Lǐ Xīng Yǔ (Echo Li) is an artist based in Narrm (Melbourne) born in Suzhou, whose practice spans multiple disciplines: painting, performance, writing, photograph, video, printmaking etc. Her work often involves translation and remediation as methods. She translates language, experiences, identity, etc.
To be “Un” has been the key to her practices, which often embodies resistance and antagonism against the establishment and the dominant ideology in China. Similarly, the West is also plagued with political issues that often echo white privilege and colonialism. As a transnational Chinese artist, She lies in a mid-ground between two societies. Thus her practices often came from this sense of in-between-ness by being “Un”. She likes to see her identity comes from places rather than nationality. There are nostalgias, stories, humour coming from these places; She carries them with her and sees them as the politics of identity.