metal music and aspired to be a rock-and-roll photographer. He consequently studied photography at the University of South Florida (BFA 1994) and later received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design (1997). Graduate workshops at Brown University's experimental Literary Arts Program and a three-month visit to Taiwan in 1996 (his first since emigrating), fueled his thesis work on themes of displacement, assimilation, cultural identity and racial politics. Relocating to New York City, Yeh exhibited work at Columbia University, New York University, Bronx Museum of Art and the International Center of Photography. Yeh presented his seminal photography work, Guest: On the Subject of Home, at his "Septemberly" Brooklyn studio in December 2001, shortly after 9/11. Since returning to live permanently in Taiwan in 2002, Yeh has been active as an artist, curator and instigator. Yeh’s work is shown and collected internationally, and his photographic and text-based projects continue to explore the dynamics of the individual within collective practices, centering on both the personal and the socio-political relationships between the self and the city in which he resides. His collective and collaborative-based practice is seen in major projects such as Treasure Hill Tea + Photo (THTP) and the ongoing Antiquity-like Rubbish Research & Development Syndicate. Yeh lives and works in Yangmei, Taiwan and still holds hope of going on a world tour with a rock & roll band. 

Yeh Wei-Li Featured Artworks

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Dining Table No.2, YSC Shuinandong Residence by Yeh Wei-Li contemporary artwork
Yeh Wei-LiDining Table No.2, YSC Shuinandong Residence, 2019Giclee print on canson rag photographique 310g, ironwood and mineral pigment stained frame
90 x 110 x 5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Dining Table No.3, YSC Shuinandong Residence by Yeh Wei-Li contemporary artwork
Yeh Wei-LiDining Table No.3, YSC Shuinandong Residence, 2019Giclee print on canson rag photographique 310g, ironwood and mineral pigment stained frame
90 x 110 x 5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Guqin Table No.1,  YSC Shuinandong Residence by Yeh Wei-Li contemporary artwork
Yeh Wei-LiGuqin Table No.1,  YSC Shuinandong Residence, 2019Giclee print on canson rag photographique 310g, ironwood and mineral pigment stained frame
90 x 110 x 5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
August, YSC Wantan Residence by Yeh Wei-Li contemporary artwork
Yeh Wei-LiAugust, YSC Wantan Residence, 2015Giclee print on canson rag photographique 310g, ironwood and mineral pigment stained frame
90 x 110 x 5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Grandpa’s Desk《外公的書桌》 by Yeh Wei-Li contemporary artwork
Yeh Wei-LiGrandpa’s Desk《外公的書桌》, 2016Lambda C-Print, Acrylic Face
92 x 115 x 5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Bedroom《臥室》 by Yeh Wei-Li contemporary artwork
Yeh Wei-LiBedroom《臥室》, 2016Lambda C-Print, Acrylic Face Mount, Reclaimed Wood Frame
92 x 115 x 5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery

Yeh Wei-Li Recent Exhibitions

Yeh Wei-Li Represented By

Hanart TZ Gallery contemporary art gallery in Hong Kong Hanart TZ Gallery Hong Kong

Yeh Wei-Li In Related Press

Taipei Biennial 2016: A new lexicon for the biennial Related Press Taipei Biennial 2016: A new lexicon for the biennial 16 September 2016, Art Agenda

The title of the tenth Taipei Biennial, Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future,  includes everything but the term hammered throughout the exhibition: history. Curated by Corinne Diserens, this biennial departs from the 2014 edition helmed by Nicolas Bourriaud on the theme of accelerationism. Where Bourriaud’s...

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Taiwanese artist Yeh Wei-Li at Hanart TZ Related Press Taiwanese artist Yeh Wei-Li at Hanart TZ 16 February 2016, Art Radar

Antiquity-Like Rubbish Research and Development Syndicate is a multi-artist, process-oriented project begun in 2010 by Taiwanese-born, American-educated artist Yeh Wei-Li. The primary process of the ongoing project is collecting trash as materials from all sorts of spaces – construction sites as well as riverbeds – and reassembling...

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Yeh Wei-Li In Video & Audio

Illuminated Presence: Yeh Shih-Chiang + Yeh Wei-li Related Video & Audio Illuminated Presence: Yeh Shih-Chiang + Yeh Wei-li 22 October 2015, Hong Kong Art Centre

In Illuminated Presence, Hong Kong Arts Centre presents a powerful and moving exhibition of works by the late Taiwan master painter and calligrapher YEH Shih-Chiang (1926-2012). The exhibition is accompanied by a new series of interpretative works by photography-based artist YEH Wei-Li from Taiwan, created in response to Yeh Shih-chiang’s...

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