Every Tuesday at 7pm, premiering Sept 1, 2020
Cambridge Community Television
The International Art Book and Film Festival in Perpignan, France
It's Nice That, words by Jyni Ong
14 October 2020
Essay by Anny Li and Wills Kingery
Released by Maharam
Multi-disciplinary artist, filmmaker, and designer Zhongkai Li blends a fascination with fine art, technology, and history in his working practice. He recent research challenges and subverts conventional subject-object relationships between viewer and content. He approaches time-based media with a focus on a dualistic method, examining the different ways of interplay between narration, moving images, and sounds in physical and digital space.
His work was been exhibited at Maharam, Digital America, Cambridge Community Television, The International Festival of Art and Film Books, Hong Kong New Wave Film Festival, New Haven International Film Festival, The Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, China TDC, Scotland Graphic Design Festival, Biennale Internationale des poétes en Val-de-Marne, Ukraine International Eco-poster Triennial "the 4th Block", ASIA NEXT Poster Design Invitation Exhibition, Golden Bee Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, China TDC: Typography in China, and the World Biennial of Student Poster.
His work has been collected by the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Yale Film Study Center. He was invited as a guest critic at Pratt Institute andUnionDoc and as a teaching assistant at the Yale School of Art, China Central Academy of Fine Art, and Hunan University. He is currently teaching at Parsons School of Art. Zhongkai has received a number of scholarships: Sanyu Scholarship from Andrea Frank Foundation, Yale School of Art Scholarship, The First and Second Prize Scholarship, and the Entrepreneurship Scholarship from Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Universal Surface is a multi-disciplinary design studio running by Zhongkai Li.
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