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Yi Hsuan Lai is a Taiwanese visual artist based in New York City. Her graphic design and live theater documentation background led her to develop an artistic process that combines staged self-portraiture, still-life, sculpture-based photography, and installation. She incorporates photography, sculpture, and found objects to create work that speaks to the physical and psychological experiences to reflect the complexity of self-identity, the fluidity of the body, and the Otherness. Lai also experiments with the materiality for presenting her photographs to create a dialogue between tangible sensibility and tactile ambiguity within a space. 


She has been awarded LensCulture Critic’s Choice Top 10 Chosen, and her work has been shown in solo show in Anonymous Town at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2020, New York), group show in Today is Yesterday's Tomorrow, PHMuseum Photo Festival  (2022, Bologna, Italy),  Smart Objects, Flattened Images, in Well Well Project, (2022, Portland, OR), A Body: Figure and Flesh at Floor Gallery (2022, Seoul, South Korea), If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now at Wassaic Project (2021, Wassaic, NY), Unmute 10002 residency group show at Austrian Cultural Forum (2021, New York), The Thing in Itself at NARS Residency (2020, New York). Seasonal Repression at Field project (2020, New York), In Visible Space at Here Art (2020, New York). She has been in MASS MoCA artist in residence (2022, MA), Un/Mute 10002 collective online residency (2021) and NARS Foundation International Residency (2020, NY). 

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